Beginning tomorrow, the Kentucky Department of Revenue will levy a 6 percent sales tax on the sales of admissions to events hosted by most non-profit organizations. This legislation will affect the sale of tickets to UK Athletics events, a fact confirmed by extensive review with internal University of Kentucky legal counsel.
UK Athletics is in the process of adjusting all ticket prices by adding the 6 percent sales tax to reflect one price inclusive of the tax. The 6 percent increase in ticket prices will be directly remitted to the state.
Fans should be aware of the following information regarding the newly levied tax on non-profit ticket sales affecting UK Athletics:
- The new sales tax goes into effect tomorrow.
- This change will affect all season and single-game tickets. Single-game football tickets, inclusive of the sales tax, will go on sale July 3 at Ticketmaster.com.
- Payments and purchases made prior to July 1 will not be affected.
- Listed prices are in the process of being updated on UKathletics.com/tickets.
Other goods and services also will be affected by the tax increase, including car repairs, tanning bed use, veterinary care and gym memberships.