Cost Of Tickets, Goods, Services To Rise As New State Sales Tax Hits Tomorrow

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jun 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-29 19:18:35-04

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
  • Payments and purchases made prior to July 1 will not be affected.
  • Listed prices are in the process of being updated on

Other goods and services also will be affected by the tax increase, including car repairs, tanning bed use, veterinary care and gym memberships.