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Kentucky Governor Vetoes $15,000 Remote Worker Tax Incentive

April 12, 2021, 5:09 PM

A novel Kentucky measure to provide $15,000 or more in tax incentives for new remote workers died Friday by Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto.

The bill, H.B. 372, would have given full-time remote workers a state income tax break starting at $5,000 a year—decreasing by $1,000 annually—if they relocated to Kentucky in 2021 and worked for an out-of-state company. The bill would also have provided additional income tax breaks for first-time homebuyers, up to the annual real estate tax amount.

In a veto letter, Beshear, a Democrat, said he agreed with the concept but didn’t like the language or ...