McCracken County Kentucky

300 Clarence Gaines St

Paducah, KY 42001


Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.


Craig Clymer
Judge Executive

Jeff Parker
First Dist. Com.

Bill Bartleman
2nd Dist. Com.

Edwin Jones
Third Dist. Com.

Matt Carter

David Knight

Amanda Melton
County Coroner

Sam Clymer
County Attorney

Julie Griggs
County Clerk

Bill Dunn

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It is hereby ordered that due to the Federal Government and the Commonwealth of Kentucky extending the deadline from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020 for income tax filings, McCracken County will also extend the deadline for Net Profits License Fee Returns from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.

Tax Administrator

The McCracken County Tax Administrator collects local county Payroll (Occupational) and Net Profit License Fee taxes as directed by Fiscal Court and Ordinance 2007-16.  (See below for full copy.)  All persons or business entities engaged in any trade, occupation, or profession or other activity for profit is required to register and file a return with the McCracken County Tax Administrators Office.  The return is required to be filed based on 1% of net profits from work completed within McCracken County, which includes the City of Paducah.  The return is due on or before April 15 or within 105 days of the end of business’s fiscal year.

A Payroll (Occupational) Tax is imposed on all wages of those employees working within McCracken County but outside the city limits of Paducah at the rate of 1% of gross salaries, wages, commissions and other compensation for services performed in the county.  For an employee, the employer must withhold the payroll tax from any payment made for services and the employer is responsible to remit the employee withholdings to the county on a quarterly filing basis.  

Forms needed for filing purposes are listed below.  Please note, all forms must include the account number, returns with account number omitted will be returned and all late fees and penalties will apply.

Commonly Requested Forms:


Department Leadership:

Pamela Thompson, Tax Administrator
Phone: (270) 444-4722
Fax: (270) 444-4737

Department Staff:

Jeana Haynes
Heather Reams

Office Address:

300 Clarence Gaines Street
Paducah, KY 42003

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2658
Paducah, KY 42002-2658

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.