Sales Tax

  • Statewide: 6.5%
  • Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 5.004%.
  • Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 8.52%
  • Common Exceptions at State Level: 
    • Prescription Medicine: Exempt
    • Unprepared Foods: 2% (Effective until Jan. 1, 2024)
    • Vehicle Tax: 7.5%
  • Gasoline Tax: 42.43 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
    • Diesel Fuel Tax: 50.43 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)


    Personal Income Tax

    • Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Three brackets ranging from 3.10% to 5.7% (on income over $30,000)
    • Standard deduction, Single Filing Status: $3,500. 65 and over or blind: Additional $850.
    • Personal Exemption Allowance: $2,250. Dependent Exemption: $2,250.
    • Honorably discharged veterans 100% disabled through military service receive an additional $2,250 personal exemption. 
    • Itemized Deductions Allowed?: Yes, subject to limitations
    • Retirement Income
      • Social Security: Exempt for residents with federal Adjusted Gross Income of $75,000 or less
      • IRAs: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
      • 401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
      • Private pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
      • Public Pensions: Civil service and Kansas state and local exempt; out-of-state fully taxed
    • Military Pay
      • Active Duty Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal AGI
      • Military Retirement Pay: Exempt (includes Thrift Savings Plan withdrawals)
      • Military Disability Pay: Exempt
      • VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
      • SBP/SSBP/RCSBP/RSFPP: Exempt
    Income Tax Comments: A food sales credit is available to qualified taxpayers. State allows county- and city-level income tax. Some localities may leverage an intangibles tax on unearned income.


    Property Tax

    • Local municipalities average 1.43% of the property's assessed value.
    • Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value; reappraised annually.
    • Relief programs for:
      • 55 and older/Disabled/Have Dependent Child: Rebate up to $700 if income $37,750 (can exclude Social Security) or less. 
      • 65 and older/Disabled Veteran/Surviving Spouse: Refund ($700 maximum) available if meet certain requirements.  
      • Low Income & 65 and over: Refund of 75% of taxes paid if household income $22,000 or less and house not valued over $350,000.  
    • Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.


    Inheritance & Estate Taxes: None


    Department of Revenue website: www.ksrevenue.org

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