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The facts on Kansas' Tax Climate
4.6%individual income taxTop rate
7%corporate income taxTop rate
$1364property taxcollections per capita
Kansas's Individual Income Tax System
Kansas's personal income tax system consists of two brackets and a top rate of 4.6%. That rate ranks 14th lowest among states levying an individual income tax. Kansas's state and local income tax collections per person were $1006 in 2012 which ranked 21st highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Kansas's Corporate Income Tax System
Kansas's corporate income tax system consists of two brackets and a top rate of 7%. That rate ranks 21st highest among states levying a corporate income tax. Kansas's state and local corporate income tax collections per person were $110 in 2012 which ranked 20th lowest nationally.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Kansas Sales and Excise Taxes
Kansas levies a 6.15% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is above the national median of 5.95%. The average local sales tax rate is an additional 2.05%. Kansas's state and local governments collect $1291 per person in general sales taxes and $384 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $1675, which ranks 16th highest nationally. Kansas's gasoline tax stands at 24¢ (22nd lowest nationally), while its cigarette tax stands at $0.79 (16th lowest nationally.)
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
Kansas Property Tax Collections Average
Kansas's state and local governments collected approximately $1364 per person in property taxes in 2012, which ranks 20th highest nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state
Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 18th in Kansas
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2014, Kansas taxpayers worked until April 18th (19th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Nebraska, April 14th (ranked 23rd earliest nationally); Missouri, April 11th (ranked 15th earliest nationally); Oklahoma, April 11th (ranked 15th earliest nationally); and Colorado, April 22nd (ranked 13th latest nationally).
Kansas's State and Local Tax Burden In Line with National Average
Kansas's 2011 tax burden of 9.4% ranks 25th lowest out of 50 states, and is below the national average of 9.8%. Kansas's taxpayers pay $3849 per capita in state and local taxes.
Kansas's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009
Kansas's 2015 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 22
Kansas ranks 22nd in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. The ranks of neighboring states are as follows: Nebraska, 29th, Missouri, 17th, Oklahoma, 32nd, and Colorado, 20th.
State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)
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