Taxes in Kansas

Each state’s tax code is a multifaceted system with many moving parts, and Kansas is no exception. The first step towards understanding Kansas’s tax code is knowing the basics.

How does Kansas rank?  Below, we have highlighted a number of tax rates, ranks, and measures detailing Kansas’s income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax systems. Click the tabs below to explore!

Top Individual Income Tax Rate

5.7%

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State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections per Capita

$778

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State and Local Tax Burden

9.5%

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Tax Freedom Day

April 20

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Top Corporate Income Tax Rate

7%

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State Business Tax Climate Index Ranking

23

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State Sales Tax Rate

6.50%

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Average Local Sales Tax Rate

2.18%

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Combined State and Average Local Sales Tax Rate

8.68%

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State and Local General Sales Tax Collections per Capita

$1381

State Gasoline Tax Rate (cents per gallon)

24.03¢

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State Cigarette Tax Rate (dollars per 20-pack)

$1.29

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Property Taxes Paid as a Percentage of Owner-Occupied Housing Value

1.32%

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State and Local Property Tax Collections Per Capita

$1440


Featured Articles

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May 15, 2018

Testimony: Reexamining Kansas’ Pass-through Carve-out

January 19, 2017

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February 21, 2017

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January 19, 2017

Lunch Links: Trump and Clinton Campaigns Leave Lots to the Imagination on Taxes; Bipartisan Support for Fairer, Simpler Tax Code; Why Supporters of a Carbon Tax Oppose Its Passage on Washington Ballot

November 4, 2016

Lunch Links: Clinton Holds Back Details on Business Tax Plan; Leading Economists Sign Letter of Opposition to Trump; Los Angeles Weighs Separate Marijuana Taxes from Statewide Proposition; Kansas Once Again Misses Revenue Projection

November 2, 2016

Lunch Links: Debating Small, Progressive Taxes vs. Larger, Less Progressive; More Blowback on Brownback’s Kansas Tax Policy; Plea Agreement Reached by Tax Court Judge

October 25, 2016

Lunch Links: Could Trump Have Filed a Tax Return Yesterday? Schumer Hints at Corporate Tax Cut; Internet Sales Tax Seems a Low Priority; French “Solidarity Tax” Being Reconsidered

October 18, 2016

Lunch Links: Bernie Sanders on the Campaign Stump for Health Care Initiative (and Tax) in Colorado; Nevada Gov. Signs Bills for Hotel and Sales Tax Increases to Fund NFL-Ready Stadium; Legality and Tax of Recreational Marijuana Examined in Michigan

October 17, 2016

Lunch Links: VP Candidates Battle on Taxes; Latest Date Hinted at for Trump Tax Return Release; Continued Shortfalls Lead Kansas Officials to Consider Ending Updates; Local Virginia Meals Tax Floated to Help Fund Education

October 5, 2016

Lunch Links: New Jersey Lawmakers Set to Vote on Gas Tax Hike; Tax Experts Weigh in on Trump’s Reported Losses; Kansas Shortfall Extended

October 4, 2016

Lunch Links: Getting Flint Water Bill to a Vote Averts Federal Government Shutdown; Compromise Sought on D.C. Paid Leave; Albany, N.Y., Caught in a Land Grab for Property Tax; TV Ads Begin on Oregon GRT Measure

September 28, 2016

Lunch Links: Live TF Updates Tonight on Presidential Debate; Trump Plan Questioned on Whose Taxes Get Raised; IRS Stiffens Security for Online Access; Revenue Updates for North Dakota and Rhode Island

September 26, 2016

Lunch Links: House Ways and Means Approves Four Tax Bills; California Assesses Proposition 13; New Mexico Considering Tax Changes; New Fiscal Year Finds Kansas in Debt Already

September 22, 2016

Lunch Links: Gov. Christie Faces Deadline on NJ-PA Reciprocity Agreement; Look to Philly for Most Tax Incentives of Any Major City; Massachusetts Revenue Growth Fails to Trigger Income Tax Reduction

September 2, 2016

Lunch Links: Republican Plan Upcoming for Sales Tax on Internet Buys; Walmart Avoids Excessive Tax Proposed by Puerto Rico; Explaining Why States Should Index Tax Brackets for Inflation

August 25, 2016