Kansas Sales Tax

On this page you will find handy sales and use tax information about Kansas.

How to use this page:

We’ve pulled in the information from all our Charts for a consolidated view by state.  Here you can see the sales tax rates and if the state has remote seller nexus rules. You can also see any sales tax holidays or amnesty programs that may exist, though these do not apply to all states.

Below the chart you can find any News & Tip item we have published that relates to Kansas that you can filter by topic. This will help you get informed on current and past legislation that has passed in the state.

State Rate

6.500% The state has reduced rates for sales of certain types of items.

Range of Local Rates

0% – 5.625% Some local jurisdictions do not impose a sales tax.

Local Rates Apply to Use Tax












Amnesty Filing Dates

September 1, 2015 - October 15, 2015

Go to Kansas Amnesty Page

Tax periods ending on or before December 31, 2013.


Privilege, income, estate, cigarette, tobacco products, liquor enforcement, liquor drink, mineral severance, state sales and use, and local sales and use taxes. More details.


Interest and penalties waived.



Amnesty Filing Dates

September 1, 2010 - October 15, 2010

Go to Kansas Amnesty Page

Tax periods ending on or before December 31, 2008.


Covers sales, income, withholding, privilege, severance, estate, liquor, cigarette, and tobacco products taxes; participants relinquish all administrative and judicial rights of appeal and payments made under amnesty not eligible for refund.


Interest and penalties waived.

Administration Information
Streamlined Sales Tax Status

Full Member


521 Sales Tax Jurisdictions



Sales Tax Sourcing (Intrastate)


Sales Tax Return Due Date

The 25th of the month following the reporting period

Exemption Information

Kansas Resale Certificate


Product types of exemptions: Kansas offers a large variety of exemptions; many of which have individual exemption forms.  Agricultural (ST-28F) Aircraft (ST-28L) Aviation Fuel Exemption (ST-28LA) Consumed in Production (ST-28C) Designated or Generic (ST-28) Direct Mail Sourcing (ST-31) Dry Cleaning & Laundry Retailer (ST-28X)  Ingredient or Component Part (ST-28D) Integrated Production Machinery & Equipment (ST-201) 26 Interstate Common Carrier (ST-28J)  Multi-Jurisdiction (ST-28M) Project Exemption Request Exempt Entities (PR-76) Project Exemption Request (PR-70b) Project Completion Certification (PR-77)  Railroad (ST-28R) Resale (ST-28A) Retailer/Contractor (ST-28W) Sales and/or Transient Guest Tax for Lodging (ST-28H) 40 Streamlined Sales Tax (PR-78SSTA)  Tire Retailer (ST-28T)U. S. Government (ST-28G) Utility (ST-28B) Vehicle Lease or Rental (ST-28VL) Veterinarian (ST-28V) Warehouse Machinery & Equipment (ST-203)


Entity types of exemptions: purchase by U.S. government, state gov, nonprofit organizations, PTAs, and more


Kansas Exemption Certificate Forms

State Links
State Tax Web Page

Kansas Department of Revenue

Rate Look-Up Page

Kansas Sales Tax Rate Look-Up

Registration Link

Register for Kansas Sales Tax

History & Fun Facts

  • Kansas enacted its retail sales tax and its compensating use tax in 1937.
  • Kansas amended its laws to conform with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement in 2003.

  • In 2010, the Kansas Department of Revenue issued a private letter ruling to discuss the taxability of hot air balloon rides. In Kansas, amusement admissions are generally taxable. If you take a hot air balloon ride but the balloon is tethered to the ground, the ride is subject to the amusement tax. If the balloon is not tethered, the ride is considered transportation and is not taxable.
  • Kansas is one of the most aggressive states in competing for new economic development from other states, Missouri in specific.

Kansas Overrules Governor Veto to Enact New Exemptions, Deductions from Tax Base

At the end of April, the Kansas legislature overrode the governor\’s veto of a bill that provided multiple new exemptions and changed the treatment of manufacturer\’s coupons for sales and use tax.

Kansas Reduces Sales and Use Tax Rate on Food and Food Ingredients

Effective January 1, 2024, Kansas’s state sales and use tax rate on food and food ingredients and certain prepared food is reduced to 2%.

Kansas No Longer Taxes Delivery Charges as of July 1, 2023

Kansas no longer imposes sales tax on delivery charges that are separately stated on the invoice, bill of sale, or other documentation given to the purchaser.

Kansas Retiring ST-16 Retailers’ Sales Tax Return

Effective January 1, 2023, The Kansas Department of Revenue will no longer use the ST-16 Retailers’ Sales Tax Return.

Streamlined Sales Tax Member States Submit New Certificates of Compliance and Update Tax Administration and Taxability Matrices for 2022

All Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement member states have now submitted their 2022 updated certificates of compliance, tax administration practice matrices, and updated library of definitions.

State Notices & Resources for Remote Sellers

Use this state by state guide to find each state\’s initial guidance on how to proceed post-Wayfair, state resources such as FAQs, and any state activity such as going through a legislative process that impacts remote sellers.

Economic Nexus State by State Chart

Key information such as effective dates, thresholds, and includable sales for out-of-state sellers making sales into states that have enacted economic nexus legislation both before and after the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision.

Kansas Enacts Economic and Marketplace Nexus Legislation Following Veto Override

Remote sellers and marketplace facilitators are required to collect and remit tax if they exceed the state’s $100,000 threshold, effective July 1, 2021.

Kansas Provides Guidance on Taxation of Digital Currency

The Kansas Department of Revenue has issued guidance regarding the sales tax treatment of transactions related to digital currency.

Electricity to Power HVAC Units for Telecommunications Equipment Exempt in Kansas

Kansas ruled that a telecom company is exempt from sales tax on electricity used to power HVAC units which maintain a constant temperature for its equipment.

Sellers May Be Contacted About Other Taxes Under New Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board Rule

Sellers registered through SSTP may be contacted about other taxes in the member states where they register with the SSTP.

Kansas Releases Unprecedented Remote Seller Policy

Kansas will require any remote seller making sales into Kansas to register to collect and remit tax, effective October 1, 2019.

House Introduces Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018

On September 13, 2018, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and additional U.S. House members introduced the Online Sales Simplicity and Small Business Relief Act of 2018.

Remote Seller Resources

Comprehensive list of resources for remote sellers following the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision – including state notices, videos, articles, training opportunities, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Issues Decision In South Dakota v. Wayfair

On June 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the South Dakota v. Wayfair case, ruling in favor of South Dakota and overturning Quill’s physical presence rule.

South Dakota v. Wayfair Analysis & Predictions: Sales Tax Experts Weigh-In

Sales tax experts lend their insight into and predictions for one of the most important U.S. Supreme Court decisions regarding sales tax in decades, South Dakota v. Wayfair.

Multistate Tax Commission Updates Its Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption Certificate

The Multistate Tax Commission (MTC) revised its Multijurisdictional Uniform Sales & Use Tax Exemption/Resale Certificate on January 22, 2018 to reflect two state changes.

Record Number of Sellers Participate in 2017 MTC Amnesty Program

The volume of applicants for the 2017 online marketplace seller tax amnesty program overwhelmed the Multistate Tax Commission.

Multistate Tax Commission Announces Tax Amnesty Program for Online Sellers

The MTC organized a tax amnesty program for online sellers, running from August 17 to November 1, 2017. The voluntary disclosure program allowed sellers to start remitting sales tax on future sales without penalty or liability for unpaid, prior accumulated sales tax in 25 participating states.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2017 Introduced

Under the proposed House bill, a state may tax or regulate a person’s activity in interstate commerce only when the person is physically present in the state during the period in which the tax or regulation is imposed.

Congress Introduces Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017 and Remote Transactions Parity Act of 2017

Introduced on April 27, 2017, the Marketplace Fairness Act of 2017, if enacted, would authorize states meeting certain requirements to require remote sellers that do not meet a small seller exception to collect their state and local sales and use taxes.

Online Sales Simplification Act of 2016 Discussion Draft is Introduced

The proposed legislation would implement a “hybrid origin” approach for remote sales. States could impose sales tax on remote sales if the origin state participates in a clearinghouse.

No Regulation Without Representation Act of 2016 Introduced

Taking the opposite approach of the Marketplace Fairness Act and Remote Transactions Parity Act, the proposed bill would limit the ability of states to require remote sellers to collect use tax. However, the bill failed to pass.

Sales Tax Due on Gross Receipts from Operation of Mobile Point-of-Sale Device in Kansas

Kansas private letter ruling discussed tax treatment of mobile point-of-sale device. More…