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Overview of Kansas Taxes

Kansas income tax rates have dropped in recent years, while sales taxes have slightly increased. The average sales tax rate paid in Kansas is one of the highest in the country. Property taxes are higher than the national average.

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    Our income tax calculator calculates your federal, state and local taxes based on several key inputs: your household income, location, filing status and number of personal exemptions. Also, we separately calculate the federal income taxes you will owe in the 2020 - 2021 filing season based on the Trump Tax Plan.

    How Income Taxes Are Calculated

    • First, we calculate your adjusted gross income (AGI) by taking your total household income and reducing it by certain items such as contributions to your 401(k).
    • Next, from AGI we subtract exemptions and deductions (either itemized or standard) to get your taxable income. Exemptions can be claimed for each taxpayer as well as dependents such as one’s spouse or children.
    • Based on your filing status, your taxable income is then applied to the the tax brackets to calculate your federal income taxes owed for the year.
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Taxes in Kansas

Kansas State Tax Quick Facts

  • Income tax: 3.10% - 5.70%
  • Sales tax: 6.50% - 10.50%
  • Property tax: 1.37% average effective rate
  • Gas tax: 24 cents per gallon of regular gasoline, 26 cents per gallon of diesel

After years of keeping income taxes to a top rate of 4.6%, Kansas raised income tax rates for tax year 2017, a change that has, so far, stuck. In the 2020 tax year, the top income tax rate is 5.7% with three income tax brackets.

The flipside of these low income taxes is a sales tax rate that’s a bit on the high side. It currently sits at 6.50%, but when including city and county rates, shoppers in certain parts of Kansas can pay as high as 10.50%. Between the state and local taxes, the average sales tax rate in Kansas is 8.68%, ninth-highest in the country.

A financial advisor in Kansas can help you understand how these taxes fit into your overall financial goals. Financial advisors can also help with investing and financial plans, including retirement, homeownership, insurance and more, to make sure you are preparing for the future.

Kansas Income Taxes

The income tax in Kansas is based on a total of three income tax brackets.

Kansas Income Tax Brackets

Single Filers
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.10%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%
Married, Filing Jointly
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $30,0003.10%
$30,000 - $60,0005.25%
Married, Filing Separately
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.10%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%
Head of Household
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.10%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%

Additionally, taxes on small business income have been reinstated after being eliminated in 2012.

Kansas allows itemized deductions, but only for taxpayers who claim itemized deductions on their federal tax return. Otherwise, taxpayers can claim the Kansas standard deduction, which is $3,000 for single filers, $7,500 for joint filers, $3,750 for married persons filing separately and $5,500 for heads of household.

Kansas Tax Credits

Finally, there are some tax credits in Kansas that will reduce your income tax bill by an amount equal to the credit. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is available to low-income taxpayers and is equal to 17% of the amount of the federal EITC. Likewise, taxpayers with a federal adjusted gross income (AGI) of less than $25,800 may claim the Food Sales Tax Credit.

Kansas Capital Gains Tax

Capital gains in Kansas are taxed as regular income. Both long- and short-term gains are subject to the income tax rates listed above, with a top rate of 5.70% for 2020.

Kansas Sales Tax

The state sales tax rate in Kansas is 6.50%. In many areas, however, the actual rate paid on purchases is higher than that, thanks to county and local rates. The table below shows the state, county and city rates in every county in Kansas, as well the major cities.

Sales Tax Rates(Updated December 2020)

CountyState RateCounty RateTotal Sales Tax
Allen County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Anderson County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Atchison County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Barber County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Barton County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Bourbon County6.50%1.40%7.90%
Brown County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Butler County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Chase County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Chautauqua County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Cherokee County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Cheyenne County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Clark County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Clay County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Cloud County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Coffey County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Comanche County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Cowley County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Crawford County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Decatur County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Dickinson County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Doniphan County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Douglas County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Edwards County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Elk County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Ellis County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Ellsworth County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Finney County6.50%1.45%7.95%
Ford County6.50%1.15%7.65%
Franklin County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Geary County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Gove County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Graham County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Grant County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Gray County6.50%1.15%7.65%
Greeley County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Greenwood County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Hamilton County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Harper County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Harvey County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Haskell County6.50%0.50%7.00%
Hodgeman County6.50%1.15%7.65%
Jackson County6.50%1.40%7.90%
Jefferson County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Jewell County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Johnson County6.50%1.48%7.98%
Kearny County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Kingman County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Kiowa County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Labette County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Lane County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Leavenworth County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Lincoln County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Linn County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Logan County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Lyon County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Marion County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Marshall County6.50%0.50%7.00%
McPherson County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Meade County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Miami County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Mitchell County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Montgomery County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Morris County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Morton County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Nemaha County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Neosho County6.50%1.75%8.25%
Ness County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Norton County6.50%0.75%7.25%
Osage County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Osborne County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Ottawa County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Pawnee County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Phillips County6.50%0.50%7.00%
Pottawatomie County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Pratt County6.50%1.75%8.25%
Rawlins County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Reno County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Republic County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Rice County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Riley County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Rooks County6.50%0.50%7.00%
Rush County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Russell County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Saline County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Scott County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Sedgwick County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Seward County6.50%1.25%7.75%
Shawnee County6.50%1.15%7.65%
Sheridan County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Sherman County6.50%2.25%8.75%
Smith County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Stafford County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Stanton County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Stevens County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Sumner County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Thomas County6.50%1.75%8.25%
Trego County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Wabaunsee County6.50%1.50%8.00%
Wallace County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Washington County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Wichita County6.50%2.00%8.50%
Wilson County6.50%0.00%6.50%
Woodson County6.50%1.00%7.50%
Wyandotte County6.50%1.00%7.50%
CityState RateCounty + City RateTotal Sales Tax
Arkansas City6.50%2.00%8.50%
Dodge City6.50%2.15%8.65%
El Dorado6.50%1.00%7.50%
Garden City6.50%2.45%8.95%
Great Bend6.50%1.75%8.25%
Junction City6.50%3.25%9.75%
Kansas City6.50%2.63%9.13%
Overland Park6.50%2.60%9.10%
Prairie Village6.50%2.48%8.98%

Products subject to those rates include motor vehicles, computer software and clothing. Kansas is one of the few states that taxes food at the full rate, although low income taxpayers can claim the Food Sales Tax Credit described above.

Kansas Cigarette Tax

Tobacco products are subject to their own taxes in Kansas. The tax adds up 1.29 cents per pack of 20 cigarettes.

Kansas Alcohol Tax

There are a number of taxes imposed on alcoholic beverages in Kansas. Alcoholic drinks sold in bars, clubs and restaurants are subject to a 10% sales tax rate. Alcohol sold at retail stores is subject to excise taxes totaling $2.50 per gallon for spirits and 18 cents per gallon for beer.

Kansas Property Tax

Taxes on property in Kansas are higher than the average for all U.S. states. The state’s average effective property tax rate (annual taxes as a percentage of home value) is 1.37%. Homeowners with a total household income of $35,700 or less may be eligible for the Homestead Refund. This is a rebate of up to $700 per year.

If you are considering becoming a homeowner in Kansas or would like to refinance a property, our Kansas mortgage guide is a good place to start. The guide includes details on rates and everything else you’ll need to know about getting a mortgage in Kansas.

Kansas Estate Tax

There is no estate tax in Kansas. Inheritances are totally exempt from the state’s income tax.

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  • The highest point in Kansas is 4,039 feet at the summit of Mount Sunflower in Wallace County.
  • Teenagers in Kansas volunteer at a higher rate than in any other state in the nation, according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Places with the Lowest Tax Burden

Are you curious how your tax burden stacks up against others in your state? SmartAsset’s interactive map highlights the counties with the lowest tax burden. Scroll over any county in the state to learn about taxes in that specific area.

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To find the places with the lowest tax burdens, SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country.

To better compare income tax burdens across counties, we used the national median household income. We then applied relevant deductions and exemptions before calculating federal, state and local income taxes.

In order to determine sales tax burden, we estimated that 35% of take-home (after-tax) pay is spent on taxable goods. We multiplied the average sales tax rate for a county by the household income after taxes. This balance is then multiplied by 35% to estimate the sales tax paid.For property taxes, we compared the median property taxes paid in each county.

For fuel taxes, we first distributed statewide vehicle miles traveled to the county level using the number of vehicles in each county. We then calculated the total number of licensed drivers within each county. The countywide miles were then distributed amongst the licensed drivers in the county, which gave us the miles driven per licensed driver. Using the nationwide average fuel economy, we calculated the average gallons of gas used per driver in each county and multiplied that by the fuel tax.

We then added the dollar amount for income, sales, property and fuel taxes to calculate a total tax burden. Finally, each county was ranked and indexed, on a scale of 0 to100. The county with the lowest tax burden received a score of 100 and the remaining counties in the study were scored based on how closely their tax burden compares.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2018 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset