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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 the 12th highest in the country. Property taxes are slightly higher than the national average.

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Kansas state tax quick facts
  • Income tax: 2.9% - 5.2%
  • Sales tax: 6.50% - 11.50%
  • Property tax: 1.40% average effective rate
  • Gas tax: 24.03 cents per gallon of regular gasoline, 26.03 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 and will do so again for 2018. In the 2017 tax year, the top income tax rate is 5.2% with three income tax brackets. Tax year 2018 will have a top rate of 5.7%. Those rate increases still leave Kansas with some of the lowest income tax rates in the country.

The flipside of those low income taxes is a slightly high sales tax rate. It currently sits at 6.50%, but when including city and county rates, shoppers in certain parts of Kansas can pay as high as 10.5%. Between the state and local taxes, the average sales tax rate in Kansas is 8.62%, ninth highest in the country. Below, we will take a look at the two primary state taxes, as well the rest of the state’s most important taxes, including the gas tax, cigarette tax and alcohol tax.

Kansas Income Tax

The income tax in Kansas is based on three income tax brackets, as displayed in the table below.

2017 Income Tax Brackets

Single Filers
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0002.9%
$15,000 - $30,0004.90%
$30,000+5.20%
Married, Filing Jointly
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $30,0002.9%
$30,000 - $60,0004.90%
$60,000+5.20%
Married, Filing Separately
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0002.9%
$15,000 - $30,0004.90%
$30,000+5.20%
Head of Household
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0002.9%
$15,000 - $30,0004.90%
$30,000+5.20%

2018 Income Tax Brackets

Single Filers
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.1%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%
$30,000+5.70%
Married, Filing Jointly
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $30,0003.1%
$30,000 - $60,0005.25%
$60,000+5.70%
Married, Filing Separately
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.1%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%
$30,000+5.70%
Head of Household
Kansas Taxable IncomeRate
$0 - $15,0003.1%
$15,000 - $30,0005.25%
$30,000+5.70%

Those rates, which have increased by 0.2% from 2016, will rise again for the 2018 tax year. 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.

In addition to deductions, Kansas also has its own personal exemption of $2250. The number of exemptions claimed on your Kansas return is equal to the exemptions claimed federally, with additional exemptions for heads of household and qualifying widows or widowers. If you are looking to find some help with your taxes, consider tax preparation software like TaxAct and TurboTax to help file your return.

Kansas Tax Credits

Finally, there are some 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 federal adjusted gross income less than $30,615 may claim the Food Sales Tax Credit, which is equal to $125 for every exemption claimed on their state tax return.

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 5.2% for 2017.

Kansas Sales Tax

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

Sales Tax Rates (Updated October 2017)

CountyState RateCounty RateTotal Sales Tax
Allen6.50%1.250%7.750%
Anderson6.50%1.500%8.000%
Atchison6.50%1.250%7.750%
Barber6.50%1.000%7.500%
Barton6.50%1.000%7.500%
Bourbon6.50%1.400%7.900%
Brown6.50%1.000%7.500%
Butler6.50%0.250%6.750%
Chase6.50%1.000%7.500%
Chautauqua6.50%2.000%8.500%
Cherokee6.50%1.500%8.000%
Cheyenne6.50%2.000%8.500%
Clark6.50%0.000%6.500%
Clay6.50%1.000%7.500%
Cloud6.50%1.000%7.500%
Coffey6.50%0.000%6.500%
Comanche6.50%0.000%6.500%
Cowley6.50%0.250%6.750%
Crawford6.50%1.000%7.500%
Decatur6.50%1.000%7.500%
Dickinson6.50%1.500%8.000%
Doniphan6.50%1.000%7.500%
Douglas6.50%1.000%7.500%
Edwards6.50%1.000%7.500%
Elk6.50%1.000%7.500%
Ellis6.50%0.500%7.000%
Ellsworth6.50%1.000%7.500%
Finney6.50%1.150%7.650%
Ford6.50%1.150%7.650%
Franklin6.50%1.500%8.000%
Geary6.50%1.250%7.750%
Gove6.50%2.000%8.500%
Graham6.50%1.000%7.500%
Grant6.50%0.000%6.500%
Gray6.50%1.150%7.650%
Greeley6.50%1.000%7.500%
Greenwood6.50%1.000%7.500%
Hamilton6.50%1.000%7.500%
Harper6.50%0.000%6.500%
Harvey6.50%2.000%8.500%
Haskell6.50%0.500%7.000%
Hodgeman6.50%1.150%7.650%
Jackson6.50%1.400%7.900%
Jefferson6.50%1.000%7.500%
Jewell6.50%1.000%7.500%
Johnson6.50%1.475%7.975%
Kearny6.50%0.000%6.500%
Kingman6.50%1.500%8.000%
Kiowa6.50%1.000%7.500%
Labette6.50%1.250%7.750%
Lane6.50%1.000%7.500%
Leavenworth6.50%1.000%7.500%
Lincoln6.50%1.000%7.500%
Linn6.50%0.000%6.500%
Logan6.50%1.500%8.000%
Lyon6.50%1.000%7.500%
Marion6.50%1.500%8.000%
Marshall6.50%0.000%6.500%
McPherson6.50%1.500%8.000%
Meade6.50%1.000%7.500%
Miami6.50%1.500%8.000%
Mitchell6.50%1.000%7.500%
Montgomery6.50%0.000%6.500%
Morris6.50%1.000%7.500%
Morton6.50%1.000%7.500%
Nemaha6.50%1.500%8.000%
Neosho6.50%1.000%7.500%
Ness6.50%0.000%6.500%
Norton6.50%0.750%7.250%
Osage6.50%1.000%7.500%
Osborne6.50%1.500%8.000%
Ottawa6.50%1.000%7.500%
Pawnee6.50%2.000%8.500%
Phillips6.50%0.500%7.000%
Pottawatomie6.50%1.000%7.500%
Pratt6.50%1.750%8.250%
Rawlins6.50%1.000%7.500%
Reno6.50%1.500%8.000%
Republic6.50%2.000%8.500%
Rice6.50%1.000%7.500%
Riley6.50%1.000%7.500%
Rooks6.50%0.500%7.000%
Rush6.50%0.000%6.500%
Russell6.50%2.000%8.500%
Saline6.50%1.000%7.500%
Scott6.50%2.000%8.500%
Sedgwick6.50%1.000%7.500%
Seward6.50%1.250%7.750%
Shawnee6.50%1.150%7.650%
Sheridan6.50%2.000%8.500%
Sherman6.50%2.250%8.750%
Smith6.50%2.000%8.500%
Stafford6.50%1.000%7.500%
Stanton6.50%1.000%7.500%
Stevens6.50%1.000%7.500%
Sumner6.50%1.000%7.500%
Thomas6.50%1.500%8.000%
Trego6.50%1.500%8.000%
Wabaunsee6.50%1.500%8.000%
Wallace6.50%0.000%6.500%
Washington6.50%1.000%7.500%
Wichita6.50%2.000%8.500%
Wilson6.50%0.000%6.500%
Woodson6.50%1.000%7.500%
Wyandotte6.50%1.000%7.500%
CityState RateCounty + City RateTotal Sales Tax
Abilene6.50%2.600%9.100%
Andover6.50%2.000%8.500%
Arkansas City6.50%2.750%9.250%
Atchison6.50%2.250%8.750%
Augusta6.50%2.250%8.750%
Baldwin City6.50%2.250%8.750%
Basehor6.50%2.000%8.500%
Baxter Springs6.50%2.500%9.000%
Bel Aire6.50%1.000%7.500%
Beloit6.50%2.000%8.500%
Bonner Springs6.50%2.750%9.250%
Burlington6.50%2.000%8.500%
Chanute6.50%2.250%8.750%
Clay Center6.50%3.000%9.500%
Coffeyville6.50%3.000%9.500%
Colby6.50%2.250%8.750%
Columbus6.50%2.500%9.000%
Concordia6.50%2.000%8.500%
De Soto6.50%2.750%9.250%
Derby6.50%1.500%8.000%
Dodge City6.50%2.150%8.650%
Edwardsville6.50%2.500%9.000%
El Dorado6.50%1.250%7.750%
Ellsworth6.50%2.250%8.750%
Emporia6.50%2.000%8.500%
Eudora6.50%2.750%9.250%
Fairway6.50%3.475%9.975%
Fort Scott6.50%2.900%9.400%
Frontenac6.50%2.250%8.750%
Galena6.50%2.500%9.000%
Garden City6.50%2.150%8.650%
Gardner6.50%2.975%9.475%
Garnett6.50%2.000%8.500%
Girard6.50%2.000%8.500%
Goddard6.50%2.000%8.500%
Goodland6.50%2.500%9.000%
Great Bend6.50%1.750%8.250%
Hays6.50%2.250%8.750%
Haysville6.50%2.000%8.500%
Herington6.50%2.500%9.000%
Hesston6.50%2.000%8.500%
Hiawatha6.50%2.500%9.000%
Hillsboro6.50%2.500%9.000%
Hoisington6.50%1.750%8.250%
Holton6.50%2.150%8.650%
Hugoton6.50%2.500%9.000%
Hutchinson6.50%2.600%9.100%
Independence6.50%3.000%9.500%
Iola6.50%2.250%8.750%
Junction City6.50%3.250%9.750%
Kansas City6.50%2.625%9.125%
Kingman6.50%2.500%9.000%
Lansing6.50%2.450%8.950%
Larned6.50%2.500%9.000%
Lawrence6.50%2.550%9.050%
Leavenworth6.50%3.000%9.500%
Leawood6.50%2.600%9.100%
Lenexa6.50%2.850%9.350%
Liberal6.50%2.750%9.250%
Lindsborg6.50%3.000%9.500%
Louisburg6.50%2.750%9.250%
Lyons6.50%2.000%8.500%
Maize6.50%1.000%7.500%
Manhattan6.50%2.450%8.950%
Marysville6.50%1.600%8.100%
McPherson6.50%2.500%9.000%
Merriam 6.50%2.975%9.475%
Mission6.50%3.100%9.600%
Mission Hills6.50%2.475%8.975%
Mulvane6.50%2.000%8.500%
Newton6.50%2.000%8.500%
Norton6.50%2.000%8.500%
Olathe6.50%2.975%9.475%
Osage City6.50%2.500%9.000%
Osawatomie6.50%2.500%9.000%
Ottawa6.50%3.100%9.600%
Overland Park 6.50%2.600%9.100%
Paola6.50%2.750%9.250%
Park City6.50%1.000%7.500%
Parsons6.50%2.750%9.250%
Pittsburg6.50%2.500%9.000%
Prairie Village6.50%2.475%8.975%
Pratt6.50%2.500%9.000%
Roeland Park6.50%2.725%9.225%
Rose Hill6.50%1.250%7.750%
Russell6.50%2.000%8.500%
Salina6.50%2.250%8.750%
Scott City6.50%2.500%9.000%
Shawnee6.50%3.100%9.600%
Spring Hill6.50%3.000%9.500%
St. Marys6.50%2.000%8.500%
Tonganoxie6.50%2.750%9.250%
Topeka6.50%2.650%9.150%
Ulysses6.50%2.000%8.500%
Valley Center6.50%1.000%7.500%
Wamego6.50%2.750%9.250%
Wellington6.50%3.000%9.500%
Wichita6.50%1.000%7.500%
Winfield6.50%1.650%8.150%

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, which is the 20th lowest cigarette tax in the country.

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 real property in Kansas are higher than the average for all U.S. states. The state’s average effective property tax rate (annually taxes as a percentage home value) of 1.40%, is 15th highest in the U.S. Homeowners with a total household income of $34,100 or less may be eligible for the Homestead Refund. This is a rebate of 75% of property taxes paid, up to a maximum of $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 this process as it offers details on rates and everything you’ll need to know about getting a mortgage in Kansas.

Calculate Your Property Taxes: Kansas Property Tax Calculator

Kansas Estate Tax

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

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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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Methodology

Where you live can have a big impact on both which types of taxes you have to pay each year and how much money you spend on them. SmartAsset calculated the amount of money a specific person would pay in income, sales, property and fuel taxes in each county in the country and ranked the lowest to highest tax burden.

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 less income tax. This product 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 down 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 rank the counties to calculate a total tax burden.

Sources: US Census Bureau 2016 American Community Survey, Government Sources, Avalara, American Petroleum Institute, GasBuddy, UMTRI, Federal Highway Administration, SmartAsset