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Kansas State Taxes

Quick Tax Facts

  • income tax wallet icon Income Tax: 3.1% – 5.7%
  • sales tax - credit card icon State Sales Tax: 6.5%
  • property tax - house icon Median Property Tax: $1,625


Kansas is ranked among the least tax-friendly states for both middle-class families and retirees, according to Kiplinger. One of the main reasons is the high sales tax rate (state and local combined), which can be as much as 11.5%. Income tax rates are also on the higher side when compared to other states. Thankfully, Kansas does offer some property tax breaks for seniors with lower incomes, which can help cut down their costs.

Kansas Income Tax

Kansas has three income tax brackets for residents ranging from 3.1% to 5.7%. Taxable income thresholds are higher for those who are married and filing jointly. The tables below are for tax years 2018 and later.

Kansas Income Tax Brackets – Married Filing Jointly
Taxable IncomeTax Rate
$0 – $30,0003.1%
$30,001 – $60,0005.25%, plus $930
More than $60,0005.7%, plus $2,505
Kansas Income Tax Brackets – All Other Taxpayers
Taxable IncomeTax Rate
$0 – $15,0003.1%
$15,001 – $30,0005.25%, plus $465
More than $30,0005.7%, plus $1,252.50

Your Kansas filing status must match your federal income tax return. The one exception is qualifying widow(er), which should be listed as head of household on your state tax return.

Who Must File?

Full-year residents must file a state income tax return (K-40) if a federal return is filed or if their income (from all sources) is greater than the combined total of their Kansas standard deduction and personal exemption amount. If you moved to the state within the last year, you have the option of filing as a resident or non-resident.

Non-Residents & Part-Year Residents

As a non-resident or part-year resident, you must file a Kansas state income tax return if you have any income from Kansas sources. Non-residents should also complete Kansas Schedule S, Part B.

If you are filing a joint return and either you or your spouse is a non-resident of Kansas, you must file together as non-residents.

Kansas Sales Tax

Kansas has a state sales tax rate of 6.5%. Additionally, cities and counties may impose additional sales taxes. The city sales tax cannot exceed 2% for general purposes and 1% for special purposes. At the county level, additional sales tax cannot exceed 1% (general), not including the additional 1% for health care services.

The cities with the highest combined sales tax rates (11.5%) are Leavenworth and Junction City.

Kansas Property Taxes

Real and tangible property in Kansas is subject to taxation by cities, counties, and special taxing districts. All property is appraised at its fair market value with very few exceptions. Property tax rates vary by local taxing districts.

The median property tax in Kansas is approximately $1,625 annually. Johnson County has the highest property tax at an average of $2,664. The lowest amount is $594 in Osborne County.

Kansas Property Tax






Yearly Cost Per Resident

Kansas Tax Holidays

At this time, Kansas does not have any tax holidays. Several bills were introduced in January 2023 that would create a Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday in August if passed. There is widespread support, but the length of the tax holiday and qualifying purchases need to be determined.

Kansas Tax Resources

If you need assistance preparing your Kansas state taxes, you can speak with a tax professional from Tax Defense Network by calling 855-476-6920.

You can also visit the Kansas Department of Revenue website for additional resources.