Counties can levy an additional sales tax of no more than 5.004%.
Current average sales tax (with local taxes included): 8.479%
Common Exceptions at State Level:
Prescription Medicine: Exempt
Unprepared Foods: 4% (Effective Jan. 1, 2023)
Gasoline Tax: 42.43 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
Diesel Fuel Tax: 50.43 cents/gallon (Includes all state, local, and federal taxes)
Personal Income Tax
Personal Income Tax Rate Range: Three brackets ranging from 3.10% to 5.7% (on income over $30,000)
Standard deduction, Single Filing Status: $3,500. Married Filing Jointly: $8,000. 65 and over or blind: Additional $850.
Personal Exemption Allowance: $2,250. Dependent Exemption: $2,250. Beginning in tax year 2023, honorably discharged veterans 100% disabled through military service receive an additional $2,250 persona exemption.
Itemized Deductions Allowed?: Yes, subject to limitations
Social Security: Exempt for residents with federal Adjusted Gross Income of $75,000 or less
IRAs: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
401Ks/Defined contribution employer retirement plans: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
Private pensions: Taxable at ordinary income tax rates
Public Pensions: Civil service and Kansas state and local exempt; out-of-state fully taxed
Active Duty Pay: Taxable to the extent included in federal AGI
Military Retirement Pay: Exempt (includes Thrift Savings Plan withdrawals)
Military Disability Pay: Exempt
VA Disability Dependency & Indemnity Compensation Benefits: Exempt
Income Tax Comments: A food sales credit is available to qualified taxpayers. State allows county- and city-level income tax.
Local municipalities average 1.41% of the property's assessed value.
Calculation of assessed value: 100% of fair market value; reappraised annually.
Relief programs for:
55 and older/Disabled/Have Dependent Child: Rebate up to $700 if income $36,600 (can exclude Social Security) or less.
65 and older: Additional refund available if income less than $50,000 and appraised value is less than $350,000.
Low Income & 65 and over: Refund of 75% of taxes paid if household income $20,900 or less and house not valued over $350,000.
Disabled Veterans/Surviving Spouse: Exemption of up to $400 based on income if 50% or more service-connected disabilities.
Personal Property Tax: Yes. Rates and exemptions vary.