State tax rates and rules for income, sales, gas, property, cigarette, and other taxes that impact middle-class families. Go to the Kiplinger Tax Map Kansas Add to State Compare List | View List View State Compare List (0) selected | Compare up to 5 The Bottom Line Least Tax-Friendly Most people don't think of the farm belt as a high-tax area, but as with Nebraska, that's the case with the Sunflower State. Sales tax is the main culprit behind its poor (from a taxpayer standpoint) showing. According to the Tax Foundation, the combined average state and local sales tax rate is 8.7% (the state rate is 6.5%). That's the ninth-highest combined sales tax rate in the country. The news gets a little better when it comes to other taxes. Income taxes are only slightly above average for middle-class families. However, hundreds of local governments in Kansas also impose a tax on interest, dividends, and other earnings from intangible property. Income Tax Range Low: 3.1% (on taxable income from $2,501 to $15,000 for single filers and from $5,001 to $30,000 for joint filers)High: 5.7% (on more than $30,000 of taxable income for single filers and more than $60,000 for joint filers).Kansas also has an "intangibles tax" levied on unearned income by some localities. Sales Tax 6.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 4%, and the average combined rate is 8.7%, according to the Tax Foundation.Groceries: TaxableClothing: TaxableMotor Vehicles: TaxablePrescription Drugs: Taxable Real Property Taxes In Kansas, the median property tax rate is $1,369 per $100,000 of assessed home value. Motor Fuel Taxes Gasoline: 24.03¢ per gallon (varies by county). Diesel: 26.03¢ per gallon (varies by county). Sin Taxes Cigarettes: $1.29All other tobacco products: 10% of the wholesale priceVapor products: $0.05 per mlBeer: $0.18 per gallonWine: $0.30 per gallonLiquor: $2.50 per gallonIn lieu of state sales tax, an 8% "Liquor Enforcement Tax" is charged on off-premises sales of alcoholic beverages. Annual Car Taxes and Fees An annual vehicle property tax based on the car's value is imposed. Estate and Inheritance Taxes No estate or inheritance tax.