The Kiplinger Tax Map: Guide to State Income Taxes, State Sales Taxes, Gas Taxes, Sin Taxes
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State-by-State Guide to Taxes

Compare state tax rates and rules — on income, ordinary purchases, gas, sin products, property, and more — across the U.S.


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Least Tax Friendly

Kansas has seen a lot of tax drama in the past decade as it implemented, then ultimately rejected, a series of tax cuts promoted by then-Governor Sam Brownback. Individual income tax rates went up in 2017, as well as business taxes.

Sales taxes are the 9th highest in the country.

Sales Tax

6.5% state levy. Localities can add as much as 4%, and the average combined rate is 8.67%, according to the Tax Foundation. These rates apply to groceries as well. A food sales tax credit of $125 per person is available to seniors and those claiming dependents; income limitations apply.

Income Tax Range

Low: 3.1% (on $2,500 or less of taxable income for single filers and $5,000 or less 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). Also, almost 500 school districts in Kansas impose a local tax on interest and dividends.

Effective tax rate: 4.04% for single filers, 5.04% for joint filers.

Motor Fuel Taxes

Gasoline: $0.2403 per gallon (Fuel tax varies by county).
Diesel: $0.2603 per gallon (Fuel tax varies by county).

Property Taxes

In Kansas, residents pay $1,491 in taxes per $100,000 of assessed home value.

Vehicle Taxes

Sales tax is due on purchases. Counties charge an annual excise tax based on a vehicle’s age and value.

Sin Taxes

Cigarettes: $1.29 per pack
Other tobacco products: 10% of wholesale price
Vapor products: $0.05 per milliliter

Beer: $0.18 per gallon
Wine: $0.30 per gallon
Liquor: $2.50 per gallon

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