The Kansas (KS) state sales tax rate is currently 6.5%, ranking 9th-highest in the U.S. Depending on local municipalities, the total tax rate can be as high as 10.6%. The average local rate is 2.18%. The average combined tax rate is 8.68%, ranking 8th in the US.
Local taxes apply to both intra-state and inter-state transactions.
Compensating Use Tax is a tax paid on merchandise purchased from other states and used, stored, or consumed in Kansas on which no sales tax was paid.
In Kansas, groceries are taxed. Prescription drugs, insulin, hearing aids, orthopedic appliances, prosthetic devices, mobility enhancing equipment, and prescribed medical equipment are exempt from state sales tax. Farm machinery and equipment, agricultural animals, propane used for an agricultural purpose, items used for the purpose of producing plants to prevent soil erosion are exempt from tax.
Kansas participates in the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).