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Kansas Self-Help Audit Options


Recently Kansas released two new self-help, self-audit information sheets: one for waste collection agencies and one for nursing home facilities. In addition to these two industries, the Department of Revenue also offers a couple dozen other self-audit information guides.

Unique to Kansas’s information provided on self-audits is the specific taxability of different items. Take the restaurant self-audit information sheet for example.

The Restaurant fact sheet provides two pages of items a restaurant may use in the day-to-day management of their business. Some taxable items listed are:

  • Booths, furniture, fixtures
  • Appliances and kitchen equipment
  • Menus, ashtrays, condiment dispensers

Some exempt items are:

  • Trash service
  • Cleaning services
  • Disposable items provided to the customer including plastic dinnerware and takeout boxes

Items that are sold by restaurants also have specific taxability attached to them. Sales of meals or drinks are taxable but gift certificates are not. Tips freely given by the customer are exempt as are sales to federal government, state or political subdivisions and churches.

To learn more about specific taxability and exemptions for your business, visit the Kansas Department of Revenue website.

If you'd like to relieve your business of the stress of managing product taxability, self-audits and risk, contact Avalara at 1.877.780.4848 or visit www.avalara.com to learn more about our end-to-end sales tax compliance products to help your business run smoothly and reduce risk.


Avalara Author
Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”