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Kansas Local Transient Guest Tax Rate Change


Abilene, Kansas in increasing their transient guest tax rate to 6.5% effective July 1, 2012.

In April, “Abilene’s governing body unanimously agreed to raise the transient guest tax by a half cent during its regularly scheduled meeting….”

According to the Abilene website, the City Commission was originally planning to increase the rate to 7 percent. However, the Commission reduced that to a 6.5 percent rate with the option to review the issue again in December.

The Transient Guest Tax is allowed at the county and city level, however the “…rule of law generally prohibits a county and a city within that county from both imposing a Transient Guest Tax.” The Transient Guest Tax is a local tax but is administered by the state.

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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.”