Kansas Local Transient Guest Tax Rate Change
- Jun 7, 2012 | Susan McLain
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.