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Kansas Updated Exemption Certificates Guide June 2012


The Kansas State Department of Revenue has issued an updated Kansas Information Guide on Exemption Certificates (KS-1520, 06/01/2012).

Included is an updated version of the Interstate Common Carrier Exemption Certificate, Form ST-28J. Taxpayers who may use this exemption include:

  • Common carriers that transport regulated goods or persons in interstate commerce.
  • Common carriers engaged in the interstate transportation of goods exempt from regulation (such as livestock and grain)
  • Common carriers that haul both Regulated and Exempt commodities.

According to the form instructions, “In order to qualify as a common carrier a motor carrier must:

  1. Be actively engaged in the business of haling persons or freight for others; and
  2. Actively advertise or otherwise hold out that it is actively engaged in the business of hauling persons or freight for others."

A contract carrier that is “not for hire to the general public” does not qualify for the exemption.

Purchases that are exempt include items such as:

  • Air and oil filters
  • Fuel pumps
  • Lubricants
  • Spark plugs
  • Tarps
  • Tires

Taxable items include:

  • Boxes
  • Office equipment
  • Packing supplies
  • Fork lifts
  • Gantries
  • Labor services
  • Ladders

For a full list of what is and is not exempt, please reference Publication 1520.

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