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Kansas Repeals Food Sales Tax Refund

  • Jul 16, 2012 | Susan McLain

Kansas Notice 12-13 announces the repeal of the food sales tax refund program. Currently, “Kansas law provides a refund of sales tax paid on food by low income individuals who are elderly, disabled, or have young dependents living with them.”

Tax year 2012 will be the last year that residents can claim the food sales tax refund on their income tax returns. The refund “…is available to individuals who are Kansas residents the entire year, whose household income is less than $35,401, and who are 55 years of age or older, or totally and permanently disabled or blind, or who have a dependent under the age of 18 living with them the entire year.”

House Bill 2117, Section 40, “…provides that as of January 1, 2013, the food sales tax refund statutes…are repealed. As a result, food sales tax refunds will no longer be allowed.”

South Dakota has also repealed their food sales tax refund program.

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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.”