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Kansas Voters to Decide on Sales Tax Increase in November Election


 Will Wichita voters approve a local sales tax?

Update, 11.5.2014: No new sales tax--that's the consensus of Wichita voters this November. More than 62% of Wichitans rejected the proposed 1-cent, temporary sales tax increase. Supporters of the tax conceded defeat last night.

Voters in Wichita, Kansas, will be asked to approve a temporary 1% sales tax rate increase on November 4, 2014.

If approved, the measure would generate approximately $400 million over the next five years. That revenue would go towards job development, public transit, street maintenance and repair, and developing a long-term water supply for the city.

Currently, Wichita has no local sales tax but only the 6.15% state sales tax. Nearby Goddard, Mulvane, Newton and Valley Center also have no local sales tax. Voters in Goddard and Mulvane will also vote on the imposition of a 1% local sales tax this fall.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.