Kansas Sales Tax Guide

A step-by-step guide to understanding Kansas sales tax rules.

Overview

It's unlikely you'll find any yellow brick roads in Kansas and, if you did, somebody better have collected sales tax on that project! If you're selling taxable goods or services in Kansas and you have nexus there, you have a responsibility to collect, file, and remit sales tax. Our guide to Kansas sales tax compliance can help you get right with the Department of Revenue and help you avoid any unexpected audit tornados.

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Table of Contents

1
An Overview of Kansas Sales Tax

Understanding where, when, and how to collect Kansas sales tax is no easy task. Whether you're collecting tax dollars at the point-of-sale or collecting Kansas internet sales tax, our guide will break down the sales tax compliance process into focused, easy to understand chapters.

2
Kansas Sales Tax Nexus

Understanding whether you need to collect, file, and remit Kansas sales tax depends on a concept known as nexus. In this chapter, we'll take a look at situations that may trigger in Kansas such as storing inventory in the state, hiring state residents, and click-through nexus.

3
Registering to Collect Kansas Sales Tax

You'll want to get started establishing Kansas sales tax compliance by understanding how to get your business registered for the necessary sales tax permit. We'll walk you through the process and help you understand when is the best time to get your business registered in Kansas.

4
Collecting Sales Tax in Kansas

After you've registered your business with the Kansas Department of Revenue, you're ready to begin collecting sales tax. We'll review topics such as Kansas sales tax exemptions, sales tax holidays, and determining state and local sales tax rates.

5
Filing Kansas Sales Tax Returns

Now that you're business is registered with the Kansas Department of Revenue and collecting sales tax, you'll need to file tax returns in an ongoing basis. We'll help you gain a deep understand of the process of filing sales tax returns. Topic covered include filing frequencies, filing on behalf of a client, and what happens if you file late.

6
Kansas Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Every business that registers to collect Kansas sales tax will be assigned a filing frequency. In this chapter, we'll take a look at the filing frequencies and associated due dates supported by the Kansas Department of Revenue.

7
Late Filing Penalties, Fines & Interest

We know, mistakes happen and, from time to time, sales tax filing deadlines are missed. In this chapter, we'll take a look at what penalties you may be required to pay should you miss your assigned Kansas sales tax filing date. We'll also consider interest charges for late sales tax payments.

8
Sales Tax on Kansas Shipping & Handling

The rise of the internet economy has made it possible for buyers around the world to order your products. Did you know shipping and handling may be taxable? In this chapter we'll cover sales tax on shipping and handling in Kansas. You'll want to pay attention here because there are some important details pertaining to invoicing you'll want to understand.