The facts on Kansas’ Tax Climate

  • 6.45%
    individual income tax
    three brackets
  • 7.0%
    corporate income tax
    two brackets
  • 6.3%
    sales tax
  • $1,353
    property tax
    collections per capita

Kansas’ Individual Income Tax System                                                                                                 

Kansas’s personal income tax system consists of three separate brackets with a top rate of 6.45%, kicking in at an income level of $30,000. That top rate ranks 20th highest among states levying an individual income tax. Kansas’s 2010 state-level individual income tax collections were $944 per person, which ranked 15th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates

50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections

50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita

Tax Freedom Day Arrives on April 15 in Kansas

Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2012, Kansas taxpayers work until April 15 (ranked 21st nationally) to pay their total tax bill. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Oklahoma, April 8 (ranked 39th nationally); Colorado, April 15 (ranked 21st nationally); Nebraska, April 11 (ranked 31st nationally); and Missouri, April 7 (ranked 42nd nationally).

Kansas’ State and Local Tax Burden Just Below National Average

Kansas’ 2009 state and local tax burden of 9.7% of income is just below the national average of 9.8%. Kansas’ tax burden has increased overall from 9.4% (32nd nationally) in 1977 to 9.7% (19th nationally) in 2009. Kansas taxpayers pay $3,911 per capita in state and local taxes.
Kansas’ State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States’ State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State’s Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States’ State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009

Kansas’ 2013 Business Tax Climate Index Ranks 26th

Kansas ranks 26th in the Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes; individual income taxes; sales taxes; unemployment insurance taxes; and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. The ranks of neighboring states are as follows: Nebraska (31st), Missouri (16th), Oklahoma (35th), and Colorado (18th).

50-State Comparison of Business Tax Climates (data only)
2013 State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)