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Sales tax elimination for Kansas food sales

A discussion happening with lawmakers in Kansas could possibly eliminate sales tax on food sales for residents.

grocery store where Kansas could see a sales tax elimination on food

If the bill passes, food sales tax would end in 2025.

The bill is currently making its way through the state legislature.

Right now, the food sales tax is 6.5%.

Under this proposal, it would drop to 4% on Jan. 1, 2023, then 2% in 2024, then be entirely eliminated in 2025.


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Though the House and Senate both support the idea, the timing of when the tax elimination would go into effect appears problematic.

The next fiscal year starts on July 1, 2022.

This means it would have to start soon.

According to Senator Virgil Peck, the ending of sales tax would’ve needed to start earlier on in the session.

It takes 90 days for the department of revenue and merchants to prepare for such a large change.

If the bill passes, average families would save around $500 per year on groceries.

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