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Do I owe use tax? How do I calculate it?

If you purchased items outside of Kansas, you must pay Kansas use tax if the items are used, stored, or consumed in Kansas and you didn't pay sales tax equal to or greater than your Kansas city's sales tax rate.

To find the use tax rate for your city or county, visit the Kansas Department of Revenue Tax Rate Lookup  website.

Example: A Kansas resident goes to Missouri to purchase a laptop computer during a Missouri sales tax "Holiday." The cost of the computer is $2,000. The Kansas resident will owe Kansas use tax of 8.95% (current rate where the resident lives) on the total charge of $2,000 when that resident brings the laptop computer back to Kansas. ($2,000 X 0.0895 = $179.00).

If you are still unsure as to the amount of tax due, use the following chart to estimate:

If your Kansas AGI is: Use Tax is:
$0 - $15,000 $6
$15,001 - $30,000 $20
$30,001 - $45,000 $33
$45,001 - $60,000 $46
$60,001 - $75,000 $59
$75,001 and over Multiply AGI by 0.087% (0.00087)

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