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

If you purchased goods in other states or through catalogs, internet, mail-order companies, or from TV, magazine and newspaper ads, you must pay Kansas use tax if the goods are used, stored, or consumed in Kansas and the seller does not charge a tax equal to or greater than the Kansas retailers' sales tax rate in effect where the item is delivered or first used.

Example: A Kansas resident orders a computer from a company in New York through its website. Total cost for the computer is $2,000 plus $10 shipping. This person will owe 8.95% (current sales tax rate where the person lives) Kansas use tax on the total cost of $2,010. $2,010 X .0895 = $179.90.

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

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 $19
$30,001 - $45,000 $32
$45,001 - $60,000 $44
$60,001 - $75,000 $57
$75,001 and over Multiply AGI by 0.084% (0.00084)

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