KS Sales Tax 101 Shipping

Is Shipping Taxable in Kansas?

by Mark Faggiano

Shipping taxability Kansas

Anybody who sells online and has sales tax nexus in Kansas knows this state is already difficult to deal with. This destination-based state has over 900 taxing jurisdictions, meaning that filling out sales tax returns can get very difficult very quickly.

But what about sales tax on shipping? Does Kansas make that difficult, too?

Thankfully, not so much.

Sales Tax on Shipping in Kansas?

We investigated what the Kansas Department of Revenue had to say about sales tax on shipping in Kansas:

Shipping Taxable in Kansas

This seems straightforward enough. When an internet sale is made, “sales tax is due on the retail sale (including shipping and handling charges).”

Summary of Sales Tax on Shipping in Kansas

While Kansas can be a bugaboo for online sellers, shipping in this state is fairly easy. If you have sales tax nexus in Kansas and sell to a buyer in Kansas, then shipping and handling charges are taxable.

Do you have any questions or comments about the taxability of shipping in Kansas? Start the conversation in the comments!

  • Keith

    I am a Kansas used car dealer. If I charge freight to bring a vehicle in from another state, then pass along that freight charge to the end user, is that freight charge taxable?

  • Hi Keith,

    Some states treat freight charges differently, so I recommend checking with the Kansas Department of Revenue. You can call and ask anonymous questions. Here’s how to contact them: http://www.taxjar.com/states/kansas-sales-tax-online/

  • CP

    Could you provide a source which states that shipping charges non-taxable items are taxable? There is a specific Question and Answer document in the Kansas Department of Revenue Policy Information Library which states that, if a “single shipment contains both taxable and non-taxable goods, the seller should collect tax on the percentage of the shipping charge allocated to taxable goods.”

    This document shows that the shipping charges associated with non-taxable goods are exempt from sales tax.

    • You’re right. Most states don’t consider shipping on non-taxable items to be taxable.

      I can’t read that document unfortunately. Can you link me to it? Thanks!

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