Kansas Income Taxes and KS State Tax Forms


Kansas
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Prepare and efile Your Kansas Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Kansas state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.

Kansas Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Kansas state income tax return is April 15.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 15, 20142013 Kansas State Tax ReturnDue date for Kansas State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 15, 20142013 Kansas State Tax ExtensionDue date for Kansas extensions
October 15, 20142013 Kansas State Tax ReturnLast day to efile a 2013 Kansas State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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Kansas State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Kansas allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Kansas state tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form K-30Angel Investor Credit














Form K-31Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship Credit
Form K-40Kansas Individual Income Tax and/or Food Sales Tax Refund
Form K-40ESIndividual Estimated Income Tax Voucher
Form K-40H/PTHomestead Claim/Property Tax Relief Claim
Form K-88Owners Promoting Employment Across Kansas Credit (PEAK)
Form KSOther State Credit Worksheets
Form 200Local Intangibles Tax Return
Schedule DISCertificate of Disability
Schedule RNTCertification of Rent Paid
Schedule SModifications to Fed AGI (Parts A and B)

Kansas State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

 

FormDescription
K-4Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate

KS Tax Extension

Extension FormKansas Extension InstructionsHow to File

KS Tax Extension (no form)

Kansas does not have a separate extension form. If you file Form 4868 requesting an automatic six-month extension of time to file your federal tax return, you will automatically receive a six-month extension of time to file your Kansas state return (not to pay KS taxes owed). A copy of form 4868 must be enclosed with your Kansas return.

To make an extension payment on your Kansas income tax, use the Kansas Payment Voucher (K-40V). Check the box on the voucher for extension payment. The extension payment must be postmarked on or before April 15. Any balance due remaining after April 15 will include interest. To avoid a separate penalty charge, you must have 90% of your tax be paid by April 15. In addition, any remaining balance due must be paid within the extended due date.

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Form K-40-V

Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a Kansas tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

KS Tax Amendment

Kansas state amended tax returns can only be filed by mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file a Kansas state tax amendment. 


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Kansas tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 Kansas Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form K-30Angel Investor Credit

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Form K-31Kansas Center for Entrepreneurship Credit
Form K-40Kansas Individual Income Tax and/or Food Sales Tax Refund
Form K-40ESIndividual Estimated Income Tax Voucher
Form K-40HKansas Homestead Claim
Form K-40PTKansas Property Tax Relief Claim
Form K-40VIndividual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form RF-9Decedent Refund Claim
Form 200Local Intangibles Tax Return
Schedule DISCertificate of Disability
Schedule RNTCertification of Rent Paid
Schedule SIndividual Income Tax Supplemental Schedule

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Kansas State Tax Refund Status

Before checking the status of your KS state refund, wait at least 16 weeks after filing your return. File electronically or early in the tax season to get your refund faster.

Check your Kansas state tax return refund status online.

KS efile Error Codes

If your Kansas state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Kansas State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Kansas Tax Facts

KS Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across three tax brackets at three graduated tax rates.

  • 3.5% for the first $15,000 of taxable income
  • 6.25% for taxable incomes between $15,001 and $30,000
  • 6.45% for taxable incomes of $30,001 and above

The income amounts are doubled for married couples filing jointly.

KS Sales Tax:

Kansas has a sales tax rate of 6.3%. Cities and counties in the state also have various local sales taxes.

More information on Kansas Sales Tax

KS Personal Property Tax:

The state's personal property tax values vary based on county.

Homes, commercial real property, and certain other property types are appraised at "market value" as of the first day of January each year. Agricultural land, certain motor vehicles, and commercial and industrial machinery/equipment are appraised using a value-assessed method.

A rebate on a portion of property taxes paid on a Kansas resident's main personal property is available through the homestead refund. Qualified residents can claim the refund by filing Form K-40H.

Odd Tax Fact:

Kansas requires drug dealers possessing marijuana and/or other controlled substances to pay the state's drug tax. The state defines a drug dealer as 

  • Anyone who produces, transports, manufactures, imports, or ships illegal substances into the state OR
  • Anyone who possesses more than 28 grams of marijuana (processed or marijuana plants), one gram of a controlled substance, or 10 or more dosage units of a controlled substance.

In exchange for the tax payment, drug dealers receive drug tax stamps, which must be attached to the substances and are valid for three months. Though the stamps do not make the possession of these drugs legal, having drugs without stamps or expired stamps may result in civil or criminal penalties. These penalties may include seizure of property or fines.

KS State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Kansas Department of Revenue.

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