Kansas – Revised Exemption Certificate Publication

SALT Report 1655 – The Kansas Department of Revenue has revised its sales and use tax publication regarding exemption certificates.  The publication provides guidance for receiving and using exemption certificates, the exemption certificates currently used in Kansas, and a list of organizations that are approved by the Department to use a tax-exempt entity exemption certificate.
Generally, Kansas retailers are responsible for collecting sales tax on every sale to the final user or consumer. Therefore, all retail sales of goods and taxable services are considered taxable unless specifically exempt. To avoid costly mistakes, exemption certificates must include the following information:
  • Explanation of why the sale is exempt,
  • Date of sale or purchase,
  • Description of the property being purchased,
  • The seller’s name and address,
  • The buyer’s name, address, and signature, and
  • Nonprofit organizations must include the exempt entity’s tax ID number
In an effort to help business owners, the KDOR will be conducting workshops on Kansas taxes throughout the state. The workshops are designed to make Kansas’ business and tax reporting requirements easier to understand and less time consuming. Topics include filing and reporting requirements and methods, determining what is taxable and what is exempt, and how to work with the Department to collect and remit your Kansas taxes.
These workshops are open to business owners and accounting professionals.
For Further Information:

Kansas Department of Revenue – Information Guide KS-1520