Food Sales Tax Credit

For qualifying taxpayers, an allowance is available to offset the cost of sales tax paid on food purchased in Kansas. Beginning with tax year 2013, the allowance is in the form of a nonrefundable tax credit, which means your credit amount will reduce your Kansas tax liability. If you do not have a tax liability, this credit is not available to you.

To qualify, one or more qualities must apply to you; be 55 or older all of 2023, blind, disabled  or  have a dependent child under 18 who lived with you all year whom you claim as a personal exemption. You must also be a Kansas resident (residing in Kansas the entire year) with a Federal Adjusted Gross Income of $30,615 or less. The amount of credit is $125 for each qualified exemption you claim on your federal income tax return (dependents that are 18 years of age or older born before January 1, 2006, do not qualify for the credit; and there is no extra exemption for Head of Household).