Kansas Tax Filing
How to file your Kansas taxes
If you are married and file jointly with your spouse, or if you are a head of household, the tax rate remains the same, but the income limits double (for example, 3.5 percent on the first $30,000 of taxable income).
Income tax returns are due by April 18th.
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Kansas Tax Forms
- Kansas Schedule S - Kansas Individual Supplemental Schedule (Schedule S)
- Kansas Form K-40 - Kansas Individual Resident Income Tax Return (with Food Sales Tax Refund)
- Kansas Tax Booklet - Kansas Tax Booklet
- Kansas Form K-40V - Kansas Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Determine Your Residency Status
The amount of your taxes depends on your residency status, so check below to see which category you fall in.
You are a Resident of Kansas
If you had your permanent (domicile) home in Kansas for the whole past tax year, you are a resident of Kansas. If this is the case and if you were required to file a federal tax return or you made more money than allowed by Kansas (see the 2015 Kansas Individual Income and Food Sales Tax Booklet above), you have to file your tax return with Kansas.
If you filed your federal return as either a qualifying widow or widower with a dependent child, you have to submit your Kansas tax return as a head of household. In all other cases, you must have the same status on your federal return and your Kansas return. To file your Kansas income tax return, use Form-40 (see the 2015 Kansas Individual Income and Food Sales Tax Booklet above).
You are a Part-Year Kansas Resident
If you moved to or from Kansas during past tax year, you are considered a part-year resident. In this case, you can choose to file as either a resident or a nonresident of Kansas (see the respective sections, as same requirements apply for part-year residents, and make sure you choose the best option for you).
You are a Kansas Resident Who Works in a Different State
If you are a Kansas resident and work in another state, your out of state income will be taxed by Kansas, as this state taxes all income made by its residents, no matter the source. The state where you work may, however, tax you as well. In order to avoid dual taxation, check to see if you qualify for a tax credit from Kansas. To file for a tax credit, fill in the worksheet in the 2015 Kansas Individual Income and Food Sales Tax Booklet (downloadable above). You have to file this worksheet along with your Kansas return (Form-40), your W2 (which you obtain from your employer), and the return filed with the other state.
You are a Nonresident Who Worked or Sold Property in Kansas
If you did not live in Kansas during the past tax year, you are a nonresident of Kansas. If this is the case, and you earned money from Kansas sources, you have to file a Kansas nonresident return. There is no minimum threshold, so any income you’ve earned will be taxed. To file a Kansas nonresident return, use Schedule S, Part B. For other information, check the 2015 Kansas Individual Income and Food Sales Tax Booklet above.