Kansas Governor Laura Kelly approves plan to phase out grocery sales tax in Kansas
TOPEKA, Kan. – Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly signed a plan into law that will phase out the state’s sales tax on groceries over the next three years.
Kelly had a ceremony Wednesday at a grocery store in Olathe to fulfill a promise to sign the bill even though it is not as aggressive in eliminating the tax as she and fellow Democrats wanted.
They had hoped to eliminate the entire 6.5% tax as of July 1. Only 13 states charge any sales tax on groceries.
Kansas’ rate is second only to Mississippi’s 7%. The new law drops the tax to 4% in January, to 2% in 2024 and to zero in 2025.
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