Kansas: Sales Tax Handbook
How to get a Kansas Business Tax License
In Kansas, most businesses are required to have a sales tax permit. This means that, if you are considering opening a new business or are beginning to make sales in Kansas for the first time, you will need to determine your business' permit requirements. The good news is that you can get a Kansas Business Tax License and be ready to do business 3-4 weeks after you submit your application. This guide will help you learn how!
Who needs a Kansas Business Tax License?
The Kansas Department of Revenue requires you to have a sales tax permit if you are engaged in any of the following activities:
- Retail sale, rental or lease of tangible personal property;
- Labor services to install, apply, repair, service, alter, or maintain tangible personal property, and
- Admissions to entertainment, amusement, or recreation places in Kansas.
Businesses with a taxable presence within Kansas are considered to have sales tax nexus within the state. For more details on what constitutes a taxable presence, see sales tax nexus in Kansas.
How to get a Kansas Business Tax License:
Kansas allows you to apply for and manage your sales tax account online through the Kansas Business Center. You must create a KanAccess account, which can also be used to manage your other state registrations and business taxes. If you have any issues or questions about the online registration process, call the Kansas Business Center's support hotline at 800-452-6727.
You need the following information to apply for a Kansas Business Tax License:
Business info (including name; address; phone; parent company; subsidiaries),
Annual Kansas sales estimation,
Other questions about the nature of your business (if you're connected to construction; natural gas; etc.)
Kansas Business Tax License Application Fee, Turnaround Time, and Renewal Info
You will need to pay an application fee when you apply for a Kansas Business Tax License, and you will receive your permit 3-4 weeks after filing your application.
Application Fee: FREE
Turnaround Time: 3-4 weeks
Permit Renewals: No Renewals Needed
Apply For Your Kansas Business Tax License Now:
Get Your Kansas Business Tax License Online
You can easily acquire your Kansas Business Tax License online using the Kansas Business Center website. If you have quetions about the online permit application process, you can contact the Department of Revenue via the sales tax permit hotline (785) 368-8222 or by checking the permit info website .
Offline Kansas Business Tax License Application Form
While generally slower than applying online, you can apply for a Kansas Business Tax License for your business offline using Form CR-16, the "Business Tax Application". Form CR-16 can be downloaded from the Department of Revenue here .
Mail Completed Form CR-16 To:Kansas Department of Revenue
915 SW Harrison St.
Topeka, KS 66612-1588
Alternately, you can fax Form CR-16 to the Department of Revenue at (785) 291-3614.
What's Next? Now that you know how to apply for your Kansas Business Tax License, learn how to collect and remit the Kansas sales tax.
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