Governor Laura Kelly Will Sign Bipartisan Bill “Axing the Food Tax,”
Joe Denoyer - April 29, 2022 3:38 pm
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced she will provide much-needed financial relief for Kansans across the state by signing the bipartisan bill that will “Axe the Food Tax,” completely eliminate the state tax on food by 2025.
“Make no mistake — today’s action is a win for every single Kansan,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Eliminating the state tax on food will provide financial relief to everyone, and this bill is a good first step. However, prices continue to rise for essential necessities like groceries. We must provide financial relief swiftly – and I call on the Legislature to move the implementation date up to July 1, 2022. We owe it to Kansans to get this done and get it done immediately.”
Kansans pay the second highest state sales tax on groceries at 6.5% driving some families along our border communities to other states for savings. Signing this bill means local grocers and other businesses will begin to see increased revenues by keeping Kansas dollars in Kansas.
House Bill 2106 will take effect January 1, 2023, reducing the state sales tax on groceries from 6.5% to 4.0%. On January 1, 2024, the rate will reduce to 2.0%, and the state sales tax on groceries will be completely eliminated beginning January 1, 2025.