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Gov. Laura Kelly signs bill gradually eliminating food sales tax

On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill that will gradually eliminate...
On Wednesday, May 11, 2022, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly signed a bill that will gradually eliminate the sales tax on food by 2025.(Office of Gov. Laura Kelly)
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 2:57 PM CDT
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OLATHE, Kan. (KWCH) - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Wednesday signed a bill that phases out the state’s food sales tax starting next year.

It comes at a time when food prices are at record highs. The governor says her priority is to help struggling families.

“Here in Kansas, we grow the food that feeds the world. But right now, with inflation, our own groceries cost way too much. No family in Kansas should have to choose between buying groceries and paying the rent or mortgage,” said Gov. Kelly.

Kansas currently has the second-highest food sales tax in the nation, at over 6%. That will come down to 4% next year, 2% in 2024 and 0% in 2025.

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