How to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas

by | Nov 21, 2019

Quick Answer: This post offers information on how to register for a sales tax permit in Kansas. Registration is best completed online at the Kansas Department of Revenue website. More detailed information is included below.

Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas?

The first step in registering for a sales tax permit is determining if you even need one. In general, you need a sales tax permit in Kansas if you have physical presence or meet economic nexus requirements. For more detailed information on the necessity of getting a permit, you can learn more at our blog post Do You Need to Get a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas?

If you are not sure where you should get sales tax permits, we can help determine that for you with our Sales Tax Starter Kit Service

Once you’re sure you need a sales tax permit in Kansas, you can proceed with registering.

 

Types of Sales Tax Permits Available

There are two different types of sales tax permits available in Kansas.  Please follow the links below to learn more about each one in order to determine which one applies most to your business.  

Retailers Sales Tax:

https://www.ksrevenue.org/bustaxtypessales.html

Retailers Compensating Sales Tax:

https://www.ksrevenue.org/bustaxtypesrcu.html

There currently is no charge to apply for a Kansas sales tax permit.  

If you’re already feeling a little overwhelmed, you should know that we can handle the entire permit registration process for you with our Sales Tax Permit Registration Service.

 

Where to Register for a Kansas Sales Tax Permit

There are two ways to register for a Kansas sales tax permit, either by paper application or via the online website. We recommend submitting the application via the online website as it will generally be processed faster and you will receive confirmation upon submission. Having a submission confirmation will help in the event that your application is not processed on-time, or in the event that it is not processed at all (which unfortunately can happen every now and again).

Online Application Location: The best place to register for a sales tax permit with the state of Kansas is on their website here.   

Paper Application Location: https://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/cr16.pdf

 

Where to Go if You Need Help Registering for a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas

If you are stuck or have questions, you can either contact the state of Kansas directly or reach out to us and we can register for a sales tax permit on your behalf. 

How to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue if you have questions: You can contact the Kansas Department of Revenue by calling (785) 368-8222.

How to contact TaxValet if you want someone to handle your permit registration for you: You can learn more about our sales tax permit registration service by clicking here.

Check Out Our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service

Let our team of professionals help you determine where you have nexus, register for sales tax permits, and file your returns.

Information Needed to Register for a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas

Before you begin the process of registering with the state, make sure you have access to the following information: 

  • Federal tax ID, typically called the EIN, issued by the IRS 
  • Knowledge of your business entity structure 
  • Business owner information
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) number
  • Start date with the state of Kansas
  • Your estimated yearly tax liability with Kansas
  • Kansas requires you to show 100% ownership with the business.  So please make sure you have all of the owner information available.

To get started, choose the link titled “Register Now” on the website.

This will take you to a screen where you will create login information.  Once you create the user name and password, Kansas will send you an email.  Follow the prompts from the email to apply for your sales tax permit.

 

What Happens After You Apply for a Sales Tax Permit in Kansas?

Keep in mind, once you have an active permit in Kansas, you will need to begin filing sales tax returns. Our team can handle your sales tax returns for you with our Done-for-You Sales Tax Service. You can also learn more about how to file and pay a sales tax return in Kansas by clicking here.

Once you apply for your sales tax permit with the state of Kansas, it should take around 7-10 business days before your permit comes in the mail.  

Once you receive your permit, you will need to contact the Kansas Department of Revenue at (785) 296-6993 to request your access code.  Once you receive your access code, you can log in on the Kansas Department of Revenue website to connect to your account.   Select “Account Management”.

Now you are ready to go!  Once you are at the point where you need to file and pay a return in Kansas, feel free to consult our blog here.  If at any point you are stuck and want a team of experts to handle all of this for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Disclaimer: Our attorney wanted you to know that no financial, tax, legal advice or opinion is given through this post. All information provided is general in nature and may not apply to your specific situation and is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Information is provided “as is” and without warranty.

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