Kansas Income Tax Forms and Kansas Income Tax Rate Information

By | December 21, 2015

Kansas Income Tax E-File Information

Form KS 8453 has been eliminated! E-filing process = signature. Tax sites should inform taxpayers they need to maintain copies of returns and supporting documents for 3 years. Mail rejected returns and paper returns generally to address above.


Who must file Kansas income taxes?

If you were a Kansas resident for the entire year, you must file a Kansas individual income tax return if: 1) you are required to file a federal income tax return; or, 2) your Kansas adjusted gross income is more than the total of your Kansas standard deduction and exemption allowance.


Who is a Kansas Tax Resident?

If a resident is not required to file a federal return the resident must file if their income exceeds the following: $5,250 for single or married filing separate; $12,000 for married filing jointly; $10,000 for head of household; and $10,850 for HOH 65 or older. See table on page 3 at K-40 Instruction Booklet for information on filing amounts for older filers.

Nonresidents must file if they receive ANY Kansas income.

Individuals that resided in Kansas less than 12 months during the tax year are part-are part-year residents. Part-year residents must include the dates they resided in Kansas on Form K-40 and complete Part B of Schedule S.

KS defines its residents as anyone who lived in KS, regardless of where employed. The SCRA precludes KS from considering military personnel living in the state solely as a result of military orders from being considered KS residents.


What are Kansas income tax forms?

All taxpayers file Form K-40. Use Schedule S to make modifications to federal adjusted gross income. Modifications include deduction of military retired pay. Nonresidents use Schedule S to allocate income between KS sources (taxable) and non-KS sources (not taxable by KS).


What are Kansas Income tax deductions, Kansas income exclusions, Kansas income tax exemptions?

Exemption amount is $2,250 for each exemption claimed on the federal return. Taxpayer filing as Head of Household is allowed one additional exemption on KS return.

See Schedule S for exclusions from federal adjusted gross income at Forms. Schedule S instructions are included in the K-40 instruction Booklet at K-40 Instruction Booklet.


What are Kansas Tax Deductions?

If used standard deduction on federal must use standard deduction on state. Standard deductions are as follows: single – $3,000; married filing jointly- $7,500; head of household- $5,500; married filing separately $3,750. If elected itemized on federal may take the standard or itemized deduction. Itemized deductions for tax year 2014 are reduced by 30% (except for charitable contributions, which is fully retained). Complete Part C of Schedule S to compute Kansas itemized deductions.

May exclude military retired pay from income. Use Schedule S, line A12 to take advantage of this exclusion. Access Schedule S instructions at http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/ip14.pdf.


What are Kansas capital gain taxes?

Taxed as ordinary income. Follows federal rules in determining amounts constituting capital gains and losses.


What is the Kansas income tax deadline?

Tax return must be filed and tax paid no later than April 18, 2016. Information on credit card payment Credit Card Payments and electronic payments generally at E-payments.

Kansas filing status must be the same as the federal filing status*. If the federal filing status is QUALIFYING WIDOW(ER) WITH DEPENDENT CHILD, check the HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD box.


Kansas income tax information

Kansas Department of Revenue
Individual Income Tax
915 SW Harrison Street
Topeka, KS 66612-1588


Kansas Income Tax Contact Information

General Information: (785) 368-8222  

IRS Processing Center:  AUSTIN, TX

Website: Kansas Department of Revenue                       


Refund Status: 800-894-0318 or at Refund Status

Electronic Filing:  Contact the electronic filing help desk 800-525-3901 or email eservices@kdor.ks.gov