Online Sales Tax: Reviewing Issues Related to Online Sales Tax Laws in Kansas
By Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit
Kansas lacks two specific laws that many states have that require more retailers to collect and remit sales tax for online purchases. Kansas lacks a law to require online retailers conducting a minimum amount of business in the state to collect and remit sales tax, and Kansas lacks a law to require a marketplace facilitator to collect and remit sales tax on behalf of its retailers. We estimate the state could collect an additional $40 million to $70 million in sales tax revenue annually over what the state collected in FY 2018 if it had two additional laws. However, due to a lack of data and other information, we were not able to account for a few factors that could overstate our estimate.