County Clerk's Office
Kansas Food Sales Tax Refund
Hattie Smith, Tax Levy Manager
701 N 7th St., 3rd Floor
Room 318, Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: 913-573-2876, Prompt 0
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
During the tax season, the Clerk’s Office is available to assist the public with the Kansas Food Sales Tax Refund Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
This program offers a refund of the sales tax paid on food for certain qualifying individuals.
Most Kansans who qualify for the Homestead refund also qualify for the Kansas Food Sales Tax Refund. If you are eligible for a Food Sales Tax Refund, the amount of your refund will be based on your qualifying income and the number of dependents you can claim on your Kansas State K-40 return.
To qualify, an individual must be a Kansas resident living in Kansas the entire year. In addition to residency, you must also meet one of the following requirements:
- Be 55 years of age or older
- Be blind or disabled
- Have a dependent child under 18 who lived with you all year and you can claim as a personal exemption
To see the qualifying income amount for this refund or to locate the Food Sales tax refund amount for the Tax Year in effect, please see the Kansas Department of Revenue Food Sales page. The refund is claimed on the Kansas Individual Income Tax Return.
The refund is claimed on the Kansas Individual Income Tax Return. For frequently asked questions concerning the food Sales Refund Program, please see Frequently Asked Questions about Food Sales.