Cutting the food sales tax

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - November 15, 2021


If you go to the grocery store in Kansas, you will see the total cost of your shopping being a little larger than in many other states. That’s because Kansas is one of seven states with a full tax on groceries and at a rate of 6.5%, has the second highest tax in the nation.

But in recent days, Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced a plan to introduce legislation in January to exempt food from the state sales tax, joining Attorney General Derek Schmidt in urging GOP leaders to take action on the issue. On the Reflector Podcast to discuss this proposal and the implications the exemption could have is Karen Siebert, the public policy and advocacy advisor for Harvesters.

Read more about how the sales tax cut could impact Kansas businesses, services


Karen Seibert

public policy and advocacy advisor, Harvesters

Noah Taborda

reporter, Kansas Reflector