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Kansas State Tax Information

Looking for Kansas state tax information? We provide the latest resources on state tax, unemployment, income tax and more.

Kansas Department of Revenue

Kansas Department of Commerce


Withholding Requirements:

  • Register as employer 
  • Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate - K-4  
    • the federal Form W-4 is not accepted
  • Withholding Method = formula (percentage method)
  • Supplemental Rate = Withhold at 5% flat rate

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Report quarterly wages and contributions (see

Benefit ratio formula

Wage base is $14,000 for 2019 (unchanged from 2018) 

Rates range from 0.0% to 4.9% for positive-rated employers - 2019

Rates renge from 5.1% to 7.1% for negative-rated employers- 2019

New employers use 2.7% for 2019

New construction employers use 6.0% for 2019 (unchanged from 2018)

State Disability Insurance (SDI):


State Labor Laws:

Minimum Wage - $7.25 minimum rate applies

Hourly minimum cash wage for tipped employees is $2.13

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - next regular payday.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report newly hired, rehiring, and return to work to the Department of Labor  by mailing or faxing federal Form W-4 or an equivalent form or by entering new-hire information online,within 20 business days after the date when employees are hired to:

Kansas New Hire Directory                                                                          P.O. Box 3510                                                                                        Topeka, Kan. 66601

888-219-7801                                                                                            785-291-1716 (Topeka only)

888-219-7798 (Fax for transmitting reports)

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

All child support payments are made through the:

Kansas Payment Center (KPC).  Payments can be mailed to:

Kansas Payment Center                                                                              PO Box 758599                                                                                 

Topeka, KS 66675

Or can be made online by visiting the KPC Website. Make sure to include your SSN and case number to ensure proper credit.


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For paycheck calculation visit the Kansas Paycheck Calculator of PaycheckCity. is a free online resource featuring a compilation of research, collaboration and web tools for use by payroll professionals and more including information about Iowa state tax, articles, federal tax information and state tax information.

TAX TIDBIT... To correctly calculate withholding near wage base limits, enter your Gross Salary Year-to-date. It's important for an accurate calculation and is usually found on your last pay stub.