Governor Laura Kelly announced that Kansas is on track to implement the ‘Axe the Food Tax’ legislation passed during the 2022 session. The Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) published its notice to initiate those changes. Governor Kelly signed bipartisan House Bill 2106 to gradually eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries. The first reduction of the tax rate will occur on January 1, 2023, changing the state sales tax rate on groceries from 6.5% to 4.0%. Current legislation will completely eliminate the state’s sales tax on groceries by 2025. Local tax rates still apply.