Small Business Workshops

The Kansas Department of Revenue offers periodic Sales Tax workshops conducted at various locations across the state. This workshop explains the difference between Kansas Retailers' Sales tax, Kansas Retailers' Compensating Use tax, and Kansas Consumers' Compensating Use tax. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the goods and services subject to sales tax. It will also explain your tax responsibilities, record keeping and filing requirements, form preperation, and purchases with exemption certificates.

To register:

Please call the sponsoring Small Business Development Center (SBDC) listed in our EDU-70, Small Business Workshop brochure. Some of the SBDCs charge a fee for attending the Small Business Tax Workshops.

Click here for a printable list of dates, times, locations and contact information for the workshops.

For many new business owners, the everyday activities of a business can be a time consuming and confusing process. Tax forms usually fall to the bottom of the priority list. To reduce your time spent filing Kansas Department of Revenue (KDOR) documents, and as part of our commitment of service to the business community, the Taxpayer Education Unit within KDOR conducts workshops on sales and compensating use taxes.

  • Do you know if you are responsible for collecting and remitting sales tax?
  • Do you know if you are liable for Kansas compensating use tax when you buy items outside of Kansas?
  • Do you know what tax form is needed and how to file it?
  • Do you know if you have to collect or pay another state’s sales tax?

If the answer is “No” to any or all of the questions above, then KDOR strongly encourages you, your office manager, and/or your bookkeeper to attend one of our workshops. KDOR does not charge for these workshops, however the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) may charge a fee to help recover their costs in sponsoring the workshop.

Each workshop covers the topics of both Kansas Sales and Compensating Use Tax.

The following list of workshops are for businesses making retail sales. We will explain the differences between the Kansas Retailers’ Sales Tax, the Kansas Retailers’ Compensating Use Tax, and the Kansas Consumers’ Compensating Use Tax. You will gain a basic understanding of the goods and services subject to sales tax and applicable exemptions. Regardless of whether you sell bubble gum or tractors, this is a class for you.

IMPORTANT — The timeframe for these classes will NOT include discussion of tax for construction contractors. A list for those workshops is located here.

Location Date Times
Dodge City February 27 9:00 AM - Noon
Emporia June 11 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Garden City February 26 9:00 AM - Noon
Hays April 16 9:00 AM - Noon
April 17 9:00 AM - Noon
Independence April 9 9:00 AM - Noon
Iola January 22 9:00 AM - Noon
Liberal February 25 9:00 AM - Noon
Manhattan March 7 9:00 AM - Noon
Overland Park January 24 1:00 - 5:00 PM
February 19 1:00 - 5:00 PM
March 28 1:00 - 5:00 PM
April 30 1:00 - 5:00 PM
May 22 6:00 - 9:30 PM
June 20 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Topeka January 31 8:30 AM - Noon
March 21 8:30 AM - Noon
May 23 8:30 AM - Noon
Wichita January 29 1:00 - 4:30 PM
February 28 8:30 AM - Noon
March 26 1:00 - 4:30 PM
April 26 8:30 AM - Noon
May 29 1:00 - 4:30 PM
June 25 8:30 AM - Noon

IMPORTANT — Pre-registration is required through the Small Business Development Center near you.

If your trade association, professional organization or group of businesses would like to know more about how Kansas sales and use tax applies to your industry, contact the Tax Education Specialist listed below. He will develop a specialized presentation based on your questions and tax situations that will help you avoid costly mistakes and take advantage of the exemptions and credits available to your business. (Travel reimbursement and minimum number of attendees required.)

Carl York
Tax Specialist
785-296-1048
carl.york@ks.gov