Kansas property tax burden relatively high, study says

A new study from the personal finance website WalletHub shows that Kansas is a relatively high-tax state when it comes to property taxes.

“We looked at both real estate and vehicle property tax ratings where that was applicable,” said WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez. “We looked at these types of things on a median home value within the state and annual taxes as they compare to other states.”

The Sunflower State struggled when compared to others.

“Kansas, unfortunately, was more expensive in terms of property tax,” said Gonzalez. “This is something that we’ve seen kind of growing within the Midwest. It ranks 37th out of all 50 states and D.C.”

There are a lot of states that don’t tax vehicles as property.

“About half of states do not have vehicle property tax,” said Gonzalez. “Kansas, not only is one of the states that does, but it also has one of the highest vehicle tax rates in the country at just over two percent.”

That adds around $500 to the average tax bill for a Kansan each year.

Graphic courtesy: WalletHub