Private Letter Ruling

Ruling Number:P-1999-158
Tax Type:Kansas Retailers' Sales Tax
Brief Description:Food purchased for use in preparing meals for consumption by residents of a domestic violence group shelter.
Approval Date:07/20/1999

Office of Policy and Research

July 20, 1999



We wish to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated April 30, 1999, regarding the application of Kansas Retailers’ Sales tax.

Many organizations, such as your domestic violence group, perform a great deal of services for their communities with the funds that they raise. However, not every non-profit organization enjoys an exemption from Kansas sales tax. Yours does not.

In closing, the exemption found in K.S.A. 79-3606(v) would not be available to your organization, since the intended scope of said exemption is focused on the elderly, disabled and indigent persons.

This is a private letter ruling pursuant to K.A.R. 92-19-59. It is based solely on the facts provided in your request. If it is determined that undisclosed facts were material or necessary to an accurate determination by the department, this ruling is null and void. This ruling will be revoked in the future by the operation of law without further department action if there is a change in the statutes, administrative regulations, or case law, or published revenue ruling, that materially effects this private letter ruling. If I may be of further assistance, please contact me at your earliest convenience at (785) 296-7776.

Sincerely yours,

Thomas P. Browne, Jr.
Tax Specialist



Date Composed: 08/03/1999 Date Modified: 10/11/2001