Identifying Information:Sales Tax Collection to Native Americans
Tax Type:Vehicles
Brief Description:Sales Tax Collection to Native Americans
Effective Date:04/02/1997

Division of Vehicles

TO: Kansas Vehicle Dealers/County Treasurers

FROM: Marge Bailey
Chief, Titles and Registration Bureau

DATE: April 2, 1997

SUBJECT: Sales Tax Collection

The Department of Revenue has recently received numerous inquiries regarding sales tax collection on vehicle sales transacted by Kansas Licensed Dealers to Native American’s residing on a reservation.

Pursuant to K.S.A. 8-2410(25) motor vehicle dealers are prohibited from conducting sales away from their established place of business. Therefore, unless a dealer’s established place of business is physically located on a federally recognized reservation and the purchaser of the motor vehicle is a member of that reservation’s tribe, sales tax must be collected by the dealer at the time of sale. Failure to comply with K.S.A. 8-2410(25) is a violation of the Dealer’s Act and will result in a fine and/or a suspension or revocation of the dealer’s license to sell motor vehicles. Furthermore, even if a sale is conducted in violation of K.S.A. 8-2410(25) and the sales tax is not collected by the dealer, K.S.A. 79-3601 et seq. Does not relieve the dealer from remitting the sales tax to the Director of Taxation.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact this office at (913) 296-3621.


cc: Betty McBride
Rick Schiebe
David Clauser
Mike Hale

Date Composed: 02/24/1998 Date Modified: 10/09/2001