Private Letter Ruling

Ruling Number:P-2001-075
Tax Type:Kansas Compensating Tax; Kansas Retailers' Sales Tax
Brief Description:Limited liability companies.
Approval Date:07/20/2001

Office of Policy & Research

July 20, 2001



The purpose of this letter is to respond to your letter dated July 3, 2001. In it, you ask if Kansas recognizes a limited liability company as a legal entity for purposes of Kansas sales and compensating taxes.

Per K.S.A. 79-3602. Definitions.

In your letter you stated:

Does the state of Kansas recognize a single member LLC as a separate and distinct legal entity for sales and use tax purposes? Also, can you cite relevant authority to support your conclusion.

It is the opinion of the Department that Kansas does recognize single member limited liability companies as legal entities for purposes of Kansas sales and compensating taxes. Kansas corporation law authorizes single member limited liability companies. See K.S.A. 17-7601 et seq.

This private letter ruling is based solely on the facts provided in your request. If it is determined that undisclosed facts were material or necessary to make an accurate determination by the department, this ruling is null and void. This private letter ruling will be revoked in the future by operation of law without further department action if there is a change in the statutes, administrative regulations, or case law, or a published revenue ruling, that materially affects this private letter ruling.


Mark D. Ciardullo
Tax Specialist


Date Composed: 07/30/2001 Date Modified: 10/10/2001