Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Kansas

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Kansas.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting a Kansas Business

Expedited Services Available: No
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: No

State Sales Tax: 6.5%
State Income Tax: 4%-7%
Unemployment Insurance: .17% – 6.4%

DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Kansas Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Fees Applicable Form
General Partnership (Optional) $35 General Partnership Statement of Partnership Authority (GA)
Domestic Limited Partnership (LP) $165 Paper
$160 Online
Certificate for a Kansas Limited Partnership (CK)
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) $165 Kansas Limited Liability Partnership Statement of Qualification (DLLP)
Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC) $165 Paper
$160 Online
Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization (DL)
Kansas Series Limited Liability Company $165 Kansas Series Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization (LAO)
Professional Limited Liability Company $165 Professional Limited Liability Company Articles of Organization (PDL)
Public Benefit Corporation $90 Public Benefit Corporation Articles of Incorporation (PBC)
Domestic For-Profit Corporation $90 Paper
$85 Online
For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Articles of Incorporation (AI)
Not-For-Profit Corporation $20 For-Profit/Not-For-Profit Articles of Incorporation (AI)
Professional Association $90 Professional Association Articles of Incorporation (DPA)
Foreign Business Trust $65 Foreign Business Trust Application (FBT)
All Foreign Business Entities $115 – $165 Application for Registration of Foreign Covered Entity (FA)

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Key Kansas Government Resources

Kansas Secretary of State
Memorial Hall, 1st Fl.
120 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1594

Kansas Department of Revenue
Tax Assistance
Scott State Office Building
120 SE 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66612-1103

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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