End collection of vehicle sales tax at Kansas Dealerships
For years, it has been the responsibility of Kansas automobile dealers to collect sales tax from customers at the time of a vehicle purchase. We, the undersigned, as licensed automobile dealers in the State of Kansas, believe that it is unreasonable to compel dealers to collect sales tax at the dealership. We believe, instead, that the sales tax from an automobile purchase should be collected at a county courthouse at the time of vehicle registration. Collection of sales tax should be the responsibility of state employees at the county courthouse. Furthermore, we believe that collection of sales tax at a county courthouse from a vehicle purchase would lessen the burden on dealers and keep the taxation system accountable. Sales tax could be directly entered into a state computer and would theoretically eliminate the need for lengthy monthly reports. As well, there would no longer be cases of dealers mishandling funds or becoming delinquent on sales tax payments.