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1/4 Cent Sales Tax

What does a 1/4 cent sales tax mean to you?

The proposed sales tax would add 25 cents for each $100 spent on purchases in Johnson County. Here are a few examples of how the ¼ cent sales tax would impact purchases:

  • A $20 t-shirt would add 5 cents
  • A $400 television would add $1
  • An $898 refrigerator would add $2.25

Click here for a listing of current sales tax rates within Johnson County.

Revenues are shared with cities

The State of Kansas requires any sales tax levied by the county to be shared among cities. The breakdown is 63 percent of sales tax revenue will come to the county to build a new courthouse and coroner facility, while 37 percent of the sales tax revenue goes to cities in Johnson County. This proposed 10-year sales tax would have to go back on the ballot for voter approval in order for it to be extended beyond 10 years.

City Over 10 Years
Bonner Springs $45,000
DeSoto $1.4 million
Edgerton $713,000
Fairway $1.1 million
Gardner $4.8 million
Lake Quivira $285,000
Leawood $11.7 million
Lenexa $17.6 million
Merriam $3.3 million
Mission $2.3 million
Mission Hills $1.7 million
Mission Woods $69,000
Olathe $33.0 million
Overland Park $42.7 million
Prairie Village $5.4 million
Roeland Park $1.8 million
Shawnee $16.4 million
Spring Hill $982,000
Westwood $397,000
Westwood Hills $104,000