Kansans will see their amount of taxes paid with each trip to the grocery store go down next month. Kansas currently has one of the highest state food sales tax rates in the country. Starting Jan. 1, 2023, the first-rate drop in the state food sales tax rate will occur. Dropping it from 6.5 percent currently to 4 percent. It will drop again on Jan. 1, 2024, to 2 percent. The rate will be zeroed out at the start of 2025.