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Kansas Downtown Redevelopment Tax Rebate

Rewarding communities for capital improvements


Scott Sewell, Main Street Program Director

(785) 296-7288

[email protected]

Through the Downtown Redevelopment Act, areas designated by the Secretary of Commerce, can receive a rebate of property tax collected on properties that have undergone approved improvements. The city must request and be approved by Commerce before businesses can take advantage of the rebate. The amount of the rebate depends on the city and whether or not there are inter-local agreements in place with all local taxing entities or if the rebate is only from the city’s percentage. A property owner submits a written application to the governing body of the city to request the rebate.

A rebate of the incremental tax increase between the valuation prior to the improvements and the new assessed valuation is made available for five years. For the sixth year, 80 percent of the tax increment is subject to rebate. For the seventh, eighth and ninth years, the percentage of the tax increment that is not subject to rebate will increase by 20 percent each year. Beginning in the tenth year, no rebate is available.

Who Qualifies

  • Businesses/property owners in the state of Kansas

Application Period

There is no set application period to apply for property tax rebates through the Downtown Redevelopment Act program. 

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