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When I purchase a copy of USA Today at Dillons or Hy-Vee, I am charged $1. But when I bought a copy of USA Today at the BP convenience store on South Iowa Street the other day I had to pay $1.09. Why was I charged tax at the BP store, but not at Dillons or Hy-Vee?


Chris Bell, Journal-World circulation manager, provided this answer: “In Kansas, newspaper purchases are a taxable item. It is a business owner’s decision whether to charge sales tax on newspaper purchases.”

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