Before doing business in the state of Kansas, a foreign corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, or limited liability partnership (“covered entity”) shall register with the secretary of state. The following activities, amongst other things, do not constitute doing business:

(1) Maintaining, defending or settling an action or proceeding;
(2) holding meetings or carrying on any other activity concerning its internal affairs;
(3) maintaining bank accounts;
(4) maintaining offices or agencies for the transfer, exchange or registration of the covered entity’s own securities or maintaining trustees or depositories with respect to those securities;
(5) selling through independent contractors;
(6) soliciting or obtaining orders, whether by mail or through employees or agents or otherwise, if the orders require acceptance outside this state before they become contracts;
(7) selling, by contract consummated outside the state of Kansas, and agreeing, by the contract, to deliver into the state of Kansas machinery, plants or equipment, the construction, erection or installation of which within the state requires the supervision of technical engineers or skilled employees performing services not generally available, and as part of the contract of sale agreeing to furnish such services, and such services only, to the vendee at the time of construction, erection or installation;
(8) creating, as borrower or lender, or acquiring indebtedness with or without a mortgage or other security interest in property;
(9) securing or collecting debts or foreclosing mortgages or other security interests in property securing the debts, and holding, protecting and maintaining property so acquired;
(10) conducting an isolated transaction that is completed within 30 days and is not one in the course of similar transactions of like nature;
(11) transacting business in interstate commerce.
(12) without more, solely being a member, stockholder, limited partner or governor of a domestic covered entity or a foreign covered entity.

Wayfair Nexus

Wayfair nexus is created if a remote retailer’s cumulative gross receipts from sales of tangible personal property to purchasers in Kansas during the current or preceding calendar year are $100,000 or more.


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