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  • Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief

    Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief0

    During the last weeks of the Kansas legislature, many policies were moved from their original bills to other pieces of legislation – an annual occurrence. Kansans can expect to see some tax relief, but legislators should consider more ambitious reforms to stay competitive with other states. Highlighted provisions of the passed HB 2239 and HB

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  • April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget

    April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget0

    In April 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $1.5 billion, which was 13.2% greater than the original estimate. This includes a sales tax collection that was 0.4% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 17.8% higher than expected. Legislators should remember the importance of a balanced

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  • Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?

    Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?0

    This past week was “veto week” in the Kansas Legislature: the time to “make it or break it” for the dozens of different proposals that have floated this legislative session. While some tax relief is already on the way, legislators have until the end of May to provide more. The most-talked-about policy this year was

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  • Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief

    Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief0

    If it wasn’t clear enough already, recent tax estimate updates show Kansas is awash with excess funds from over-taxation. The Kansas Legislative Research Department’s recent tax revenue estimate update for April 2022 increased the estimate for FY 2023 by $407.8 million for a whopping total of $9.5 billion in State General Fund tax collections. It’s

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  • Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending

    Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Council on Tax Reform recently released their final report and the message is clear: higher taxes to pay for more spending. Spending has jumped 24% since 2018 under Kelly and is more than $2 billion higher than if adjusted for inflation since 1995.  The Tax Council she assembled is continuing this

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  • High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief

    High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief0

    In March 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $679.6 million, which was a whopping 13.4% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes a sales tax collection that was 7.0% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 16.9% higher than expected. The revenue collected for

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