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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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  • Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 2597

    Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 25970

    From Iowa to South Dakota, Kansas’s Truth in Taxation legislation from 2021 is being hailed as a model example for property tax reform. The simple fact is that transparency and accountability are central to having a government that respects the rights and well-being of its citizens. HB 2597, is a “trailer bill” to that Truth in

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  • Truth in Taxation transparency helps cut property tax in 21 counties

    Truth in Taxation transparency helps cut property tax in 21 counties0

    Thanks to the transparency aspect of last year’s Truth in Taxation Act and some taxpayer-focused local officials, residents and businesses in 21 counties will pay less in property tax this year. The 2021 Statistical Report of Property Assessment and Taxation from the Kansas Department of Revenue summarizes actions taken in 2021 that will impact property

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