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  • Simple Tax Reform Goes a Long Way

    Simple Tax Reform Goes a Long Way0

    Much of the grumbling that comes every tax season comes not only from paying the taxes but also from the complexity of how to file them. Services, and the costs, ranging from TurboTax to Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) represent an additional cost to people to properly file their taxes. A simple tax reform that lowers

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  • Tax Reform Possible Through High February 2022 Tax Revenue

    Tax Reform Possible Through High February 2022 Tax Revenue0

    In February 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $502 million, which was 3.9% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $255 million in sales taxes and $212 million in income taxes. The tax revenue collected for February of this year was 10.2% higher than what it was

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  • Tax Ideas for the 2022 Kansas Legislative Session

    Tax Ideas for the 2022 Kansas Legislative Session0

    In wake of a massive tax revenue surplus, the state of Kansas should reduce its tax burden. Legislators should consider eliminating unfair taxes on retirees, reforming how state institutions use a property tax allocation to repair their buildings, and other burden-relieving tax options in the FY 2022 session. The Current Environment In their June 2021

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  • July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement

    July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement0

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July 2021 job numbers are good news for Kansas’ COVID-19 recovery and economic growth. Over the past month, the state added just under 6,000 new private jobs. If it continues at this same positive growth rate, the state is expected to return to its January 2020 amount of private-sector jobs

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  • Kansas job rank improves after tax reform

    Kansas job rank improves after tax reform0

    The first three years after reducing income taxes saw the Kansas job rank improve nicely according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  Over the fourteen years leading up to 2012, private sector jobs grew by 6.3 percent and that growth rate ranked #41 among the states.  But in the three years since income

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