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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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  • 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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  • Solutions to Kansas’ High Property Taxes

    Solutions to Kansas’ High Property Taxes0

    When you think of some of the highest taxes in the country, you don’t immediately think of Iola, Kansas. But, you should. According to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s research – highlighted in Kansas Policy Institute’s 2021 Green Book – a city the size of Iola had some of the highest effective tax rates

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  • 3 things to know about Truth in Taxation

    3 things to know about Truth in Taxation0

    The new Truth in Taxation legislation is now in effect, and there are three things that taxpayers should know about the process to maximize the benefits and reduce taxes. 1.  Local officials can reduce taxes or hold them flat if they wish.  As of August 24, almost 250 cities, counties, and school districts have decided

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  • Tax Expenditure Limits Prevent Government’s Balancing Act

    Tax Expenditure Limits Prevent Government’s Balancing Act0

    Imagine the Kansas budget as a tightrope walker, with taxing and spending on opposite sides of their balancing rod. If the government spends significantly more than it taxes, this leads to deficits and  “bust-type” budgeting. Likewise, if the government collects more in taxes than it spends, you end up taking more from taxpayers and get

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