July 18, 2024

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Tag: sales tax

Former Manhattan mayor defends city’s taxes, salary increases

Manhattan city taxpayers have seen their property taxes increase by 25% since 2019.  Since 1997, taxes increased by 351%; that…

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Nearly 60% of Kansans favor single tax rate: poll

Americans for Prosperity – Kansas (AFP-KS) has released a poll showing a bipartisan coalition of taxpayers strongly supports replacing the…

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Kelly administration wants $15 million to bail out failed incentive program

The Kelly administration is asking for approximately $15 million a year to prop up an incentive program that has shown…

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Masterson vows override efforts on PBR, fairness vetoes

Senate President Ty Masterson criticized Governor Laura Kelly’s vetoes of the Parents’ Bill of Rights, Fairness in Women’s Sports Act,…

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Kansas has 4th-worst tax environment for retirees in the nation

According to Kiplinger’s, Kansas is the fourth-worst state in the nation for retirees, based on each state’s tax scheme. According…

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House tax committee chooses government interests over taxpayers

At Tuesday’s House Taxation Committee, Rep. Ken Corbet (R-Topeka) expressed frustration that the committee seems to favor government interests over…

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Kansas drops to #34 in state business tax climate

Kansas dropped seven places in the Tax Foundation annual state business tax climate index. Kansas is in 34th place nationwide,…

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Gov. Kelly’s illegal sales tax policy hurts small businesses nationwide

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s likely illegal attempt to collect sales tax on the first dollar of all internet and catalog sales…

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Business leaders won’t rule out a tax increase for Wichita Riverfront project

The private organizations pushing the Riverfront Legacy Masterplan won’t rule out tax increases for changes to Century II and the…

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Kansas Sales Tax 8th Highest in the Nation

Kansas has the eighth highest state and local average sales tax rate, according to a new study from the Tax…

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Would Online Sales Tax Collections Be a Savior of Kansas’ Budget?

Lawmakers are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a 1992 decision, known as Quill, that limits the ability of…

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KS Revenue Spikes; Officials Warn It’s Not a Windfall

Kansas collected $165 million more than expected in state revenues in January, but officials warn federal tax reform influenced the…

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House Committee Considers Taxing Personal Services

Should services be taxed? And if so, which services? Lawmakers wrestled with those questions during a House Tax Committee hearing…

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