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Kansas: Brownback's Tax Proposals Still Alive


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UPDATE, 3.15.13: The Kansas Senate passed an amended version of HB 2059 yesterday in a 25 to 14 vote, and sent it back to the House for approval. The new version includes an extension of the current 6.3% sales tax rate that was set to expire in July of this year. It also keeps "Governor Sam Brownback's proposals for cutting income tax rates… ." 

Kansas Governor Brownback started 2013 with a controversial budget proposal. He would like to extend a sales tax increase that was slated to expire on July 1, 2013, and cut the state income tax. These are steps towards his five-year plan to "put the state on a 'glide path to zero' when it comes to individual income taxes."

Earlier this week, the Kansas Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee passed most of the governor's tax proposals in a 122 to 2 vote. Their discussion reportedly lasted less than 10 minutes.

Still Alive

  • Income tax cuts;
  • Extend the sales tax increase that was set to expire in July; and
  • Eliminate the tax deduction on home mortgage interest.

Dead

  • Elimination of a second income tax deduction for home property taxes.

The measure will next be debated in the Kansas Senate, possibly as early as next week.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.