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Kansas Tax Amnesty Starts September 1, 2015


 Successful participants of the upcoming Kansas Tax Amnesty program will have penalties and interest waived.

Update, 7.29.2015: The Kansas Department of Revenue has released 2015 tax amnesty program FAQs.

To increase state tax revenue and decrease the number of outstanding taxes, the state of Kansas is offering a tax amnesty program this fall. It applies to “interest and penalties on tax debt accrued for tax periods ending on or before December 31, 2013.” Accounts that are currently in appeal do not qualify for tax amnesty.

According to Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan, “The amnesty program allows taxpayers who have delinquent taxes to erase their debt without the added cost of the penalties and interest that might have been assessed.” In order for the penalties and interest to be waived, the tax debt must be paid in full during the amnesty program, which runs September 1 - October 15, 2015.

The amnesty program applies to the following:

  • Cigarette and tobacco products tax
  • Estate tax
  • Income tax
  • Liquor drink tax
  • Liquor enforcement tax
  • Mineral severance tax
  • Privilege tax
  • Sales and compensating use tax (both state and local)
  • Withholding and estimated tax

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Sales tax rates, rules, and regulations change frequently. Although we hope you'll find this information helpful, this blog is for informational purposes only and does not provide legal or tax advice.
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.