Kansas Department of Revenue http://kmuw.org en Kansas Revenue Secretary: June's Missed Estimates Pushes Shortfall To Nearly $338M For 2014 http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-revenue-secretary-junes-missed-estimates-pushes-shortfall-nearly-338m-2014 <p>Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says June’s tax collections missed estimates by $28 million, pushing the shortfall for the fiscal year that ended Monday to nearly $338 million.</p><p>Preliminary figures released Monday showed Kansas collecting nearly $5.5 billion in taxes and fees in fiscal 2014. Forecasters whose projections help the state build its annual budget had expected Kansas to take in about $5.8 billion during the year.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:18:13 +0000 Associated Press 36787 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Says Gay Couples Must File Taxes As Singles http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-says-gay-couples-must-file-taxes-singles <p>Kansas says same-sex couples must file their state income tax returns as if each person were single - even if they filed as married on their federal returns.<br /><br />The state revenue department issued the guidance Friday. It plans to provide a worksheet in its instruction booklet for calculating income, deductions and other data.<br /><br />The agency says the approach adheres to the Kansas Constitution&#39;s definition of marriage. It contends the recent U.S. Supreme Court case upheld the rights of states to define and regulate marriage.<br /> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:45:43 +0000 Associated Press 24490 at http://kmuw.org State Tax Revenues Short Of Expectations http://kmuw.org/post/state-tax-revenues-short-expectations <p></p><p>A new report says Kansas collected slightly less in taxes than expected in the first quarter of the fiscal year, but officials believe the shortfall may actually be a positive economic sign. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:39:58 +0000 Associated Press 24194 at http://kmuw.org Kan. Lawmaker Disappointed With Driver's License Policy Shift http://kmuw.org/post/kan-lawmaker-disappointed-drivers-license-policy-shift <p>The chairman of the Kansas House Elections Committee says he's disappointed that the Department of Revenue no longer plans to require people to provide proof of legal U.S. residence to renew their driver's licenses.<br><br>Olathe Republican Scott Schwab says legislators assumed the driver's license requirement was coming when they enacted a law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.<br><br>Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says the shift is a response to signals from federal officials about what states must do to make driver's licenses secure.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:59:24 +0000 Associated Press 23547 at http://kmuw.org State Revenue Collections Exceed Estimates By $3M http://kmuw.org/post/state-revenue-collections-exceed-estimates-3m <p>Kansas officials say revenue collections beat estimates by more than $3 million dollars last month.<br><br>The Department of Revenue says July's figures were boosted by strong sales tax collections, which were $9.1 million higher than expected.<br><br>Individual income tax collections topped expectations by $3.4 million dollars.<br><br>But corporate income taxes came in $1 million dollars below the figure predicted by economists and researchers.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:29:56 +0000 Associated Press 21275 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Counties Want Tax Clarification http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-counties-want-tax-clarification <p></p><p>Some county officials are asking Kansas lawmakers to clarify whether back taxes on personal property follow the property, or should be assessed to its owner. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 22:48:56 +0000 Associated Press 21033 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Sees Revenue Shortfall In March http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-sees-revenue-shortfall-march <p>Kansas officials are blaming a shortfall of nearly $57 million in state tax collections in March on delays in federal tax deadlines forced by congressional wrangling on fiscal issues. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:40:15 +0000 Associated Press 14939 at http://kmuw.org Kansas Prepares For New Tax Rules http://kmuw.org/post/kansas-prepares-new-tax-rules <p>Preparations are underway for tax changes next year. Kansas Department of Revenue staff is working this summer to write the new rules and regulations that will guide the agency as it implements a sweeping series of cuts to the state&rsquo;s income tax system.</p><p>Secretary Nick Jordan says the agency is meeting with accountants and lawyers to discuss the new law and write the policies that will govern how taxes are collected for individuals and businesses.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:45:50 +0000 Frank Dudgeon & Associated Press 1286 at http://kmuw.org