taxes

Taxes
5:39 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

State Tax Revenues Short Of Expectations

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.

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Government
7:11 am
Mon July 29, 2013

You Won't Be Able To Deduct Your Gambling Losses For Much Longer

Kansas gamblers will still be able to deduct part of their losses on their income tax forms this year, but starting next year that deduction is gone.

Doing away with the little-used gambling deduction was a popular idea among lawmakers during their session.

The bill that included gambling losses cut most deductions by 30 percent for the 2013 calendar year.

Personal Property Taxes
5:48 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Kansas Counties Want Tax Clarification

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.

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Taxes
6:04 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

House Turns Down Tax Compromise

The Kansas House has rejected a plan for cutting personal income taxes further and for setting the state's sales tax at 6 percent.

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Taxes
6:01 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Legislative Tax Talks Continue

Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are moving closer to a deal on canceling all or part of a scheduled drop in the state sales tax.

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Legislature
4:21 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Statehouse Republicans Gather In Rare Meeting

It was an unusual day at the Kansas Statehouse Thursday, as Republicans from the House and Senate gathered to smooth out differences between the two chambers on tax and budget issues. Some lawmakers said it had been at least seven years since Republicans from the two chambers met as a group to discuss policy.

“It’s fun as we go out to our dinners and take potshots at each other almost as if we’re competitors," said Ty Masterson, a Republican from Andover who heads the Kansas Senate budget committee. "But in reality, we’re all part of the same team, we are the legislative branch.”

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2013 Legislative Session
6:47 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Kan. GOP Leaders Say Tax Talks Have Stalled

The Kansas Legislature's top Republican leaders are acknowledging that their private negotiations on tax issues have hit an impasse.

Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita told fellow GOP senators Tuesday that her chamber and the House don't even agree on assumptions to use in projecting state revenues and spending.

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Taxes
5:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Democratic Leader Upset Over Private Tax Talks

A top Kansas Democrat is criticizing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP legislative leaders for holding private talks to resolve tax issues.

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News
6:19 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Top Morning News 4.9.13

 Kansas budget still not set as lawmakers take a break from the Statehouse; The Kansas Board of Education is set to adopt new history standards; Rain helps crops a little as spring planting begins.

Kan. 2014 Budget In Flux As Lawmakers Adjourn

Kansas legislators left for their month-long break without finalizing the state's $14 billion budget.

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Kan. Ed Board Set To Approve History Standards

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2013 Legislative Session
6:11 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Kan. 2014 Budget In Flux As Lawmakers Adjourn

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Kansas legislators are on a month-long break, having left behind a budget still considered a work in progress and more possible changes to the state tax code.

Lawmakers adjourned late Friday having approved several issues after more than a week of negotiations. But many of the spending cuts favored by the majority of Republicans remain in play.

One area is higher education. The Senate is recommending a 4 percent cut for state universities and community colleges. The House favors a 2 percent cut.

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