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UPDATED: Flat tax proposal would cost more than $3 billion over three years

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(Updated to include comments from the Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Action for Children and the top House Democrat) A proposal to move the state to...

Chamber introduces flat tax bill buying down rates with excess revenue

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The Kansas Chamber of Commerce has introduced a proposed flat tax that would collapse the state's three tax brackets for individuals into one and...

Will flat tax ‘revolution’ take hold in Kansas?

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It's been billed as the great flat tax "revolution." In the last two years, five states - Arizona, Iowa, Mississippi, Georgia, and Idaho -  have...

Legislative support builds toward cutting Social Security taxes

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Lawmakers on Friday seemed to coalesce around a tax-cutting proposal that would expand the income tax exemption for Social Security benefits. Members of the joint...

Supreme Court deals ‘dark store’ case a legal setback

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The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court decision finding that Johnson County overvalued 11 big-box retail stores by $123 million, a...

Supreme Court set to hand down major decision in ‘dark store’ case

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The Kansas Supreme Court is set to hand down a decision this morning in a major tax case that could resolve the so-called “dark...

UPDATED: Pizza Hut franchisee wins $67.4 million judgment against state

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(Updated to include new statement from Bicknell) The state was handed a $67.4 million tax bill Friday after the Kansas Supreme Court ended a 16-year...

Bill phasing out state sales tax on food passes Legislature

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A plan for wiping out the state sales tax on food cleared the Legislature Thursday night despite persisting complaints from Democrats that it doesn't...

Senate unanimously passes phase out of food sales tax

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Kansas is one step away from phasing out the state sales tax on food, although Democrats said the bill waits too long to give...

Fiscal forecasters bump revenues by $760 million; fires up food sales tax debate

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State economic forecasters on Wednesday boosted their tax revenue estimates by $760 million over two years, leaving Kansas with an ending balance of $3.1...