UPDATED: Governor’s task force recommends tax on digital products


(Updated to include comment from House speaker, with edits)

Gov. Laura Kelly's tax reform committee on Tuesday made a series of recommendations to the 2020 Legislature, including a bill levying a sales tax on digital products such as music downloads, movies, books and apps.

The proposed legislation applies a tax created in 1937 to consumer products that have evolved into a digital format with the growth of the internet, a state revenue official told the task force Tuesday.

"This is nothing new," said Mike Hale, an . . .


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