Revenue officials accused of taxing streaming services


Kansas revenue officials on Wednesday were forced to defend questions about whether they were taxing internet streaming services although it's not permitted by state law.

As the Senate tax committee considered the agency's $107 million budget, Republican state Rep. J.R. Claeys asked the agency about a $23 million tax bill sent to Netflix.

"You're breaking the law, and I would like to have your commitment right now that you will stop today," the Salina Republican told Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart.

Burghart said he couldn't discuss details about individual tax cases because they're confidential information . . .


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