(Updated to reflect response from Revenue Department)
Gov. Laura Kelly's administration did not have a legally sufficient basis to direct out-of-state retailers to collect sales taxes on internet transactions, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a new opinion Monday.
Schmidt rejected the Department of Revenue's argument that it was enforcing an existing state law when it instructed out-of-state retailers to collect Kansas sales taxes starting Oct. 1.
"The notice does not describe a valid exercise by . . .