UPDATED: Sales tax directive not lawfully adopted, AG says


(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 . . .


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