Tax collections spike from online, out-of-state retailers

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Kansas rolled up more than $75 million in new revenue after officials made a disputed  decision to ask out-of-state retailers to start collecting taxes on internet sales in 2019.

Revenue Secretary Mark Burghart on Monday told lawmakers that compensating use tax collections - complementary to a sales tax - ballooned after Kansas started applying a law that he believes gives the state the ability to collect the tax.

Burghart said 5,362 out-of-state businesses registered with the state after the Revenue Department asked them to collect sales . . .

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