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Tax Relief in Kansas

Kansas MapIn Kansas, the average federal tax levied on residents is $10,260, slightly below the national amount of $11,715. On the other hand, at the state and local level, Kansas has the 20th highest income tax collected per person at $940, with its top state income rate of 4.8%.

With respect to property taxes, Kansas collects $1367 per capita, putting the state in 23rd highest overall.

As the median household income level has decreased nationwide, Kansas has also experienced its share of decline: a drop of approximately 8% to a median income of $51,485, both of which fall very close to the national averages of 8.7% and $51,939, respectively.

Kansans are also experiencing the same financial struggles witnessed around the United States: unemployment, unexpected medical bills, and overextension of credit, to name a few. Even the most well-meaning people can find themselves in the paradoxical position of having to choose between paying the mortgage or buying groceries in a given month, with absolutely nothing left over to put into savings for a future tax bill. With delinquent tax bills looming, some find their mailboxes full of letters from collection agencies and tax authorities, threatening to garnish wages to pay off outstanding debts. As those challenges mount, many Kansas residents look to tax relief strategies as a means of addressing their difficulties in meeting their personal tax liabilities.

Tax relief companies are a positive way for consumers to solve their serious tax issues, avoiding the stress of owing federal and state taxes and the subsequent threats of wage garnishment or seizure of assets. Tax relief experts use a range of tools to help clients manage their tax burdens, such as setting up streamline or complex installment agreements and other payment plans, reviewing and amending previous tax returns, and audit reconsideration.

 

Kansas lawmakers hear testimony on lowering sales tax on groceries

Vegetables are pictured at Dillons grocery store, 1740 Massachusetts St., in this file photo from August 2012. TOPEKA - Advocates for low-income families joined small-town grocers and others ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 21:32:00 GMT



13 States That Tax Social Security Benefits

State Taxes on Social Security: Social Security benefits are exempt from Kansas income tax for residents with a federal adjusted gross income of $75,000 or less. Sales Tax: 6.5% state levy.

Published:  Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:34:00 GMT



Kansas Center for Economic Growth makes push against tax reform

Emily Fetsch told lawmakers Wednesday to be skeptical of threats that businesses will flee the state without passage of tax reform. The policy director for the Kansas Center for Economic Growth said f...

Published:  Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:39:00 GMT



GOP resistance means new Kansas governor off to rocky start

Top Republicans are pursuing a tax relief bill she considers fiscally reckless. She and other Democrats believe her victory represented a repudiation of Republican predecessors' policies. Three curren...

Published:  Thu, 21 Feb 2019 04:57:00 GMT



Kansas House Members Mull Cutting Food Sales Tax

Lowering the state sales tax on food is an idea with broad support in Kansas, but it hasn't happened because lawmakers haven't figured out how to pay for it. Health advocates and grocery store owners ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Feb 2019 08:21:00 GMT



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