Tax laws

Kansas changes property, sales and income tax laws

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TOPEKA, Kan. – The governor of Kansas signs a tax reduction bill, making property tax changes for certain residents.

House Bill 2239 is a bipartisan bill that changes property, sales, and income tax laws.

Here is what it does:

  • It increases the exemption from property tax,
  • pro-rates certain personal property taxes,
  • provides property tax refunds to eligible taxpayers,
  • and expands the property tax reduction power of county commissioners for property destroyed by disaster.

In the world of education, the invoice covers:

  • It also provides tax credits to graduates of aerospace and aviation-related education programs and employers of program graduates,
  • school and classroom supplies purchased by teachers,
  • contributions to community colleges and technical colleges,
  • and eligible shortline track maintenance expenditures.

For disabled veterans, the bill provides additional personal income tax exemptions.

The bill also creates a sales tax exemption for the purchase of supplies needed to rebuild or repair fences on farmland damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster. Governor Kelly’s office says this will provide significant tax relief to farmers and ranchers affected by the recent wildfires.

“We have the opportunity to help Kansans who are feeling the impact of pandemic-induced inflation. With the largest budget surplus in decades, we can do both – provide property tax relief and finally eliminate the state sales tax on food,” Governor Laura Kelly said.

“Our fiscal responsibility has put Kansas back on track,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “We were able to fully fund our schools, repair our roads and bridges, balance the budget and reduce property taxes, which brought relief to the Kansans.

You can find more information about HB 2239 hereand find a summary below.

Kansas House Bill 2239 – Summary – April 2022

Other Kansas bills signed by Governor Kelly

HB 2005
Excludes hot water supply boilers with a rated water capacity not exceeding 120 gallons from the provisions of the Boiler Safety Act; creates the Elevator Safety Act to mandate safety standards, licensing requirements, and insurance coverage for elevator contractors; requires inspection of elevators and licensing of persons installing, repairing and inspecting elevators; creates an elevator safety advisory committee and establishes the duties of the state fire marshal.

HB 2087
Limits review of certain rules and regulations by the Director of the Budget Division.

HB 2109
Prohibits the disclosure of personal information about a person’s affiliation with a nonprofit organization and maintains the existence of certain exceptions to the disclosure of public records under the Open Records Act.