December 17, 2012

Kansas Action for Children: Kansas Tax Reform in 2012: What does it mean for children and families?

ITEP Work in Action

“One of the defining issues of the 2012 Kansas legislative session was tax policy. Ultimately, the package of tax changes enacted by lawmakers will negatively impact Kansas children and families in a number of ways.

• State revenues will be dramatically reduced – affecting available funding for necessary services such as education, the social safety net and health care.

• The state tax system will become more unfair – increasing taxes on the lowest-income Kansans while cutting taxes for higher-income groups and certain businesses.

• The reforms will create a broken system in regards to the tax treatment of businesses, providing a significant financial incentive to reorganize to avoid state income taxes.”