Yesterday, the Kansas House of Representatives passed, and sent to Governor Sam Brownback, a tax plan, Senate Substitute for House Bill 2117, that had been previously ratified by the state Senate. A number of lawmakers in both houses have expressed dismay at the projected long-term cost of the bill, and the governor has indicated that he would be open to further revisions to the tax package. The plan sent to the Governor could be improved in several important ways:
First: take a more targeted approach to cutting taxes on “pass through” businesses.
Second: preserve the food sales tax credit and renter’s credit.
Third: get serious about itemized deductions.