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Kansas Tax Amnesty Program To Begin In September

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Kansas taxpayers who owe personal or business back taxes accrued before December 2013 have the opportunity to clear their debt without having to pay interest and penalties on the amount owed.

The Tax Amnesty Program applies to income, estate, sales, liquor and other taxes. Kansas Department of Revenue spokesperson Jeannine Koranda says taxpayers must have an approved application and pay the debt between September 1 and October 15.

"If the people come in and pay off their debt in full by October 15, then the state will wave the penalties and interest assessed for the unpaid taxes," Koranda says.

Applications will be available at the end of August. The agency expects to bring in between $20 million to $30 million dollars. The last tax amnesty program offered by the Kansas Department of Revenue was in 2010.

According to a release from the Kansas Department of Revenue, the amnesty applies to:

  • Income tax (individual, corporate and fiduciary)
  • Privilege tax
  • Estate tax
  • Withholding and estimated tax
  • Sales tax (state and local)
  • Compensating Use tax (state and local)
  • Liquor enforcement tax
  • Liquor drink tax
  • Cigarette and tobacco products tax
  • Mineral severance tax