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Kansas Tax Amnesty Program Begins Next Month

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An amnesty program for Kansans behind on their taxes will start next month. The goal is to bring in tax dollars that otherwise the state may not easily collect.

The revenue department has now posted details online and will begin accepting applications Sept. 1.

Kansas Department of Revenue spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says only tax debt accrued before the end of 2013 is eligible for amnesty.

“If their application is approved and their tax debt is paid in full, the state will waive penalties and interest. They’ll just pay what they owed on taxes and not anything extra,” Koranda says.

Koranda says tax amnesty applications will only be accepted through Oct. 15 and the full tax debt must be paid by that date. The state estimates the amnesty program could bring in up to $30 million.

Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and High Plains Radio covering health, education and politics.