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Kansas Lawmakers To Study Tax Exemptions

Stephen Koranda
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A group of Kansas lawmakers will meet this week to study tax exemptions and credits. They’re considering if some of the exemptions should be modified or eliminated.

There are lots of tax exemptions in Kansas. When it comes to sales taxes, the exemptions range from Girl Scout cookie sales to the purchase of farm machinery.

During recent tax debates, lawmakers have looked at cutting them back, but some are popular or supported by powerful advocacy groups.

Last legislative session, a provision to sunset most sales tax exemptions failed. Instead, lawmakers decided to create the special committee that starts meeting this week to study whether some exemptions and credits should be eliminated.