Monday, February 18, 2013
More than two dozen job openings in the Kansas Department of Revenue could lead to a drop in the collection of delinquent taxes this year.
The Kansas City Star reports delinquent tax collections could drop by $18 million -- about 10 percent -- because the department's collection division as 28 unfilled job openings.
The administration is asking the Legislature to raise or impose new fees on delinquent taxpayers to pay to fill those positions.
Revenue officials say the unfilled jobs grew because the department can no longer move people from other areas to collections.
In its current form, the bill before the Legislature would allow the revenue department to fill 12 to 14 positions for collections.