New Kansas Tax Plan Has Boost To Poor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

An internal report shows that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's latest proposals on income taxes would benefit the state's poorest taxpayers the most.

Department of Revenue figures show that income tax filers with adjusted gross incomes of $25,000 or less would see their collective income tax burden drop 41 percent by 2017. The department's figures show the decrease for taxpayers earning more than $250,000 would be 39 percent.

The figures also show the poorest taxpayers would fare significantly better than the wealthiest ones before 2017.

The department released the figures Wednesday to legislative researchers and provided a copy to The Associated Press.

Brownback wants to cut income tax rates further but eliminate two popular deductions for homeowners.

However, the analysis does not deal with a sales tax proposal from Brownback.

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