School supplies would be tax-free 2 days per year under Kansas bill
TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) - Back-to-school shopping could soon be cheaper in Kansas if the Legislature approves a bill introduced Tuesday.
Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau wants to give you a two-day break on the sales tax on everything from laptops to pencils and paper. Up to $100 worth of supplies per child in the family would be tax free at the checkout.
Faust-Goudeau said parents need the help more than ever.
"I saw a story run on KAKE News back in October of parents who were struggling financially to buy school supplies, getting ready to go back to school," the Wichita Democrat said.
She said the story encouraged her to write the bill, adding that other lawmakers she's spoken with seemed supportive of the tax holiday.
Last month, Gov. Laura Kelly announced what she calls a three-step "Axing Your Taxes" plan. One part would introduce a three-day tax-free weekend for school supplies every August.
Another part of the governor's plan would immediately eliminate sales tax on groceries and things like diapers and feminine hygiene products. Under the third part, no one making less than $100,000 would pay full income tax on social security.