As the snowflakes fly in Kansas reminding people that it’s winter, another season has slowly crept up with it, tax season.

Your taxes have been one of the big talking points in the state legislature. Senate President Ty Masterson has said previously “we want something flatter fairer and lower for our constituents.”

Democratic Rep. John Carmichael has voiced his desire “that we’ll see some property tax relief.”

One set of tax bills has been introduced with the backing of the Kansas Chamber that would change the state’s income tax rates. The legislation would drop the three tiers of income tax, 3.1, 5.25, and 5.7 percent depending on how much you make to 5% for everyone after their first $15,000 as an individual or $30,000 as a married couple. The bill would also make the corporate tax rate 5%.

Nolan Christensen, owner of Christensen financial services says this type of plan would create the most relief for "the upper wage earners. They're the ones that are going to see the savings.”

The state has a budget surplus of around $2 billion right now and that is what Dr. Neal Allen from Wichita State is driving the talk of tax cuts. However, he says lawmakers will be split on the potential changes to income tax rates.

Allen says “this flat tax proposal, if enacted would have more benefits to high-income Kansans and high-earning corporations than it would for the rest of the population, and that makes it a difficult sell to democrats and to a lot of more moderate republicans.”

Democrats are favoring more targeted tax relief, like the Governor’s push to fully cut the food sales tax. While republicans are wanting a more broad set of cuts, like this single rate. Allen says depending on how much republicans do want to cut, it could lead to a battle up in Topeka.

"The danger now is to change the tax system in a way that cuts revenue that we can withstand in a surplus time, but we can't in the future.“

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