Kansas Cutting Back On DMV Renewal Notices
May 26, 2015

. (AP) – The Kansas Department of Revenue is planning to change the way it notifies residents that they need to renew their vehicle tags.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1FBiwTM ) reports that the department wants to replace 2.6 million personalized vehicle renewal letters sent annually to residents with a generic postcard reminder.

Revenue department spokeswoman Jeannine Koranda says the move is aimed at saving money. The letter-to-postcard swap is expected to save the state around $500,000.

The department is leaving it up to counties to absorb the cost if they want to continue the previous method of printing and mailing the letters.

Kansas Tax Revenues Fall in October
November 1, 2013

(AP) – The Kansas Department of Revenue says the state collected nearly $18 million less in taxes than anticipated in October.

Figures released Thursday also show tax collections have been $27 million short of expectations since the fiscal year began in July.

The biggest reason is a shortfall in individual income tax collections.

For the month, Kansas collected $445 million in taxes, but officials had expected $463 million.

Kansas has collected $1.81 billion in revenue for the fiscal year to date, instead of the $1.84 billion expected.

The state anticipated $220 million in individual income collections in October but instead took in $187 million, missing the mark by 15 percent.

Kansas enacted massive income tax cuts in 2012 that have contributed to the revenue declines.

Kansas Poor Would Receive Smaller Refunds Under Proposed Tax Reform Plan
May 9, 2012

(AP) – New figures from the Kansas Department of Revenue suggest that a plan legislators are considering to cut income and sales taxes would benefit all classes of taxpayers.

The department released the figures Wednesday just hours before the Senate was to vote on the plan. The Associated Press obtained the figures from the agency before they were turned over to the Legislature.

The figures show that some of the state’s poorest taxpayers, who now receive income tax refunds, would receive smaller refunds under the plan. However, the department projects that change would be offset by a reduction in the sales tax.

The plan reduces individual income tax rates; phases out income taxes for 191,000 businesses and drops the sales tax to 5.7 percent in July 2013 from its current 6.3 percent.