Pandemic won’t affect property tax deadline

While the state extended its deadline for Kansans to pay income taxes, the looming property tax deadline May 10 will not change. State officials noted the critical function property taxes play in funding schools and cities.

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April 27, 2020 - 9:44 AM

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic does not appear to be delaying the quickly approaching May 10 deadline for Kansas property taxes.

Kansas believes delaying property tax deadlines is more of a local government decision, said Zach Fletcher, a spokesman for the Kansas Department of Revenue.

“Property taxes collected at the local and county level help fund critical functions like public safety and schools,” Fletcher told the Lawrence Journal-World. “The governor cannot unilaterally change property tax structures or payments in general, and would not be inclined to cut critical funding sources during a prolonged public health emergency.”

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