Of the two, the food sales tax cut is more equitable than flat tax

Eliminating the food sales tax now would save Kansas households an estimated $500 a year. Hands down, it is the biggest tax break for the majority of Kansans.



February 21, 2023 - 3:37 PM

Gov. Laura Kelly supports eliminating the sales tax on food ASAP. Such a cut would put an average $500 in Kansans' pockets.

The momentum is growing among Kansas House and Senate Republicans to change the state’s tiered income tax system to a flat tax rate, where all income-earners are taxed the same rate. 

The outcome is that the rich would get richer and the poor poorer.

Currently, two flat tax versions are up for a vote.

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