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Many Kansas Lawmakers Able to Benefit from Business-Tax Cuts

Associated Press - October 10, 2016 1:33 pm

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A tax exemption enabling business owners to pay no state tax on business income is a boon to many Kansas lawmakers.

The Wichita Eagle reports nearly 70 percent of lawmakers or their spouses own a business or property that allows them to benefit from the exemption.

Gov. Sam Brownback and his wife, Mary, also stand to benefit from the law, which was passed in 2012 at the governor’s urging. Brownback would not discuss his family’s taxes when asked at the Capitol last month.

The law exempts the owners of limited liability companies, S-corporations, limited partnerships, family farms and sole proprietorships from paying state income tax on their non-wage business income. The law also extends to other sources of pass-through income, such as rents, royalties and trusts.

Mkond Hljionw

October 12, 2016 at 1:16 am

Now isn’t this most convenient. The Good Ole Boys & Girls that are lawmakers pass a bill so certain people (mostly wealthy ones already) don’t have to pay state income taxes. And now we find out that of the lawmakers that passed this 70% of them fall into this category. Hmmmmm……seems like they passed it to their benefit. But that is okay. All the employees at all the fast food restaurants who make $7.65 @ hour will still pay their fair share. And since you bozo’s raised the state sales tax, they will help you out there too. So hope all you a-holes feel good about your tax breaks. No wonder the Kansas economy it stalled and people are moving out of the ass backwards state by the droves!! What a joke!!! Thanks Sam the Waterboy!!!

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