Kansas To Begin Tax Amnesty Program

Kansans who owe back taxes to the state will be able to pay the debt without also paying penalties for six weeks, beginning in September.

The Department of Revenue will accept payments for back taxes from individuals and businesses between Sept. 1 and Oct. 15. Those participating in the amnesty program will not be required to pay interest or penalties, if the entire debt is paid.

The Legislature approved the tax amnesty program during the last session, after estimates it could bring in $30 million to the state. However, some lawmakers were skeptical the program would raise that much revenue. If the estimates fall short, the state might face more budget cuts.

Associated Press information from: The Wichita Eagle