Kansas Gov. Kelly announced that an amount of $400 for single taxpayers and $900 for married couples jointly filing together could be given to taxpayers.
One-Time Tax Rebate in Kansas
Taxpayers in Kansas could receive an amount of up to $900 in tax rebates. This is after Gov. Kelly announced yesterday her proposal that single taxpayers should receive a $450 one-time tax rebate while $900 for married couples jointly filing together.
In a published article on the official website of the Kansas Office of the Governor, this one-time tax rebate will give relief to Kansas taxpayers. Meanwhile, this proposal will not jeopardize the funding of the state for public schools, according to Gov. Kelly.
The one-time tax rebate will put Kansas in the mainstream just like the other states that offer the same benefit. These states are Florida, Indiana, and Idaho.
Views of Different Groups of the Proposed One-Time
Chris Courtwright, a member of Governor Kelly’s Council on Tax Reform, said, “The Governor’s proposals to provide income tax rebates and accelerate the food tax cut are far more prudent and fiscally sustainable than the ongoing fiscal hit associated with the Brownback 2.0 flat tax scheme that benefits the wealthiest among us. Maintaining adequate future funding for Kansas schools, infrastructure and social services would be increasingly difficult were the state to launch into another round of permanent and poorly targeted tax cuts. We have seen this movie before – and it does not end well.”
Additionally, Dr. Donna Ginther, Director of the Institute for Policy and Social Research, University of Kansas, added, “I strongly endorse the Governor’s proposal to provide a one-time rebate to Kansas taxpayers. This proposal puts refunds in the hands of Kansas taxpayers at a time when higher prices have eroded spending power. At the same time, this rebate is fiscally responsible given the high amount of uncertainty about the Kansas economy and the potential for a recession this year. Governor Kelly continues to lead the state with common-sense fiscal policy that benefits all Kansans, and does not permanently disrupt Kansas’ well-balanced tax structure.”