KS Legislature approves new property tax regulations

May 26, 2020 - 5:35 am
KS Legislature approves new property tax regulations

Kansas taxpayers would get more information about proposed property tax increases under a plan approved by lawmakers. Legislators passed a bill before wrapping up their session requiring cities and counties to send notices to residents when property tax collections will go up. 

The bill also says local governments must hold public hearings on tax rates. Republican Senator Karen Tyson says it gives property taxpayers a better chance to weigh in on increases.

"The bill is about transparency, "said Tyson. "Its about local control and it's about taxpayers having a voice."

The bill also repeals a 2015 cap on property tax increases by local governments. In response to the economic challenges caused by coronavirus, the plan gives people more time to pay their property taxes.

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