TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas House committee has approved a plan for cutting individual income taxes, reducing taxes for business owners and keeping a promise to cut the state sales tax next year.
The measure endorsed Monday by the House Taxation Committee is an alternative to a tax plan proposed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The committee’s voice vote sends the measure to the House for debate.
The committee modified a plan drafted by Republican leaders in the House.
The plan would reduce individual income tax rates for 2013, but not as aggressively as Brownback had proposed. It would also scale back an income tax credit for poor workers by more than House GOP leaders had sought.
The sales tax would drop to 5.7 percent from 6.3 percent in July 2013, as scheduled.