TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) House Republican leaders are proposing a plan to cut Kansas income taxes, removing one key objection to an earlier proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback.
The plan outlined Friday calls for reducing the rates in all three individual income tax brackets, with emphasis placed on the lowest bracket. However, unlike Brownback’s plan that eliminated the earned income tax credit for the poorest households, the House plan cuts the rate from 18 percent to 9 percent.
Under the plan, all incomes would pay less in taxes.
House Tax Chairman Richard Carlson of St. Marys said the plan is less expensive than the governor’s, costing the state $41.7 million to implement compared to the $89.9 million in Brownback’s plan.
Carlson said the bill will be introduced Monday and hearings would begin soon.