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Possible Retalition in Kansas for Missouri Tax Law

By Steve Bell


Kansas City, MO – The chairman of the Kansas House Committee on Taxation is asking Attorney General Paul Morrison for an opinion on a new Missouri law. The law eliminates state income tax deductions for Kansans while keeping them for Missouri residents. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.

Representative Kenny Wilk believes the Missouri law that says Missouri residents can deduct their property taxes on their Missouri income tax returns but Kansans can't is unconstitutional. And he says if the state attorney general agrees, Kansas will take the matter to federal court.

Wilk: If we don't get a court injunction, we will create some incentive for the Missouri Legislature to move because then Missourians are going to have a tax increase.

That incentive, says Wilk, will be a Kansas law that takes the same tax deductions away from Missourians who work in Kansas. Wilk he will introduce the bill because Kansas asked the Missouri Legislature to repeal the law during the special session and they didn't. Steve Bell, KCUR News.

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