Tax Cuts Could Create Budget Shortfall
KSCB News - May 1, 2012 8:20 am
Kansas legislators pushing for income tax
cuts say they’re willing to tinker with a compromise plan to avoid
a future budget shortfall.
House and Senate negotiators reviewed new projections Monday
showing their compromise plan for cutting sales and income taxes
would create a $161 million budget shortfall by July 2018.
That scenario is more optimistic than an earlier forecast, but
the lead negotiators both said they’d rather avoid any shortfall.
The compromise plan would reduce individual income tax rates,
phase out income taxes for 191,000 businesses and cut the sales tax
to 5.7 percent in July 2013 from its current 6.3 percent.