Kansas legislators are considering a new proposal to raise personal income taxes that would move to a single rate for all filers.
The House Taxation Committee reviewed a measure Tuesday for a so-called flat income tax favored by conservative Republicans. The panel plans to vote on it Wednesday.
The House committee’s bill would move Kansas from two income tax brackets to a single tax rate of 5 percent. Supporters say it would raise $871 million over two years. The state is facing a looming budget deficit of over $1 billion dollars through June of 2019.
The measure would offset higher income taxes for poor and middle-class families by doubling standard deductions and lowering the sales tax on groceries.