During the 2012 Legislative Session Senate Substitute for House Bill 2117 was passed and signed into law. Section 40 of the Bill provides that as of January 1, 2013, the food sales tax refund statutes found in K.S.A. 793633 through 793639 are repealed. As a result, effective for tax year 2013, food sales tax refunds are no longer allowed under these provisions.
The new food sales tax credit is to be applied against the taxpayer’s Kansas income tax liability after all the other credits allowed under the Kansas income tax act. The credit is not refundable, and cannot be carried forward.
Brownback has been so happy to remove business taxes in the hopes of driving up employment. That didn't work. So now he wants my mother to pay more taxes so the business don't have to pay more.
Sad that Kansas forced the elderly to pay more taxes so that the Koch Brothers can enjoy their private jets and million dollar bottles of wine.
So what is the real impact? Follow me below the orange tornado of taxation
When I did my mom's taxes for 2012, there is a $125 tax refund for food purchases. Since her retirement income is based on my father's military service and social security payments, she pays no Kansas Income Tax. Even with $0 income tax liability, she was able to claim a $125 tax refund for the sales taxes that she paid on food purchases.
In 2013, they moved the tax "refund" to a tax "credit", effectively removing the refund for anyone that does not have tax liabilities with the State. The direct impact to my mother is a tax increase above 2012 levels. In 2012, she received a refund of the food taxes she paid in the amount of $125. This year, for 2013, she received nothing.
Taking $125 from an old lady?
That is the conservative bull$h!+ that Brownback stands for.
I thought the conservatives were all about reducing taxes. NOT!