State of Kansas
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Learn about your representatives at www.kslegislature.org where you can get their contact information and how they voted on bills.
Introduced on the Kansas House floor by John Rubin on February 11, 2014 with 24 co-sponsors.
The Pioneers of the Future, those who sponsored and co-sponsored this bill want economic freedom and growth for all business and all citizens instead of a group of Government bureaucrats deciding how jobs will be created by the Government.
Link to the bill
PEAK and HPIP are not working
The LPA audit report on Economic Development in Kansas released a report showing how funds disbursed have exceeded the statutory limits, companies are not reporting their performance and the Department of Commerce and Department of Revenue cannot manage the programs. This method of creating jobs is not working and needs Legislative investigation for possible termination.
Kansas Legislative Post Audit Report - highlights
Kansas Legislative Post Audit Report - full report
September 2014 Kansas Policy Institute (KPI) 5-year budget plan.
The KPI publication shows how Kansas could balance the budget without increasing taxes and without cutting services. Says "Data from the National Association of State Budget Officers shows that income-taxing states spent 49 percent more per-resident in 2012 than states without an income tax, the last year for which data is available."
The Wall Street Journal reported, on June 3, 2015, that North Carolina reduced state tax rates and increased state tax revenue by 6%. Now, the state has a $400 million budget surplus. In comparison, Kansas has a $400 million deficit and is now considering raising tax rates.
FairTax.org reported that on May 9, 2014, the Florida legislature passed Senate Memorial 118 “urging the U.S. Congress to repeal all taxes on income and enact a national retail sales tax as specified in HR 25, the FairTax Act of 2013."
After the Memorial was passed Ken Detzner, Florida Secretary of State, further codified the legislation by forwarding it to President Obama. The Secretary also encouraged the President and Congress to enact HR 25. View the Secretary’s letter to the President and a copy of the Memorial here.
Contact members of the U. S. Congress
Option 1: govtrack.us/congress/members/KS
Option 2: BeBusinessed.com
Contact House Ways & Means Committee
Send Senate Finance Committee Chairmen (Baucus & Camp). You can also call the US Capitol operator at 877-762-8762. Tell them you want the FairTax.
FairTax Bill H.R. 25
Sponsor: Rep. Rob Woodall, Georgia
Cosponsors: 75 (waiting on 115th congress sign-ups)
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To promote freedom, fairness, and economic opportunity by repealing the income tax and other taxes, abolishing the Internal Revenue Service, and enacting a national sales tax to be administered primarily by the States.
FairTax Bill S. 18
Sponsor: Jerry Moran, Junior Senator from Kansas
Cosponsors: 6 (waiting on 115th congress sign-ups)
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Summary of H.R. 25 and S. 18
Fair Tax Act of 2017 - This bill is a tax reform proposal that imposes a national sales tax on the use or consumption in the United States of taxable property or services in lieu of the current income and corporate income tax, employment and self-employment taxes, and estate and gift taxes. The rate of the sales tax will be 23% in 2019, with adjustments to the rate in subsequent years. There are exemptions from the tax for used and intangible property, for property or services purchased for business, export, or investment purposes, and for state government functions.
Under the bill, family members who are lawful U.S. residents receive a monthly sales tax rebate (Family Consumption Allowance) based upon criteria related to family size and poverty guidelines.
The states have the responsibility for administering, collecting, and remitting the sales tax to the Treasury.
Tax revenues are to be allocated among: (1) the general revenue, (2) the old-age and survivors insurance trust fund, (3) the disability insurance trust fund, (4) the hospital insurance trust fund, and (5) the federal supplementary medical insurance trust fund.
No funding is authorized for the operations of the Internal Revenue Service after FY2021.
Finally, the bill terminates the national sales tax if the Sixteenth Amendment to the Constitution (authorizing an income tax) is not repealed within seven years after the enactment of this bill.