Under current law, taxpayers who opt to take the nearly doubled federal standard deduction (made possible by federal tax reform) are required to also take the much lower Kansas standard deduction on their state tax filing. This has left many Kansas taxpayers seeing a tax cut on their federal returns, but a tax increase on their state returns.
Unfortunately Governor Kelly doesn't agree, and vetoed the fist bill - leaving more of your hard earned dollars in the hands of the government.
Lawmakers listened to you and sent another bill to the governor that would allow Kansas filers to take the new federal standard deduction but still reserve the option of itemizing their Kansas returns, reversing the unintended state level tax bump for those who have gotten relief at the federal level. Unfortunately Governor Kelly decided, once again, to push a tax increase instead of meaningful tax reform. Now it's back in the legislators' hands to override the veto.
Together we can change the status quo here in Kansas. Please tell your elected officials to override this veto and prevent another tax increase today!