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 has vetoed the bill - leaving more of your hard earned dollars in the hands of the government.
Senate Bill 22 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.
This bill would have returned an estimated $150 million to Kansas taxpayers, which would enhance, rather than undermine, the benefits of federal tax reform in the state.
Together we can change the status quo here in Kansas. Please tell officials to override the Governor's veto of S.B. 22 today!