KLA Leads Coalition Requesting Property Tax Relief

May 24, 2024

KLA, along with a coalition of 14 other agricultural and business associations, sent a letter this week to Gov. Laura Kelly and legislative leaders requesting support for broad-based property tax relief through a reduction in the statewide mill levy from 20 to 18 mills during the upcoming special session. In addition to homeowners, this would provide relief to those who own real commercial, industrial and agricultural property, and owners of personal property.

In the letter, the coalition suggested coupling the broad-based property tax relief with consensus provisions such as increasing the residential exemption from the statewide mill levy to $100,000, eliminating income tax on Social Security income, accelerating the elimination of sales tax on food purchases, and syncing the privilege tax with other corporate taxes that already enjoy strong, bipartisan support among legislators and the governor. The coalition noted these consensus items easily could be dealt with during the special session, while more contentious items like income tax rate cuts could be addressed in the 2025 legislative session if an immediate compromise is not possible.