Tax revenue keeps getting tighter in Kansas, as a new report shows disappointing figures for the month of December and raises more questions about Gov. Sam Brownback’s aggressive tax cut.
The Kansas Department of Revenue reported Kansas collected $15 million less in tax revenue in December than anticipated. The department said the figures come from lower-than-expected corporate income tax collections, which fell nearly $20 million below estimates, settling at $56 million. Individual income taxes came in $8.2 million above evaluations.
In November, the state cut revenue estimates for the rest of the fiscal year, suggesting a $279 million gap for the year that ends June 30. The state Department of Labor also reported earlier in December that 4,400 fewer Kansans were employed in private-sector, non-farm jobs in November than in the same period last year.