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By John Hanna
AP Political Writer 

Kansans to see effects of tax hike on paychecks this month


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansans will see the bite from an income tax increase with their first paychecks this month and the state is advising business owners who legally can avoid the bill until next year to start paying up this fall.

Legislators enacted an income tax increase over Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's veto to raise $1.2 billion over two years, help balance the budget and provide additional money for public schools. The law took effect Saturday, but its changes apply retroactively to the beginning of this year to get the new revenue flowing faster.

The new law largely rolls back pa...

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