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Kansas bill would lower state sales tax on food


February 2, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are considering a proposed constitutional amendment that would lower the state sales tax on food and ingredients.

The Senate tax committee held a hearing on the proposal Thursday. The amendment would lower the state sales tax rate from 6.5 percent to 4 percent in 2019 and 2 percent in 2020, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

The amendment would not require cities and counties to lower local sales tax rates.

Kansas Democrats have considered lowering the food sales tax rate since 2015, when state lawmakers raised the rate to 6.5 percent to help addres...

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