Kansas Bill Extends Vehicle Sales Tax Break

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Legislators have approved a bill to make permanent a sales tax break for some consumers who purchase or lease new cars.

The House approved the measure on an 86-39 vote Friday, a day after the Senate approved it, 30-8. The bill now goes to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.

The bill also exempts from the state's 5.3 percent sales tax items purchases by or for Goodwill Industries of Kansas Inc.; its Easter Seals campaign; Sheltered Living Inc., of Topeka; and the All American Beef Battalion Inc., a cattle industry group that supports the military. Also, fees charged in hunting and fishing expeditions would be exempt.

But the biggest piece of the bill continues an exemption put in place in 2006. It exempts cash rebates granted by manufacturers to consumers from the sales tax.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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