Butler County Times Gazette
  • Lawmakers send reduced boat taxes cut to governor

  • A bill that would reduce property taxes on boats and other watercraft is on its way to Gov. Sam Brownback.
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  • A bill that would reduce property taxes on boats and other watercraft is on its way to Gov. Sam Brownback.
    The House and Senate approved a bill Wednesday that would reduce the taxes from 30 percent of appraised value to 11.5 percent next year. Boat taxes would be reduced to 5 percent in 2015 and beyond.
    The bill was introduced after 54 percent of Kansas voters approved a change to the state Constitution last fall that allowed the Legislature to set up a new watercraft tax system.
    The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/16yLrWt ) supporters of the bill said the current tax rate encouraged Kansans to keep their boats in other states.
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