Kansas Offers 2010 Tax Amnesty Program

State and Local Tax

By Cathleen Condrac

Under Senate Bill 572, the Kansas Legislature has authorized a tax amnesty program for the period of September 1 through October 15, 2010 that will waive all penalty and interest on qualifying taxes paid through the amnesty program. Only outstanding tax liabilities for tax periods ended on or before December 31, 2008 will qualify for amnesty.

A list of eligible taxes, as well as the Kansas Tax Amnesty application, may be found at 2010 Tax Amnesty. Tax payments made through the amnesty program will not be eligible for a refund or credit. Unlike recent amnesty programs in other states, including Pennsylvania, the Kansas Department of Revenue will not penalize taxpayers for nonparticipation.

Amnesty is not available to taxpayers who, effective September 1, 2010, have an audit in progress, received notice of a commencement of an audit, or received notice of an assessment due to an audit. Also not eligible for amnesty are taxpayers subject to administrative or judicial appeal; criminal investigation; and/or pending criminal or civil litigation.

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