Mark Taylor
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Kansans for No Income Tax, a grassroots organization aimed at eliminating Kansas individual  income tax, will make a stop in Johnson County on its statewide bus tour.
Featured speakers, including local businesses owners and state officials, will discuss the benefits of a income tax-free system at 3 p.m. on Nov. 4 at 11320 W. 79th Street in Lenexa.
Ashley McMillan, president of Kansans For No Income Tax, said the purpose of the tour is to educate Kansans about the opportunities to increase taxpayers wealth by eliminating income taxes.
“The elimination of the states income tax gives wage earners an immediate pay raise and encourages economic growth in our state,” McMillan said. “With surrounding states like Missouri considering income tax elimination, it is critical that Kansas creates a better environment to do business before we lose out to neighboring states.”
Kansans for No Income Tax — a non profit group that boasts 260 members and hopes to have 2,000 by the end of the year — will also distribute information about proposed tax legislation expected to be introduced during the next legislative session.
According to information on the organizations website (www.kansansfornoincometax.com) Kansans carry the 19th highest state and local tax burden in the nation.
The group also says Kansas ranks 37th in economic growth, compared with Washington, 27; Texas, 9th; and Florida, 18th.
Washington, Texas and Florida do not have a state income tax.
Kansans for No Income Tax’s plan of action calls for eliminating the state income tax, closing loopholes in the current tax system that favor special interests and deplete resources, and eliminating the waste, fraud and abuse that results in Kansans getting far less than they paid for.
The bus tour starts in Topeka with planned stops in Leavenworth, Lenexa, Pittsburg and Wichita.
For more information, visit www.kansansfornoincometax.com.