Friday, May 24, 2013

 For Lower Taxes Relocate to Kansas Real Estate in Leavenworth KCK
Recent legislation will benefit anyone relocating a residence or business to real estate in Leavenworth, Fort Leavenworth, or the Kansas City Kansas region. Kansas legislators have already dialed back individual taxes and business taxes. And they are now working on more tax cuts to benefit residents of Kansas and Kansas businesses. 
Unique Leavenworth Kansas real estate welcomes new businesses.  Under the leadership of Republican Governor Sam Brownback, the State of Kansas is being transformed from a high-tax state to a low-tax state.  The fiscal changes are being enacted to prevent deficits and to magnetize new businesses to Kansas. 
Historic Leavenworth is a medium-sized city located in Leavenworth County along the Missouri River.  It is immediately south of Fort Leavenworth.  Leavenworth County and neighboring Johnson and Wyandotte counties are home to a highly skilled workforce, a good employment base for companies looking to relocate to the area. 
Within Leavenworth County are several small communities.  Their residents appreciate being a few steps away from metropolitan Kansas City real estate.  Approximately populations of these areas are:  Leavenworth, 35,213 (county seat); Lansing, 10,214; Tonganoxie, 3,774; Basehor, 3,287; Linwood, 382; and Easton, 357.  Bonner Springs is located in Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties.
During 2012, Governor Brownback reduced the income tax rates and eliminated income taxes for most small businesses and farms.  Rates were lowered from 4.9% to 3.5% and from 3% to 1.9% for the two categories of taxpayers.  He explains, "We want Kansas to be the best place in the country to raise a family and grow a business."

Brownback has cut funding for many programs, consolidated others, and made sweeping proposals since being elected in 2010.  One of his key challenges is explaining the policies to those unfamiliar with the economic principles of conservatism.  For example, his critics believe that cutting tax loopholes for mortgage interest is raising taxes for lower income families.  However, Brownback says most of those families do not itemize their tax deductions so the policy would not affect them.
Kansas lawmakers received a bill in 2013 that moves the state closer to eliminating income taxes.  This is one step in many based on Republican principles of small government and low taxes.  The changes are made possible by recent elections that put both legislative chambers and the governorship into Republican hands. 

Other cost effective decisions include consolidating government agencies, changing the pension plans, altering how judges are selected, and making smart choices for the financing of education.