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Midwest honesty.

Kansans had a new line on this year's state income tax form. They were told to pony up for the "compensating use tax" for online purchases from out-of-state companies. The tax has been in place for several years, but most people tend to ignore it or don't know it exists. Lawmakers suggested the use tax make its way onto the state income tax form this year. And many citizens surprised state officials by admitting to making an online purchase in 2004, thereby producing more revenue for the Kansas treasury. "Certainly, not everyone is going to 'fess up to owing this," says Richard Cram, director of policy and research at the Kansas Department of Revenue. "But we have a decent amount." Cram said the state had received $344,000 in these taxes by March 22.
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Title Annotation:Kansas imposes compensating use tax for online purchases
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U4KS
Date:Jun 1, 2005
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