Dec 03, 2019 12:00 AM

Kansas November total tax receipts just ahead of estimates

Posted Dec 03, 2019 12:00 AM

TOPEKA – The state saw November's total tax collections come in at $533.8 million, 2.3% or $12.2 million more than estimated. This is an increase of $33.9 million or 6.8% compared to November of Fiscal Year 2019, according to a media release from the Kansas Department of Revenue.


Individual income tax collections were $252.5 million, $2.2 million or 0.9% more than the estimate. These collections are 7.4% ahead of the same month in FY19. Corporate income tax collections were $674,400 below the estimate at $10.5 million. These collections were $4.2 million or 65.8% more than the same period from last fiscal year.


Retail and compensating use tax collections were ahead of the estimate. Retail sales tax collections were $201.5 million, $6.5 million ahead of the estimate. Compensating use tax collections were $550,000 or 1.3% more than estimated at $41.3 million.


"We are on target with our estimates and are encouraged by what we are seeing when compared to last fiscal year," Secretary Mark Burghart said. "As we enter the holiday season, we expect the retail sales and compensating use collections numbers to increase."


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Dec 03, 2019 12:00 AM
Kan. deputies catch man in reported stolen truck

Kittle photo Shawnee County

SHAWNEE COUNTY— Law enforcement authorities are investigating a suspect caught in a stolen pickup.

Just after 6a.m. Monday, a deputy located a stolen Chevy Colorado Truck, in the 100 Block of NW Walnut Grove, according to Sgt. Todd Stallbaumer.

The driver, Christopher D. Kittle, 34, of Topeka, was arrested and transported to the Shawnee County Department of Corrections on requested charges that include Criminal Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Poss of Opiate/Narcotic, Use/Poss Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Possession of Stolen Property, Driving While Suspended along with Misdemeanor Warrants for Shawnee and Douglas Counties and Other Traffic Charges, according to Stallbaumer.