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Kansas REALTORS® Launch Campaign to Stop Hidden State Income Tax Increases on Kansas Homeowners

January 24, 2019 in Government Affairs

The Kansas Association of REALTORS® (KAR) has
launched a consumer-focused public awareness campaign to help urge the Kansas
Legislature to pass legislation to stop a $30
million hidden state income tax increase on Kansas homeowners
. If
this effort is not successful, thousands of Kansas homeowners will be forced to
pay higher state income taxes, since they will be unable to claim the mortgage
interest and property tax deductions on their state income tax returns.

The first phase of the campaign includes a website,
a video
and an a call to educate consumers on the issue, urging them to contact their
legislators in support of our legislation. The video emphasizes the role of
REALTORS® in promoting home ownership and leading the fight to protect Kansas
homeowners from this hidden state income tax increase.

According to a recent statewide poll conducted for
the Kansas Association of REALTORS®, 72 percent of Kansas voters support the
proposal to preserve the ability of Kansas homeowners to itemize on their state
income taxes. Nearly two-thirds of voters (64 percent) believe that a failure
to preserve these itemized deductions will harm the Kansas economy.

What can you
do to help spread the word about this issue to your customers, family and
see below for two simple ways you can help us spread the word on this issue and
build support for the campaign.

to share the video on Facebook. Once you click this link, a new
window will open on your browser where you can share the link to the video on
your Facebook timeline. All you need to do is enter
some text in the status update and click the “Post to Facebook” button. If you
need help coming up with some text, we would suggest the following:

you know that Kansas homeowners are about to get hit with a hidden $30 million
state income tax increase? Watch this video and spread the word to your friends
and family. Call your legislator and tell them to pass legislation to stop this
hidden state income tax increase.

Twitter Click
to share the video on Twitter. Once you click this link, a new
window will open on your browser where you can post a pre-written status update
on your Twitter timeline. You can edit the pre-written message or just click
the “Tweet” button to complete the post.


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