Kansas state government tax collections rose to $3,443 per person in 2019, an increase of 5.0 percent from 2018.
Each year the United States Census Bureau collects a summary of taxes collected by each state for 5 broad tax categories and up to 25 tax subcategories. 1 I’ve collected this data and made it available in an interactive visualization. Data is through 2019, released in April.
For the past two years, Kansas has collected more taxes per resident than our surrounding states. This is counting state taxes only. The primary reason for Kansas overtaking these states is the increase in individual income tax rates, which includes many businesses, even large firms. In 2019, Kansas collected $3,778.5 million in individual income taxes and $486.4 million in corporate income taxes.
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In the following chart showing total tax collections per person over time, Kansas now collects more than our surrounding states.
This chart shows individual income tax collections only, with Kansas highlighted. The wide swings over the past decade are evident.