HB 2417 Update

HB 2147 was amended in the Senate tax committee to require the payment of interest and passed out of committee for future action on the Senate floor.

The purpose of HB 2417 is to allow any Native American veteran of a Kansas tribe to recoup withheld state income taxes during the period of active military duty from the tax years 1977 through 2001, if said individual was domiciled within the boundaries of their tribal lands. If the legislation is signed into law, impacted veterans will have one and a half years to take advantage of the refund, after which the matter will be closed.