Total tax collections for Kansas for the month of December were $890.3 million.
That is $64.5 million, or 7.8%, more than the monthly estimate. That is also a 15.6%, or $120.0 million more than December 2020. Individual income tax collections were $355.2 million. That is $35.2 million more than the estimate and $48.5 million, or 15.8%, more than the previous December. Retail sales tax collections were $224.3 million for December. That is $4.3 million, or 2.0%, more than the estimate and 11.1%, or $22.4 million, more than December 2020.
Governor Laura Kelly says over the past three years her administration has taken steps to restore the state economy, and that fiscal responsibility has paved the way to provide direct tax relief to taxpayers. That relief will come specifically through proposals like axing the food tax and offering a one-time $250 tax rebate for Kansas families.