Property tax collection in Kansas topped last year’s record-breaking amount by 1.8 percent, resulting in $3,988,051,976.58 being taken out of the Kansas economy via taxes on personal and business property. Taxes were increased in 89 counties in 2012 and were reduced in 16 counties; all county totals include all taxing jurisdictions therein (cities, school districts, etc.). An online database of historic property tax information available at LINK, a government transparency using only official government data operated by Kansas Policy Institute, includes new property tax data between 1997 and 2012.

(Read more: Gardner News)

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