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Kansas ranks poorly on corporate tax burden

Kansas didn’t fare well in a new study of corporate tax costs by the Tax Foundation and the accounting firm KPMG. It examined the total tax burden – including income, unemployment insurance, sales and property taxes – for seven different types of new and mature firms. Kansas ranked highest, a modest 25th best in the nation, for a corporate headquarters. Other rankings were: research and development headquarters, 47th; retail store, 37th; capital-intensive manufacturing, 30th; labor-intensive manufacturing, 40th; call center, 39th; distribution center, 43rd. – Phillip Brownlee