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Most of Bill Self’s income exempt from state taxes

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Here is another example of why so many Kansans think the state’s income tax policy is unfair: The highest paid state employee – University of Kansas men’s basketball coach Bill Self – pays state income taxes on only about 10 percent of his approximately $3 million annual income, KCUR Radio reported. That’s because most of Self’s earnings are passed through a limited liability corporation he owns, which exempts them from state income taxes. Several other coaches in the state – though not Gregg Marshall at Wichita State University – have similar arrangements, KCUR reported. Self created his LLC years before the state approved the tax cut in 2012, but how many other Kansans reorganized their businesses or pay structure to take advantage of the exemption? – Phillip Brownlee

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