Thursday, February 11, 2021

Fact Check: Kansas City Dies Without E-Tax

The post title is sad BUT it's also an inconvenient fact of life that most residents know how much this cowtown depends on the e-tax and they see it as a welcomed levy on JoCo suburbanite interlopers . . . And so the income crackdown typically passes by more than a 30 point margin every time.

Tax fighters imagined resistance but their effort to ask for constant public renewal mostly just serves as a reliable source of income for the political consultant class. 

Meanwhile, the move toward telecommuting actually provides a more dangerous threat toward KCMO E-Tax revenue.

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Kansas Citians consider extending Earnings Tax in April

Abby Hoover Managing Editor The Kansas City Earnings Tax (E-Tax) is a one-percent tax on an individual's earned income, including salaries, wages, commissions, tips and other compensation, and is paid by all businesses and people who live or work in Kansas City, Mo.

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

We were already dying after two term sLIE and especially now with lickass and no balls at the helm, stick a fork in kc.......

Damn All Marxists said...

Who keeps voting for this crap tax?

Anonymous said...

KILL IT!

Anonymous said...

Why do you think the E-tax is on the ballot in April vs. November?

Anonymous said...

All of the GIBSMEDATS endorse the E-tax. Vote for it or you be raciss an shit!

Anonymous said...

I would like to see a comparison of growth and income levels between large US cities with and earnings tax and without the tax.

Anonymous said...


Get a clue people. What happened to that GO Bond tax and all of the other things they said were for infrastructure?? They keep pulling this crap and people keep falling for it. The good news is....a lot of people in KC are working and getting paid under the table. Seems like that is the only way to go these days since the democrats never met a tax they didn't like and want to put the people in poverty. Oh and a lot of people in KC pay an HOA for cleaning their street. Sad to say residents will fall for this and that's why getting paid under the table is a new and good thing.

Commander and thief... said...

DO NOT RENEW THE E-TAX!!!!! IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE CONSERVATIVE, WHITE, OR LIVE
OUTSIDE DOWNTOWN, THOSE DOLLARS GO TO DOWNTOWN INTERESTS, ADMINISTRATION INSIDERS, PEOPLE AND GROUPS WHO HATE YOU. YOU ARE FINANCING YOUR OWN DOWNFALL IF YOU VOTE YES. THE COUNCIL DOES NOT BELIEVE YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO DENY THEM.

If it comes down to it, neighborhood groups can hire their own trash pickup services.

Anonymous said...

Not everyone pays the E Tax. It's exempt in many of the city's giveaway TIF projects. "Only little people pay taxes."

Anonymous said...

And yet the almighty KC Star refuses to investigate tax giveaways, tax incentives, inequities, TIF effectiveness or anything that might jeopardize their own tax breaks.

Anonymous said...

^^what's this "KC Star" you geezers blab incessantly about grampy?

Anonymous said...

I'd have much less heartburn over the e-tax if I got something for my money.

Anonymous said...

JUST THE FACTS MA'AM

If KCMO residents discovered how many people DON'T pay the 1% earnings tax, it would NEVER be renewed.

If you're a non-executive employee, then you likely get screwed by KCMO every pay period.

But, if you're in the "white-collar professional class" and/or self-employed, then you likely know some of the tricks to reclassify your income so "legally" it's not considered "earned income such as salaries, wages, commissions, tips and other compensation."

Who thinks the Chiefs/Royals organization withholds 1% on all employees?
Who thinks JEDunn, Burns and McDonnell, Hallmark, Cerner, etc., withhold 1% on their executives?
Who thinks Charlie Shields and Jolie Justus at Truman Medical Center pay 1% on their compensation?
Who thinks all the law firms in KC pay 1% for their partners?
The list of those who escape the 1% earnings tax, or only pay a fraction of their fair-share, is ENORMOUS!

And KCMO City Hall under Troy Schulte kept it all hidden, and refused to cooperate even after we demonstrated that individuals personal privacy wouldn't be violated.

Anonymous said...

The problem with all these votes is low-income, low-information renters make up the majority in KCMO elections. They will vote in every tax that takes from anyone but them. Most are probably unaware of the e-tax, they get their check and only look at whatever net is going into their account. If they pay taxes, its a 1040ez, they never look at the effect of the e-tax.

Anonymous said...

Pull the plug and let it die!

Anonymous said...

The E-tax is nothing different than a mafia protection racket.

Anonymous said...

I live in KCMO North,
I have no street lights,
I have no city water service (but I pay $19 a quarter because it rains on my driveway)
I have no city sewer (that my driveway runoff does not drain into)
I have not sidewalks
I have no consistent police patrol (but I have lots of guns and a mean dog.

I will not vote for the E tax

Anonymous said...

^^You must be too broke, too in debt, and too dumb to move. Your fault. You should work harder!

Anonymous said...

If the city ends the E-tax how will Burns & Mac, Cerner and dozens of other big businesses in KC survive? Their buildings were built with their employee's E-taxes kicked back to them.

Anonymous said...

-Don't live in KCMO
-Don't work in KCMO
-Enjoy what KCMO has to offer (not much these days) while not paying the taxes.

Anonymous said...

We should be giving businesses a reason to locate in KCMO and individuals a reason to live in the city, and not penalizing them for making that choice. They already have too many, and better, other options.

Anonymous said...

LOL at people who think their votes still count.

Anonymous said...

^^I stay on here all day every day because I'm a loser and don't have a job or anything to do. Wierd

Anonymous said...

@11:12, the most factual statement on TKC you've ever made. You are on here all day every day because you are a loser, no job, no wife, no children, family that either avoids you or feeds into your idiotic echo chamber. To "me" that sounds like a bitter, poor, sad way to live life. But, clearly you and your ilk enjoy it; so good for you.

Anonymous said...

KCMO gobbled up land in the 50's and 60's and then bitched and moaned about having so many square miles of roads, sewers, and other services to manage. The E-tax gets passed every time because City Hall claims that we'll have no police, no fire protection, no sidewalks, no streets without holes, no sewers, no nuthin'. That fear campaign they run each time is very effective, even though the voters don't feel that knife in their backs. Bend over and pay the tax because it will NEVER stop.

Unknown said...

What's killing KCMO is that we are the least free government in the metro. No school choice. No public safety. Just harassment of taxpayers and businesses. Meanwhile, the bums run free.

Unknown said...

Yup

Anonymous said...

I'm okay with Kansas City dying. Suburban folks can go back to their small towns of the residents of Kansas City can get so.e peace and focus from local government. Win. Win.

Anonymous said...

And you can finally pick up the tab for your own freight. Enjoy the tax increases loser!

Anonymous said...

Atlas will shrug.

Tab said...

Kc needs to go on a program diet. They think they need a funded for everything starting with their black olny (aka diversity) programs that there are so many pages if printed and stacked it would dwarf a set of encyclopedias.

Anonymous said...

VOTE NO ON THE E TAX.