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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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.