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Legislation #: 090508 Introduction Date: 6/18/2009
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 7/19/2009
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER MARCASON AND COUNCILMEMBER HERMANN
Title: Directing the City Manager to implement the plan for the earnings tax initiative to include initiatives for taxpayer data and service management, enhanced taxpayer compliance, and improvements to business processes and establishing a reporting mechanism for implementation of the structure.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/10/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/18/2009 Referred to Finance and Audit Committee
6/24/2009 Be Adopted
6/25/2009 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
7/9/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090508

 

Directing the City Manager to implement the plan for the earnings tax initiative to include initiatives for taxpayer data and service management, enhanced taxpayer compliance, and improvements to business processes and establishing a reporting mechanism for implementation of the structure.

 

WHEREAS, the City imposed the earnings tax to increase service delivery in January 1964 at a rate of .5 percent and in January 1971 at a rate of one percent; and

 

WHEREAS, the City introduced an automated revenue system in May 1992; and

 

WHEREAS, the City over several years increased its on-line processing of earnings tax taxpayer information including on-line wage earner filing, withholding payment acceptance, and employer return information; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has made efforts to improve case management and audit capabilities; and

 

WHEREAS, a community group undertook a review of the Citys process as well; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

  Section 1. That the City Manager is hereby directed to implement the plan for the earnings tax initiative to include taxpayer data and service management, enhanced taxpayer compliance and improvement to business processes.  

Section 2. That the City Manager will update the City Council on implementation of the plan every six months.

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