To its credit, the Legislature is halfway to doing what the Wichita City Council has declined to do — requiring that all sales-tax rates be disclosed on receipts or easily readable signs near cash registers. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, to target sales-tax fraud, passed the Senate unanimously last week. If the House passes it and the governor signs it, as they should, shoppers will be fully aware when they are in a Wichita business within a “community improvement district” that charges an extra 1 to 2 percent sales tax to cover some costs. The City Council has stopped short of full disclosure of the higher sales tax, opting only for signage (in photo) referring customers to a website.
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