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Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - June 18, 2015, Hutchinson, KansasThe Hutchinson news thursday june 18, 2015 a5 f rom p age o be suspects people Arentt aware of it and the recent tax hike is going to stir up a lot of new anger at the county tag office. Its been the Law As Long As Ive been Here Hull said. So people be surprised but they Are. Under the Law peo ple buying a car in a neighbouring county or another state when applying for a tag where they live or work in Kansas must submit an affidavit stating How much they paid for the vehicle including tax. If the buyer did not pay the same sales tax charged by the tagging county when acquiring the car or truck the county is entitled to col Lect the difference. Of course if you paid More where it was purchased you dont get a refund. And if buying the car in state but out of county the sales tax paid with Purchase wont Benefit the county where the buyer lives Only any difference in tax paid in county. Lets use Wichita for an example Hull said. The sales tax rate in Wichita will be 7.5 percent with the state increase. Using an $ 18,000 Purchase Price this car will Cost you $ 1,350 in sales tax. This is where it gets ugly for my staff. The new owner of this car will have to pay an additional $ 288 when they come to our office to Register the car in Reno county. The sales tax in Hutchinson with a 0.35 percent tax increase for the sports Arena approved by voters and the added 0.35 to the state tax both taking effect july 1 will jump from its current 8.4 to 9.1 percent. By state statute you pay the sales tax by your address Hull said. There were also sales tax hikes previously approved within newly created Community improvement districts for the Hutchinson mall and at that Fairfield inn and Holiday inn express but those should not affect vehicle tag sales tax rates. For residents in Haven the rate also increases 0.35 percent this year and in Buhler a full 1 percent. In Missouri they dont charge sales tax on vehicles said Jeannine Koranda with the Kansas department of Revenue. The dealer is required however to inquire where the buyer will tag the vehicle and Issue an affidavit on its value so Kansas can collect its tax. The state also has an agreement with Oklahoma that though that state has sales taxes on vehicles a Kansas resident buying a vehicle there also pays no sales tax there Koranda said As Long As they title and Register the vehicle in Kansas and thus pay the Kansas tax. Car buyers have 60 Days from the Purchase Date to Register the vehicle with the state. If purchasing a vehicle from a Dealership new or used the dealer will submit the Kansas vehicle registration papers. For a private party Purchase an affidavit from the seller is required to get a tag. B y t he n news s t Aff Mcpherson a Mcpherson College team will Start its third great race along historic route 66 on saturday having won its division in two previous entries in the 2,000 mile race. From its outset in 1983, the race has been a show Case of classic cars. That first race was limited to cars from before world War ii and now Only cars up through Model year 1972 can compete. The Mcpherson College team races in a 1957 Ford Fairlane painted in the schools colors red and White according to a release from the College. The classic car showcase is a natural fit for Mcpherson College which has a unique automotive restoration program offering the Only bachelors degree in the discipline in the United states. From saturday through june 28, the team of Jacob Orgorman Austin Hiebert Matt Goist and Brian Martin director of Auto restoration projects will drive the automotive Oregon Trail As Martin called it. This year the race follows historic route 66 from Kirkwood Missouri to Santa Monica California. It passes Ever so briefly through the Southeast Cor Ner of the state but is not scheduled to Stop in Kansas. The great race Isnit a test of Speed but of accuracy. Teams score Points by completing segments As close to the specified time As possible. For More information visit great race. Com or Mcpherson. Edu great race. Team to get kicks on route 66 Courtesy of Mcpherson College a team from Mcpherson colleges automotive restoration program will compete in the great race from Kirkwood mo., to Santa Monica calif., starting saturday driving the programs 1957 Ford Fairlane. Team members Are from left Matt Goist Austin Hiebert Auto restoration projects director Brian Martin and Jacob Orgorman. 2011, George had represented the Dodge City area in the Kansas House since 2005. The press release from the governors office did not mention who would succeed George. The office did not respond to press queries about future leadership at Commerce or if the depart ment would be merged with another department. George however said the Brownback administration was in the process of searching and interviewing for the eventual replacement. George wants to ensure a smooth transition and said he probably wrap up his role there until the latter part of july. There is no talk and no Effort to merge Commerce with any other Agency George said in a phone interview. The Commerce department is too import ant he said to be folded into another department. I feel honoured and hum bled to have been appointed Secretary of Commerce and will be forever grateful to gov. Brownback for the Opportunity to serve the people of this great state George said in the announcement. I have been blessed to work alongside colleagues who have devoted their talents and time to making Kansas a better place and i know that the Agency and its Mission Are in Good hands he said. George 59, has spent about 11 years in politics and government but said he always knew he would do one More thing when he left that Field. About a year ago Valley Hopes president and chief executive officer or. Ken Gregoire indicated he would be retiring. George has served on the Board of Valley Hope for More than a decade and some Board members encouraged him to take the Job George said. I told them i already had a Job that i liked George said. George said he thought about it prayed about it and finally Felt led to take the Job at Valley Hope which helps those suffering from alcohol addiction or drug abuse. Its an organization that saved my life said George a Valley Hope patient 24 years ago. His father also received treatment at Valley Hope. It seemed like the right thing to do George said of his career decision. The George family maintained a Home in Southwest Kansas during the Commerce years. The family is youngest child will be a Junior at Cimarron High school Cimarron. The weekend commute will become Shorter because Valley Hopes Headquarters in Norton Are about 2 1/ 2 hours from Cimarron com pared to the 4 1/ 2 hour drive to Topeka George noted. The nonprofit Valley Hope has a larger scope than the Commerce department. Valley Hope operates 17 treatment facilities in seven states Kansas Arizona Colorado Texas Missouri Oklahoma and Nebraska. It has Over 700 employees serving about 15,000 people a year. Grego Ireys total wage and compensation package in 2012 was Worth $ 458,818, according to an internal Revenue service document. By comparison George oversees about 280 employees at Commerce. His annual salary is $ 103,000. I feel Good about where weave been Able to take the organization George said of Commerce. Moving state tourism out of Commerce to the Kansas department of wildlife and Parks made sense he said. We tightened our Belt he said and gained efficiencies. I just Felt blessed every Day honoured that people would put me in a position like that he said. He spoke similarly of his next Job As top executive of a Large provider of alcohol and drug abuse treatment. The Opportunity to affect the lives of that Many people is quite an Honor George said. Tax from Page a3 exit from Page a3

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