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Kansas tax headache

The House Commerce Committee is expected to mark up legislation this fall to rescue Kansas gas producers from a staggering tax bill.Whether the legislation will pass is problematic.The issue stems from Federal Energy Regulatory Commission decisions interpreting the 1978 Natural Gas Policy Act, which allowed producers and royalty owners to pass through state production or severance taxes but not property taxes.FERC determined Kansas's ad valorem tax was a severance tax on gas production and allowed it to be added to the price of the gas.A lawsuit was filed, and a federal appeals court remanded the issue to FERC for clarification. FERC then reversed itself and said producers must refund...

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