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Sales and Tax Rate Changes Effective 10.1.19

State and Local Sales/Use tax rate changes have changed effective 10.1.19





Julie Spiegel Appointed to Kansas State Board of Accountancy.

Governor Kelly appointed Julie Spiegel, Manhattan, to the Board of Accountancy.

The board licenses and regulates certified public accountants, and is authorized to carry out the laws and administrative regulations governing CPAs. The board is disciplinary and has the authority to conduct investigations.

“The Board of Accountancy is instrumental in maintaining a quality workforce of CPAs," Kelly said. “Julie is passionate about her work, and has professional experience both as an auditor and as an accountant. I am confident she will serve the state well.”

Spiegel, is an owner of Varney and Associates, CPAs, LLC. Previously, she was the vice president of business services at Frontier Farm Credit. Spiegel holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and business administration from the University of Kansas. She has been a certified public accountant since 1997.

The governor appoints all seven members to the board, and her appointments are not subject to Senate confirmation.

Julie Spiegel

Sales Tax Rate Changes Effective 7.1.19

State and Local Sales/Use tax rate changes have changed effective 7.1.19

Agribusiness is a constantly evolving industry that faces many unique challenges. Our accountants are well-versed in the subtle nuances of the industry and how those may affect your financial and auditing needs. Learn More »
Financial Institution
Financial Institution
Financial institutions are as unique as the multitude of industries they touch. We take care of community bankers so they can take care of their communities. Regardless of your needs, we’re equipped to assist you with a host of accounting services. Learn More »
Employee Benefits
Employee Benefits
Whether you’re a multi-national corporation or a small local business, employee benefits issues can be both complex and frustrating. Let our skilled professionals assist you with payroll, audits, ERISA compliance, and many other employee benefits services. Learn More »
Government entities exist to serve the well-being of the public that funds them. As a result, they’re often expected to present levels of transparency and stand up to degrees of scrutiny unique to their purposes. Our team understands this environment and its requirements. Learn More »
Not for Profit
Nonprofits face many additional challenges not found in the for-profit sector. Let us help you navigate the complex web of federal, state, and local regulations. Our highly skilled CPA’s stay up-to-date on the ever changing tax, fundraising, and audit rules unique to nonprofits—so you don’t have to. Learn More »
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Kansas Department of Revenue
Details on Kansas taxation, refund programs, motor vehicle tags and titles, business registration, licensing, and more.
Internal Revenue Service
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Internal Revenue Service Forms and Instructions
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Kansas Secretary of State
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Kansas Department of Labor
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