Schedule for Fire Works 2017

By KBBE News
June 27, 2017

The Fourth of July is coming fast, in less than a week the sounds of explosions will be all around us. The McPherson Fire Department has released this years dates that fireworks will be acceptable throughout the city limits. The 2017 season will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday July 2ndand run through  the 4th.

Sunday and Monday citizens may discharge fireworks until 1030 p.m. and on Tuesday, the 4thuntil Midnight.

Products outlawed in the city of McPherson include, bottle rockets, metal sparklers, and floating lanterns.

The city of McPherson reminds residents to clean up after themselves and have a safe holiday.

Annual 4th of July Celebration- Beginning at 8:00 p.m. at Wall Park. Music from Everyday Lights, fireworks sponsored by CHS, free glow bracelets provided by Nex-Tech Wireless, bottled water from Hall's Culligan Water available for purchase with proceeds benefiting Ulster Project of McPherson County. Grant Sports Complex is the backup location. Event will be rescheduled for July 5 in case of rain.

USD 418 Has Accepted 3 Late Resignations

By Chris Conde
June 27, 2017

The USD 418 School Board accepted the late resignations of three teachers from the district, Amy Plackemeier, MHS Business Teacher, Jen Magnall, MMS Special Ed./Math Teacher, and Ericka Faust, Elementary Teacher.

Mohn went on to say, “We they have found promising replacements for two teachers, Magnall and Faust, but are still looking for a Business Teacher. Plackemeier’s position is part-time and finding a part-time teacher may be difficult and it may be necessary to expand the business courses to provide a full-time position; and that if they expand the business teaching position that there would be a demand for the courses.”

 The members went on to discuss penalties in the future for teachers that wish to leave a contract outside of the terms within the contract.

Kansas Income Tax Withholding Tables Are Now Available

By KBBE News
June 27, 2017

Withholding tables designating how much income employers should remove from employee paychecks to abide by the retroactive tax increase passed by the 2017 Kansas legislature are now available.

In order to make up for the increased tax liability almost every Kansan owes, KDOR utilized 2018 tax rates in the new withholding tables. This policy decision serves two purposes: to ensure that enough income is withheld from paychecks to catch up for the increased and backdated tax liability in the second half of the year, and also to provide certainty for Kansas employers.

“Adjusting withholding amounts is something every business--no matter how large or small—will have to do because of this new tax law,” said Revenue Secretary Sam Williams. “We made the decision that it was best to address both the retroactivity and the fact that the rates will change again January 1 within these new withholding tables.”

Although the withholding tables are designed to adjust paychecks according to law, Secretary Williams recommends individuals talk to their tax preparer to ensure the amount withheld is sufficient to meet their increased tax liability. 

“There are a lot of variables with tax increases. It’s best to be prepared well in advance to ensure it doesn’t destroy your budget,” Secretary Williams said.

The new tax law also places taxes on non-wage business income. Business owners should make estimated tax payments every quarter. The new tax law does not impose penalties or interest for underpayment on both individual and non-wage business income as long as it is paid in full by April 17, 2018. However, it is advisable business owners make the quarterly payments to avoid an enormous tax bill come April.

The official notices that address the new tax law are available here.

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