first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Effective July 1, 2014 Sumner County will become a Rural Opportunity Zone.  The Sumner County Economic Development Commission worked this year with the Kansas State Legislature to gain approval to make Sumner County to a ROZ county.What does this mean? Sumner County will be part of a program for which Gov. Sam Brownback established the Rural Opportunity Zone program in 2011 to help draw new residents and businesses to counties where populations had dropped in the previous decade.People who move to Sumner County and meet the qualifications of the program will now be eligible for state income tax waivers for up to five years.“It’s a recruiting tool that our industries can use to attract people from out of state into Kansas and a recruiting tool to use to attract new companies to Sumner County that want to bring some of their workforce with them,” stated Janis Hellard, Sumner County Economic Development Director.To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have:• Established residency in a ROZ county on or after July 1, 2011 and prior to Jan. 1, 2016.  In Sumner County, residency has to be established after July 1, 2014 which is when Sumner County became a ROZ county.• Lived outside Kansas for five or more years immediately prior to establishing residency in a ROZ county• Earned less than $10,000 in Kansas Source Income in each of the five years immediately prior to establishing residency in a ROZ county.For additional information and qualifications, please go to one of the following websites:Kansas Department of Commerce – http://www.kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?nid=320  Kansas Dept of Revenue – http://www.ksrevenue.org/taxcredits-roz.htmlSumner County Economic Development – http://www.gosumner.com/incentivesFollow us on Twitter. 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down G Sugar · 319 weeks ago Will this help the hospital with their need to be rated as “Rural”? Report Reply 0 replies · active 319 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 319 weeks ago Anyone have any idea of what “Kansas Source Income” means? Does it simply mean that your income, while residing in the state of KS for the last five years, does not exceed $10,000 per year? Report Reply 2 replies · active 318 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down guest · 318 weeks ago New people move here. I have only been here for 9 years. And this town is over taxed and the water sucks….. and they want more for that. I am finding my first ticket out and not going to look back. Ridiculous on what we pay for energy. Maybe try this town does need state and federal to check what going on. Feel I am just filling the pocket with my hard earned money. I can keep going. Will not encourage others to move here. Report Reply 1 reply · active 318 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Hale · 318 weeks ago Yes we do have a problem with censorship on this site. Seems if something doesn’t fall quite in line with cue ball’s agenda or goes even slightly against the opinion or actions of his personal cronies, he trims it from posting. He’s been getting better, but the fact is the vast majority of wellington residents are fed up with the “machinery” in this town. Shelly Hansen is only part of the problem. There are many others who seem themselves as the anointed around here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 318 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down HaHa · 318 weeks ago I agree.. I recently moved from Wellington, and it couldn’t have been a better choice for my family. This grant doesn’t help people who are already there, and have already paid thousands into taxes, now they get to sit and watch newcomers come in and get the red carpet treatment. So much for you people already there trying to survive! Report Reply 1 reply · active 318 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down mom2myk8ds · 318 weeks ago So why don’t the citizens that have been in this town for years get a break? Taxes suck..with nothing to support them…water is crap and if there is a bad report on it we don’t get it until months later..too late on consuming it…utilities are ridiculous too…I wanted to leave but unfortunately I have a son with 2 more years of high school..so didn’t want to disrupt him…but will when he is done…if things don’t change.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 318 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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