Davids’ campaign resolves confusion over tax warrant

    Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, left, defeated Republican challenger Amanda Adkins in the 3rd District election. Davids remains the lone Democrat in the federal delegation from Kansas. (Kansas Reflector)
    Democratic U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, left, defeated Republican challenger Amanda Adkins in the 3rd District election. Davids remains the lone Democrat in the federal delegation from Kansas. (Kansas Reflector)

    TOPEKA — The campaign of U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids resolved Thursday a tax warrant issued by the state that declared Sharice for Congress owed $1,300 for deficient payments of withholding tax for March, April and May.

    The Kansas Department of Revenue closed the case without requiring the payment from the Democratic congresswoman’s campaign, a Davids spokeswoman said.

    The case revolved around confusion about whether the campaign was obligated to make the tax payments quarterly or monthly, said spokeswoman Johanna Warshaw. The campaign was operating on the assumption the deadline was quarterly, but the revenue department expected payments on a monthly basis.

    “There was a small discrepancy in how we filed quarterly versus monthly that was quickly resolved,” Warshaw said.

    The tax warrant from the Department of Revenue was signed Oct. 26 by Dedra Platt, the state director of taxation.

    Zach Fletcher, a spokesman for the state revenue department, said the warrant involved penalties that could be waived due to the COVID-19 pandemic relief program.

    “The taxpayer may make that request to waive penalties to the KDOR,” Fletcher said. “All taxes have been paid and no money is owed to the state.”

    Davids is seeking re-election Tuesday in the 3rd District, which covers Wyandotte and Johnson counties and includes a piece of Miami County. Her opponent is Republican Amanda Adkins, a Cerner executive.

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    Tim Carpenter
    Tim Carpenter has reported on Kansas for 35 years. He covered the Capitol for 16 years at the Topeka Capital-Journal and previously worked for the Lawrence Journal-World and United Press International. He has been recognized for investigative reporting on Kansas government and politics. He won the Kansas Press Association's Victor Murdock Award six times. The William Allen White Foundation honored him four times with its Burton Marvin News Enterprise Award. The Kansas City Press Club twice presented him its Journalist of the Year Award and more recently its Lifetime Achievement Award. He earned an agriculture degree at Kansas State University and grew up on a small dairy and beef cattle farm in Missouri. He is an amateur woodworker and drives Studebaker cars.