WELCOME TO THE KANSAS COMMISSION ON VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICE

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Kansas Commission on Veterans Affairs Office (KCVAO) remains committed to honoring the nearly 190,000 Veterans that call Kansas home by assisting them and their Families with navigating the network of state and federal Veteran benefits and being their advocates, ensuring they receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

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Effective July 1, 2024, our agency name will change to Kansas Office of Veterans Services.  There will be no changes to the services we provide our Veterans and their eligible Family Members.  We believe this name better reflects the agency and our steadfast and dedicated support we have for our Veterans and Families.  


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Latest News

NEW - Additional Personal Exemption for 100% Disabled Veterans

ADDITIONAL PERSONAL EXEMPTION FOR DISABLED VETERANS

 

During the 2022 Legislative Session House Bill 2239 was passed and signed into law. Section 40 of the Bill provides an additional personal exemption for disabled veterans. 

Prior to amendment, K.S.A. 79-32,121 provided a personal exemption of $2,250 per qualified individual.  New Section 40 of the Bill adds new subsection (b) to the statute to provide an additional exemption for disabled veterans, effective for tax year 2023 and all tax years thereafter.  The new language states: 

(b) In addition to the exemptions provided in subsection (a), any individual who has been honorably discharged from active service in any branch of the armed forces of the United States and who is certified by the United States department of veterans affairs or its successor to be in receipt of disability compensation at the 100% rate, if the disability is permanent and was sustained through military action or accident or resulted from disease contracted while in such active service, such individual shall be allowed an additional Kansas exemption of $2,250 for tax year 2023 and all tax years thereafter. 

The additional exemption will be claimed when filing the individual’s Kansas income tax return, beginning with tax year 2023.  The Kansas individual income tax return, Form K-40, will be updated. 

TAXPAYER ASSISTANCE 

Additional copies of this notice, forms or publications are available from our website, www.ksrevenue.gov.  If you have questions about this Notice, please contact: 

Taxpayer Assistance Center 

Kansas Department of Revenue 

Scott Office Building, 1st Floor 
120 SE 10th Ave 
P. O. Box 3506 
Topeka, KS  66601-3506 
Phone: 785-368-8222 
Hearing Impaired TTY: 785-296-6461 
Fax: 785-291-3614

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Phone IN AN EMOTIONAL CRISIS AND NEED HELP

If you are a Veteran in emotional crisis and need help RIGHT NOW, call 988,

available 24/7, and tell them you are a Veteran. All calls are confidential.


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We want you on the KCVAO Team! See open positions below.

KCVAO - Recruitment Brochure

KCVAO - State Wide Job Postings  (Use "Veterans Commission" in the Agency Search Criteria)

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(800) 513-7731