Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session

Statute Number:79-2020
Chapter Title:TAXATION
Tax Type:Property Tax
Brief Description:Voluntary transfer of personal property before tax paid;
lien, exception; collection.


79-2020. Voluntary transfer of personal property before tax paid; lien, exception; collection. If any owner of personal property surrenders or transfers such property to another after the date such property is assessed and before the tax thereon is paid, whether by voluntary repossession or any other voluntary act in reduction or satisfaction of indebtedness, then the taxes on the personal property of such taxpayer shall fall due immediately, and a lien shall attach to the property so surrendered or transferred, and shall become due and payable immediately. Such lien shall be in preference to all other claims against such property. The county treasurer, after receiving knowledge of any such surrender or transfer, shall issue immediately a tax warrant for the collection thereof and the sheriff shall collect it as in other cases. The lien shall remain on the property and any person taking possession of the property does so subject to the lien. The one owing such tax shall be liable civilly to any person taking possession of such property for any taxes owing thereon, but the property shall be liable in the hands of the person taking possession thereof for such tax. If the property is sold in the ordinary course of retail trade it shall not be liable in the hands of the purchasers. No personal property which has been transferred in any manner after it has been assessed shall be liable for the tax in the hands of the transferee after the expiration of three years from the time such tax originally became due and payable.
History: L. 1985, ch. 184, 1; July 1.

Date Composed: 04/04/2011 Date Modified: 04/04/2011