A taxpayer may be entitled to a deduction from Kansas adjusted gross income of the amortizable costs of a new, expanded or restored refinery. The deduction is in an amount equal to 55 percent of the amortizable costs for the first taxable year of production and five percent for each of the following nine years. (K.S.A. 79-32,221)
In order to qualify for these benefits, the facility must be a new refinery, expansion of an existing refinery (capacity increases at least 10 percent) or a restored refinery (a refinery which has been out of production five or more years).
For all taxable years commencing after Dec. 31, 2005, any new refinery property, any expanded refinery property, or any restored refinery property is exempt from all property taxes levied from and after purchase or commencement of construction or installation of such property and for the 10 taxable years immediately following the taxable year in which construction or installation of such property is completed. (K.S.A. 79-226)
The Kansas Development Finance Authority is authorized to issue revenue bonds in amounts sufficient to finance the construction of such a facility.