ROZ (Rural Opportunity Zones)
Thanks to the new Rural Opportunity Zones program, there’s never been a better time than now to make rural Kansas your new home. If you’re looking for lower cost of living and better quality of life, Kansas is your best choice. Rural Opportunity Zones are authorized to offer one or both of the following financial incentives to new full-time residents: Kansas income tax waivers for up to five years Student loan repayments up to $15,000
To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have: established residency in a ROZ county on or after July 1, 2011 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 To be eligible for student loan repayments, individuals must: establish residency in a ROZ county after July 1, 2011 and on or after the date on which the county opts-in to the student loan program hold an associate’s, bachelor’s or post-graduate degree have an outstanding student loan balance http://kansascommerce.com/index.aspx?NID=320 For more information about the Rural Opportunity Zones program, click here or contact: Chris Harris Program Manager Kansas Department of Commerce email@example.com (785) 296-6815.