||8.875% (9.875% in special districts)
|Current Mill Levy (varies based on school district)
||125.447 (Olathe District Schools)
|Corporate Income Tax (2014 rate)
||4% of net income, with 3% surtax on net income over $50,000
|Individual Income Tax (2014 rate - married filing joint)
||2.7% on taxable income not over $30,000; if taxable income is over $30,000, then $810 plus 4.8% of excess over $30,000
Drive Time from Olathe
|Sprint World Headquarters
|Downtown Kansas City
|University of Kansas
|Truman Sports Complex
|Country Club Plaza
|Kansas City International Airport
Cost of Living Index
|Kansas City, KS/MO
|United Stated Average
|Los Angeles, CA
|New York, NY (Manhattan)
Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index 2013 Annual Average Data
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Olathe City Government
The City of Olathe operates under a modified mayor-council-manager form of government. Under Charter Ordinance No. 28, this form of government calls for:
- A mayor and two councilmembers elected by the city as a whole.
- Four councilmembers elected by wards.
- All members are elected to four-year staggered terms.
As the policy makers, the City Council passes resolutions and ordinances, approves the budget, appoints citizens to advisory boards and hires the city manager who serves at the pleasure of the Council. The city manager is responsible for administering the affairs of the city. Much like the executive branch of the federal government, the city manager sees that the laws and ordinances are enforced.
Johnson County Government
The County operates under a Commission-Manager form of government, vesting legislative power and oversight authority in an elected, seven-member Board of County Commissioners. Johnson County is divided into six districts, with one county commissioner representing each. Additionally, the County elects a chairman of the board. Administrative authority is delegated to and exercised by a county manager, appointed by and accountable to the Board of County Commissioners.