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Plano tax statements already include tax hike from Nov. 5 election

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Plano homeowners are already seeing the effects of a tax hike that hasn't been approved yet.

Plano holds a tax ratification election on Nov. 5 to increase taxes to help fund public schools in Plano ISD.

Homeowner Gayle Weaver said he did a double-take when he found the tax increase of nearly $400 already on his property tax bill.

"Why have an election to approve a tax increase if the tax increase is already in effect," Weaver said.

Collin County Tax Assessor Kenneth Maun said he placed the tax increase on people's bills to save the county money.

"I do this because it will cost in excess of $400,000 to mail an additional tax statement in November," Maun said.

Maun said only one in the last three decades have voters said no to a school district tax increase.

Maun decided the best option was to put the increase in the property tax bills up front. If the tax fails, he will send out a statement explaining the refund checks people would receive.

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