What happens to the taxes paid last year that USD 247 can not use?

The funds are currently frozen in the Capital Outlay account. Neither USD 247 (the entity that requested the 2013-2014 tax) nor the County Clerk’s Office (the entity that collected it) have the authority from the state to directly refund those funds.

There is precedence of crediting those funds if the Capital Outlay tax is approved by voters and enacted by the Board. If it is denied other options will have to be pursued.

Again, USD 247 is prohibited by law from acting as a tax processing government entity and therefore cannot collect or refund taxes so other agencies will have to address that, but the funds are frozen.

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