ROUND ROCK, Texas (KXAN) – Round Rock Independent School District is suing 12 businesses in effort to collect delinquent property taxes. The district says it files approximately 300 lawsuits throughout any given year to recover taxes owed the district.
The 12 businesses most recently named in lawsuits, and the amounts they owe according to the lawsuit, include:
- Bison Global Logistics: $2,273.51
- Capitol Carwash: $1,543.80
- Envoy Mortgage: $2,279.43
- Foley & Poulson, LLC: $1,091.31
- Ground Imaging, Inc.: $1,816.44
- L.L.C., Inc: $2,490.90
- Polvos En La Brissa: $1,849.04
- North Austin Chiropractic Clinic: $1,429.83
- Pink and Pretty, Inc.: $2,598.15
- SSK & A, LLC: $1,128.30
- Stanley Convergent Security Solutions, Inc.: $1,355.46
- Spicy Monsoon, Inc.: $1,144.25
According to the school district, suing to get the owed taxes costs the district nothing. They say the delinquent tax collection services are paid for by the taxpayers who are being sued.
“Suing is a last resort. That’s the last thing we want to do,” said Round Rock ISD Chief Financial Officer Randy Staats. “The largest part of our revenue in Round Rock ISD is local property taxes so being able to meet those obligations and provide that revenue to run programs, Et cetera. That’s what Round Rock ISD is all about, educating kids.”
Right now, the district says close to $1.9 million dollars is owed. Officials say that is the equivalent to paying 36 teacher salaries.
Of the 12 suits most recently filed, seven of those businesses are no longer operating. The district says their law firm will continue to pursue payment from those in operation, and no longer operating.
Bison Global Logistics tells KXAN it moved locations in 2011, and a different business now operates at that address. Bison says it no longer has property in the RRISD area, and disputes owing the taxes shown by RRISD tax office records. KXAN is awaiting a response from RRISD.