WICHITA, Kansas -- The Kansas Association of Realtors recently released a radio and print ad attacking Gov. Sam Brownback's tax proposal plan.
They're encouraging Kansas homeowners to reach out to their local lawmakers to oppose the governor's proposal.
Gov. Brownback is proposing to eliminate the mortgage interest and property tax deduction.
CEO of the Wichita Area Association Tessa Hultz argued, it will affect more than 300,000 homeowners across the state.
"I'm a homeowner," said Tessa Hultz. "I'm not looking forward to see my cost of being a homeowner go up in the next year in order to be promise 5 years from now that we live in a no income tax state."
According to numbers released by the Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas homeowners currently receive around $160 million in state income tax relief from the mortgage interest deduction.
If it's eliminated then the average family claiming the deduction in 2013, can expect to see an average tax increase of $516 dollars.
Eliminating the property tax deduction will increase taxes to an average of $184 dollars for the average family, claiming the deduction.
"It's going to create a problem for single families," said Paul Myers, first time home buyer. "That are in the newer stages of becoming a family."
But Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan believes differently.
Jordan said, the governor's plan will help boost the state's economy.
"We think it will fulfill a couple of goals of the governor," said Jordan. "It increases the net income of Kansans and it will increase private sector employment in the state of Kansas."
He adds, "It's all about the economic growth, and in the bottom line, is prospering the people of Kansas in their lives."
The Senate Tax Committee is scheduled to hear the governor's proposal next week at the state's capital.