Oregon business groups oppose a statewide gross receipts tax on businesses

The Legislature’s gross receipts tax proposal is not yet ready for prime time, and lawmakers should, instead, increase the existing corporate income tax as long as they also cut the state’s legacy pension costs, a premier dairyman and Oregon Business Council representative said at the Capitol Thursday.

Tillamook County Creamery Association CEO Patrick Criteser said the five weeks left of the 2017 Legislature isn’t long enough for businesses to vet the legislative proposal, so the proposal should go no further.

Source: Oregon business groups oppose a statewide gross receipts tax on businesses