Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue

Hermiston gas plant devaluation knocks $934,000 off county tax rolls

Umatilla County loses about 1 percent of total assessed value. The Oregon Department of Revenue knocked $54 million off the assessed value of the Hermiston Generating Company. The devaluation means a drop in local property tax revenue of $934,672 for 2017-18, with education taking the brunt of the loss. Source: Hermiston gas plant devaluation knocks […]
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Pot taxes puff up PPS coffers

The unbudgeted marijuana windfall is not expected to be the ‘gold mine’ many were hoping to fix school revenue, but it’s more immediate cash than voters approved. Portland Public Schools will experience a windfall this year from marijuana taxes that will continue in perpetuity — and officials will have to decide how best to spend […]
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Privacy and local pot taxes — Opinion

The budding marijuana industry in Oregon has created a direct conflict with the state’s venerable Public Records Law. Here’s the situation: Marijuana retail stores pay taxes to the cities in which they’re located. In almost every case, when a city or other government entity receives money, whatever the source, it’s whatever the source, it’s a matter […]
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Oregon to residents: Yes, there is a kicker

Average refund will be about $277 per tax return The state on Friday said it has officially confirmed Oregonians will receive more than $463 million in income tax “kicker” refunds that they can claim starting in January. Source: Oregon to residents: Yes, there is a kicker | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Oregon Distributes $85 Million in Cannabis Tax Revenue to Schools, Police, and Health Services

“Legalizing and regulating cannabis can help generate revenue for important governmental services.” Source: Oregon Distributes $85 Million in Cannabis Tax Revenue to Schools, Police, and Health Services – News | MERRY JANE

State of Oregon announces first distribution of marijuana tax revenues

The state will release the first distribution of the long-awaited marijuana tax revenues amounting to nearly $85 million, the first distribution since Oregon voted to legalize recreational sales in 2016. The Oregon Department of Revenue collected about $108.6 million in state and local marijuana taxes between Jan. 4, 2016, and Aug. 31 of this year, […]
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Oregon pays out $85 million in pot taxes to school fund, cops, other services 

The Oregon Department of Revenue says it will finish making the first payments to schools, the state police and public health programs by Oct. 11. The checks are in the mail. That’s the message the Oregon Department of Revenue sent Friday when it announced it will pay out $85 million in marijuana taxes for schools, […]
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State mum on city/county pot distributions

The Oregon Department of Revenue says the check is in the mail. By Wednesday, DOR should have completed marijuana tax revenue disbursements. The agency will not give specifics about the distributions to cities and counties stating that would infringe on the privacy rights of marijuana business owners. Recreational marijuana businesses are permitted in Pendleton, and […]
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State of Oregon announces first distribution of marijuana tax revenues

The state will release the first distribution of the long-awaited marijuana tax revenues amounting to nearly $85 million, the first distribution since Oregon voted to legalize recreational sales in 2016. The Oregon Department of Revenue collected about $108.6 million in state and local marijuana taxes between Jan. 4, 2016, and Aug. 31 of this year, […]
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Report: Income Inequality In Oregon Reaches Record High

The gap between middle income Oregonians and those at the very top is wider than ever. Source: Report: Income Inequality In Oregon Reaches Record High . News | OPB