Tag Archives: Taxes

Salem transit board would have power to levy tax if bill passes Legislature

A bill written to fundamentally change the Salem Area Mass Transit District cleared another hurdle Monday by achieving unanimous support, albeit hesitant for some, from an Oregon House committee. Source: Salem transit board would have power to levy tax if bill passes Legislature

When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States 

In Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city’s trains run faster and smoother. Ride-hailing trips in Philadelphia are expected to raise $2.6 million this year for the city’s public schools through a 1.4 percent tax that will also generate […]
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Democratic tax plan could trigger a showdown in the Oregon Legislature

The Oregon Senate could vote as soon as Tuesday on new state tax rules in response to the federal tax overhaul. Because the plan would reconfigure a controversial state business tax break, it could turn into the first major showdown between Democrats and Republicans in the short 35-day session. Source: Democratic tax plan could trigger […]
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Editorial: Legislature should pass resolution to clarify what is a tax under state law;

The Oregon Constitution is simple and clear: A three-fifths majority of each house of the Legislature must agree to any legislation for “raising revenue.” Source: Editorial: Legislature should pass resolution to clarify what is a tax under state law;

Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

State economists said Wednesday that the recent federal tax overhaul could have negative effects on Oregon’s revenues in the short term, but could boost annual state revenues in the next decade. Source: Impact of federal tax plan on Oregon still uncertain

Editorial: A tax should be called a tax

The Oregon Legislature suffers from a seemingly incurable case of twistedness on taxes.A tax is almost never called a tax. It is whirled and spun into something else — anything but calling a tax a tax. For instance, the Legislature declared in 2017 the health care tax to help fund Medicaid was not a tax. […]
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David Sarasohn: Oregon health providers riding together on 101

Measure 101, the subject of the ballots that dropped into Oregon mailboxes last week, stands almost alone among the vast bushels of Oregon tax measures. For this one, some of the folks who would pay it are its strongest supporters. Source: David Sarasohn: Oregon health providers riding together on 101

Measure 101: Security for Oregon Health Plan patients, or a bad funding scheme?

Supporters say Ballot Measure 101 would assess a reasonable fee on health insurers to keep low-income residents, seniors and disabled Medicaid recipients on the Oregon Health Plan. Opponents call that assessment a tax and argue it will disproportionately affect small businesses. Source: Measure 101: Security for Oregon Health Plan patients, or a bad funding scheme?

Here are new transportation taxes that will take effect in 2018

Three taxes associated with the $5.3 billion transportation package that was signed into law over the summer will be taking effect Jan. 1, with one more targeting wages coming later in the year. The bi-partisan transportation plan will help fund projects across the state. In Salem it will provide $85.7 million over nine years for the expansion of […]
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Oregon: New taxes in 2018

The Oregon Department of Revenue is reminding Oregon businesses and employers, out-of-state businesses with employees or customers in Oregon, and vehicle and bicycle buyers to make sure they’re ready for four new taxes starting in 2018. Source: Oregon: New taxes in 2018