We’re lucky to have two great interns this summer

We’re lucky to have two great interns this summer

Jason Means graduated cum laude from Portland State ...

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The Latest on Comcast

The Latest on Comcast

The Latest on Comcast is…(attached) Immediate Action Needed is the eblast on Comcast we sent out on March 3, calling on the legislature to act before they adjourned ...

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We want this on the ballot in November

We want this on the ballot in November

Have you signed the petition to raise the Oregon income taxes of big corporations doing lots of business here? It’s Initiative Proposal 28 (known as IP 28). If you haven’t ...

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We read the bills and follow the money

We read the bills and follow the money

What is Tax Fairness up to in Salem? In the short 2016 session the TFO steering committee screened the more than 250 bills and studied deeply where we felt necessary. There ...

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2016 Legislation Session in Review

2016 Legislation Session in Review

Tax Fairness Oregon’s notable wins in the short session included these: We were given credit for saving the state $150 million over the next 8 years by helping kill a tax ...

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Please join us in fighting for fair tax policies that produce enough revenue to adequately fund the services our state needs. As a member ...

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Reducing Corporate Influence on Politics and Tax Policy

Reducing Corporate Influence on Politics and Tax Policy

We joined the movement to amend the U.S. constitution to clearly establish that: Corporations are not human citizens and therefore do not have constitutional rights Money is property, not a form of ...

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Our Goal

Our goal is to promote a tax code that is fair, progressive, serves the common good, and is fully enforced.

Since 2003, Tax Fairness Oregon has helped save the state budget hundreds of millions of dollars by working towards an equitable tax system.

In some cases that means killing tax breaks like the BETC, or winning changes to enterprise zones such as the Rural SIP. In other cases its means supporting bills that rein in wage theft (which also always means tax theft) or advance tax enforcement.

From helping to retain the Oregon Estate Tax to helping to pass Measures 66 and 67, Tax Fairness Oregon has been a critical force in state government.

You can review goals that we have deemed to be important from the drop-down menu under the "Issues" tab.

What We Do

Tax Fairness Oregon works to reform our tax code so that it serves the common good, not special interests.

We help shape the debate about tax policy in Oregon:

  • We work to reform Oregon’s tax code by monitoring and evaluating tax concepts.
  • We identify, research, and analyze critical bills.
  • We testify at legislative hearings and meet with legislators.
  • We bring public attention to tax issues through Facebook and eblasts, speakers, media outreach, workshops, and public relations.
  • We build coalitions with partner organizations.

We engage in legislative action, grassroots organizing, education, and coalition building to promote a revenue system that is more progressive, sustainable, and adequate.

You can review our past successes from the drop-down menu under the "Successes" tab.