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Oregon is upside down on tax policy—Let’s fight back

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We read the bills and follow the money


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.

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.





Recent News

More subsidies for the semiconductor industry?

The star-studded “Oregon Semiconductor Competitive Task Force,” chaired by Ron Wyden, Kate Brown and the CEO of Portland General Electric industry includes industry, government and academic boosters intent on promoting a more inviting climate for semiconductor companies. Since the task force issued its “initial report” in August, TFO has been [...]

November 18th, 2022|

The Inflation Reduction Act is oddly named, but great tax policy

We hope The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 actually makes it through Congress.  It has some great tax policy in it, things we’ve been advocating at the national level for a long time.  But despite the bill’s name, it is about reducing wealth inequality more than reducing inflation. Amy Hanauer, [...]

July 29th, 2022|

Bringing Candidates Up to Speed on Tax and Revenue Issues

Members of the TFO Steering Committee have been meeting since May with candidates running for the Oregon Legislature.  Our goal? To help them understand some basic tax and revenue issues that they will be facing if elected. Of the 75 districts up for election in November, 24 are guaranteed to [...]

July 25th, 2022|

Sine die: Never were we so relieved

We anticipated that the 2022 short session would be all defense, and for the most part we kept the forces of greed from scoring. It was a smile to hear Chris Allanach, the able civil servant who heads the Legislative Revenue Office, tell House Revenue Chair Nancy Nathanson (D-Eugene) that [...]

March 10th, 2022|
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