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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.

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Week 2 in the legislature: We have our work cut out for us

Our testimony before the Oregon Legislature is available on our website.  We’re looking at bills and talking with their sponsors. We support some and are working to amend or kill others. SB 1524 is the House and Senate tax committees’ omnibus vehicle for substantive and technical changes to law. Senate Finance held [...]

February 9th, 2022|

The short session: TFO’s watchlist

With the legislative session set to start February 1, we are reading bills and meeting with legislators, including two new members of the Senate Finance Committee. Among the bills we’ll be working on: Film industry subsidies. Tucked in an otherwise routine Senate omnibus bill, SB 1524, is a provision to increase Oregon [...]

January 31st, 2022|

Will Congress pass a Billionaires Wealth Tax?

Will a Billionaires Wealth Tax happen? The current proposal would not tax the top 1%, it would tax the top 0.0002%, just 700 billionaires. And force them to start paying taxes every year on at least some of their wealth, just like ordinary Americans who work for a living. Democrats [...]

October 26th, 2021|

New Tax Breaks for Google

The Oregonian’s Google set to win new tax breaks in The Dalles, makes it obvious that with two new data centers on the drawing board, Google may have played Oregon to avoid paying taxes yet again.   Google may simply abandon their oldest building rather than pay all property taxes on [...]

October 25th, 2021|
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