Here are some great resources about tax and revenue systems in Oregon and many other states. These are a great starting point for anyone interested in the financial structure of state government, especially who pays what in taxes and where our tax dollars go.

Check out the following resources for good information—

Oregon Basic Facts

Published by Oregon’s Legislative Revenue Office, this report breaks down Oregon’s financial situation–including where Oregon gets its revenue, historical statistics about tax collection and how we compare to other states.

You can find additional detail in publications from the Legislative Revenue Office and from the Oregon Department of Revenue.

Oregon Tax Expenditure Report

Every 2-years, the state creates an inch-thick report that details how money raised  through the tax code is actually spent. In addition to Oregon’s expenditures, the report lists all the current tax breaks, including federal tax breaks, state income tax breaks and property tax breaks.

2018 Who Pays: A distributional analysis of the tax systems of all 50 states

ITEP has been issuing Who Pays for a number of years rating the fairness of states’ tax policies.  Oregon’s rating has moved from the top 10 to one of the 3 “fairest” tax states in the U. S.  Be sure to check out the difference between Oregon and Washington!

The Oregon Center for Public Policy (OCPP) is the Oregon think tank whose work we consistently admire and whose help we request.

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