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Taxes Tidbits


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Hopefully you’re done with your taxes by now (unless you got an extension). Perhaps while you were filling out all that paperwork, you came across some things that made you stop and say, “Why is this here?” or “What is this all about anyway?” There are quite a few eccentricities to the Oregon tax code. For example, Oregon is one of only four states that allows people to write off political contributions up to $50 (or $100 for married couples). Apparently, the goal is to motivate people to get involved (and invested) in the political process, even if it costs the state millions of dollars every year.

What other unexpected or little-known aspects of Oregon’s tax code are designed to influence the way Oregonians spend their money? Tune in to find out!

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  • Paul Warner: Legislative revenue officer and former Oregon state economist

Editor’s Note: This segment is prerecorded so we can’t read your comments on the air, but if you’ve got a story about an unusual tax feature you’ve taken advantage of, we’d love to read about it!

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