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Capitol Tax List: Over 50 taxes proposed!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon, reprinted in The Oregon Catalyst

Hb 2080 – Provides that for first property tax year after sale or transfer of property, assessed value and maximum assessed value equal real market value of property.

Hb 2086 – Imposes fee on fossil fuel or fossil fuel-generated electricity to be paid by vendors.

Hb 2151 – Limits, for purposes of personal income taxation, availability of itemized deductions.

HJR 8 – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution to repeal individual income tax surplus refund “kicker” provision.

HJR 14 – Proposes amendment to Oregon Constitution directing Legislative Assembly to adopt sales tax at rate of five percent on sales of tangible personal property and services and use tax at rate of five percent on purchase price of tangible personal property….

Our Response & Your Comments

These are a mere one tenth of the bills proposing new or increased taxes that will be considered during the current legislative session. Taxes on gas, homes, water, more.

As the old saying goes,”Elections have consequences.” And Oregon’s continued leftward drift toward liberal (sorry, we meant “Progressive”) nirvana has resulted in these 50 new attempts to grab money from our pockets.

Unless you want 50 more new taxes in 2017, remember these 50 the next time you vote. Also remember…

“For a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.” – Winston Churchill

“A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.”– G. Gordon Liddy


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