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Hundreds of Corporations Escape the Minimum Tax

Hundreds of Corporations Escape the Minimum Tax

Published March 30, 2015 by Oregon Center for Public Policy Although Oregon has a minimum income tax for corporations, 492 corporations paid less than the minimum in tax year 2012.[1] Some corporations paid nothing at all. When corporations avoid the minimum tax they deprive the state of revenue to invest in schools and other key public […]

Food Stamp Use and Oregon’s Commitment to Help Families

Food Stamp Use and Oregon’s Commitment to Help Families

by Chuck Sheketoff Oregon has one of the nation’s highest use of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly known as food stamps, new federal analysis (PDF) shows. That reflects well on Oregon. It’s true that economic hardship leaves many Americans and Oregonians struggling to put food on the table. Too many workers don’t earn […]

Oregon Tax System Does Better Job Than Most in Not Worsening Income Inequality

Oregon Tax System Does Better Job Than Most in Not Worsening Income Inequality

Published by Oregon Center for Public Policy Every state tax system in the country makes income inequality worse, but Oregon’s tax system does so less than most, according to a report released today by the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). Oregon’s tax system is one of the nation’s least regressive, due […]

Move Across State Lines for $40 a Month?

Move Across State Lines for $40 a Month?

Published October 7, 2014 by Oregon Center for Public Policy By Chuck Sheketoff Say that you’re the sole breadwinner for your family and you earn $100,000 a year in Oregon. Would you pack your belongings and move your family north to Washington for a $40 monthly raise? It’s hard to imagine. That is why any Oregon […]

Oregon basic family budget calculator

Oregon basic family budget calculator

Published by Oregon Center for Public Policy How much income do families across Oregon need to get by? The federal poverty guidelines, unfortunately, provide an unsatisfactory answer. It’s widely recognized that the official definition of poverty, developed in the early 1960s, is outdated and flawed. Under that definition, families are poor when their income is […]

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