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Oregon Topics: Taxation

The Revenue Building in Salem houses the Oregon Department of Revenue. (Scenic photo No. marDA0010b)

The Revenue Building in Salem houses the Oregon Department of Revenue. (Oregon State Archives Photo marDA0010b)

Oregon is one of the few states without a sales tax. This has placed additional strain on property tax, income tax, and other mechanisms to fund government programs. For many years, Oregon's initiative system of direct legislation has driven the debate over crafting a fair system of taxation. The increasing state role in school funding and the additional spending mandates dictated by initiative measures have created further challenges for lawmakers charged with devising tax policy. This guide links to a growing number of sites that offer tax publications, forms, and transactions on the Web.

 

 

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