Revenue Forecast Suggests A Bigger "Kicker" For Oregon Taxpayers

By Jim McCoy Thu 14th May NewskickerOregon revenuetaxes

State economists are raising their estimates for the "kicker" rebates Oregon taxpayers are expected to get.

The quarterly revenue forecast released Thursday projects more than $473 million will be refunded to taxpayers.

That's $123 million more in rebates than was predicted in February.

The exact amount of kickers won't be fixed until after the two-Read More »

Springfield Says Yes, Eugene No To Local Marijuana Taxes

By Jim McCoy Tue 21st October Newsmarijuanataxes
The Springfield City Council said yes Monday evening to a local tax on marijuana, but the Eugene council said no to the possibility. The Register-Guard reports ( Eugene and Springfield are among dozens of cities and counties considering local taxes before Oregon voters decide next month whether to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. The local jurisdictions hopeRead More »

US Government: Coquille Couple Owes $1 Million

By Jim McCoy Thu 16th October NewsRonald and Dorothea Jolingtaxes
The federal government says a Coos County couple who stopped paying taxes two decades ago owe more than $1 million. The Register-Guard reports ( ) Ronald and Dorothea Joling are on trial in Eugene on tax evasion charges. Ronald Joling's lawyer said Wednesday his 71-year-old client has a "completely crazy way of thinking" as a result of conservative religious Read More »

ODR: Nearly A Half Million Oregonians Still Haven't Filed Tax Returns

By Jim McCoy Tue 8th April NewsOregon Department of Revenuetaxes
The Oregon Department of Revenue says that about 500-thousand Oregonians haven’t filed their tax returns yet with the deadline- just a little over a week away. The ODR says about one million returns have been processed already. Policy and Systems Manager Megan Denison says an overwhelming number of Oregonians are opting to file electronically, about 92 percent.Read More »

Islamic Activist With Ashland Ties Now Free

A former Ashland arborist whose conviction on money laundering charges linked to an Islamic charity has been overturned is now officially a free man. The Medford Mail Tribune reported Wednesday a judge signed papers last week freeing Pete Seda from home confinement. He was released from a halfway house Aug. 23, when the 9th U.S.Read More »

Pete Seda's Conviction Overturned

A federal appeals court has overturned the 2010 conviction of the founder of the U.S. branch of an Islamic charity on charges he smuggled money out of the country to help Chechen rebels fight Russian forces. The ruling Friday from the 9th U.S.Read More »

Jo County Voters Stand Firm Against Tax Increase

By Jim McCoy Wed 22nd May NewsJosephine Countypublic safetytaxes
A property tax levy for Josephine County has gone down to defeat. Nearly 52-percent of registered voters weighed in and it was rejected by a little more than 500 votes out of over 26-thousand cast. With the loss of federal timber money, Josephine is one of several counties who have had to make drastic cutbacks to public safety services.Read More »

Economists Boost Projected Oregon Revenue Forecast

State economists say a slow, steady economic recovery means the state treasury will take in more money than previously expected. The quarterly forecast released Thursday said revenue from tax collections will be up by more than $270 million since the last projections.Read More »

Democrat Tax Plan Goes To Oregon House

By Jim McCoy Wed 17th April NewsOregon legislaturetaxes
An Oregon legislative committee advanced a Democratic plan to raise more tax revenue from corporations and wealthy individuals. The House Revenue committee passed the plan on Wednesday, sending it to the House floor. The plan proposes raising $275 million in additional revenue to balance the state budget.Read More »

Economists: Oregon Economy Stable, Though Revenue Short

By Jim McCoy Tue 22nd May NewseconomyOregon newsrevenuetaxes

Oregon's budget appears stable for now.

     Economists said Tuesday that tax and lottery collections are
down slightly from their earlier projections. But the declines were
offset by legal settlements and accounting maneuvers approved
earlier this year to rebalance the state budget.Read More »


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