The Washington Post yesterday posted an editorial opposing the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax, on the grounds that it would constitute “caving in to special interests.”
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The facts on Oregon's Tax Climate
Oregon's Individual Income Tax System
Oregon's personal income tax system consists of four brackets and a top rate of 9.9%. That rate ranks 3rd highest among states levying an individual income tax. Oregon's state and local income tax collections per person were $1426 in 2011 which ranked 5th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Individual Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State Individual Income Tax Collections
50-State Table of State and Local Individual Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Oregon's Corporate Income Tax System
Oregon's corporate income tax system consists of two brackets and a top rate of 7.6%. That rate ranks 20th highest among states levying a corporate income tax. Oregon's state and local corporate income tax collections per person were $134 in 2011 which ranked 20th highest nationally.
50-State Table of Corporate Income Tax Rates
50-State Table of State and Local Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
50-State Table of State Corporate Income Tax Collections Per Capita
Oregon Sales and Excise Taxes
Oregon levies a 0% general sales or use tax on consumers, which is below the national median of 5.95%. Oregon's state and local governments collect $0 per person in general sales taxes and $379 per person in excise taxes, for a combined figure of $379, which ranks 4th lowest nationally. Oregon's gasoline tax stands at 31.1¢ (17th highest nationally), while its cigarette tax stands at $1.18 (23rd lowest nationally.)
50-State Table of State and Local General and Selective Sales Tax Collections Per Capita
Oregon Property Tax Collections Average
Oregon's state and local governments collected approximately $1312 per person in property taxes, which ranks 25th highest nationally.
State and local property tax collections per capita by state
Tax Freedom Day is the day when Americans finally have earned enough money to pay off their total tax bill for the year. In 2014, Oregon taxpayers worked until April 20th (16th latest nationally) to pay their total tax bill. The Tax Freedom Days of neighboring states are: Washington, April 25th (ranked 9th latest nationally); Idaho, April 11th (ranked 15th earliest nationally); Nevada, April 15th (ranked 25th latest nationally); and California, April 30th (ranked 4th latest nationally).
Oregon's 2011 tax burden of 10.1% ranks 16th highest out of 50 states, and is above the national average of 9.8%. Oregon's taxpayers pay $3861 per capita in state and local taxes.
Oregon's State-Local Tax Burden, 1977-Present
Other States' State/Local Tax Burdens
Map of U.S. Showing all State's Burdens and Ranks
Historical Chart Comparing All States' State/Local Tax Burdens from 1977 to 2009
Oregon ranks 12th in the Tax Foundation's State Business Tax Climate Index. The Index compares the states in five areas of taxation that impact business: corporate taxes, individual income taxes, sales taxes, unemployment insurance taxes, and taxes on property, including residential and commercial property. The ranks of neighboring states are as follows: Washington, 6th, Idaho, 18th, Nevada, 3rd, and California, 48th.
50-State Comparison of Business Tax Climates (data only) (2013)
2014 State Business Tax Climate Index (full study)
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This post originally appeared as a Forbes op-ed here.
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