Williams is a life-long taxpayer advocate who has archived the state’s largest collection of government waste. Jason heads both the Taxpayer Association of Oregon Foundation and its sister organization, Taxpayer Association of Oregon.

Oregonians Face Scores of New Taxes

 Oregonians Face Scores of New Taxes By Oregon Tax News — Often overlooked, smaller tax increases will be facing thousands of Oregon homeowners, in addition to possible new taxes in Multnomah County, Hood River and Ashland.  Recent local proposals include an extension of the Ashland meals tax, along with increased driver registration fees and higher…

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Oregon Faces Paycheck Decline

Oregon Faces Paycheck Decline By Oregon Tax News Oregon is near bottom in wage growth and it could get worse. According the United States Census Bureau, Oregon is currently ranked eighth in lowest pay check growth across the country. The rise of unemployment in Oregon gives employers the opportunity to take advantage of the abundance…

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Three states are cutting taxes to increase revenue

By Oregon Tax News, States across the nation are cutting taxes to boost stagnant economies.  Texas, Arizona, and Maine are all taking steps to lower taxes.  A recent study by former U.S. Treasury economist Robert Carroll shows that states with lower corporate tax rates have higher wage gains and more productivity over time.

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Business bankruptcies climb, Oregon third on undesirable list

Business bankruptcies climb, Oregon third on undesirable list By Oregon Tax News In statistics compiled by AACER (Automated Access to Court Electronic Records) Oregon ranked third in the nation in percentage increase for business bankruptcies between the first and second quarters of 2008.   Oregon had 214 business bankruptcies in the first quarter growing to…

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Use The Health Care You Need, We Can Make More

Use The Health Care You Need, We Can Make More John in Oregon When we have a limited budget for medical care, who gets that care? For Statists only so much medical care exists in the world. Your gain is my loss.  Older people spend a lot more on doctors than younger people. Should the…

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What Financing ObamaCare Means to Your Business

Oregon businesses that do not provide health insurance for its workers might face up to a 10-percent payroll tax increase.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is working on a bill to finance ObamaCare.  Under Speaker Pelosi’s plan, America’s Affordable Health Choices Act, firms with employee payrolls above $250,000, and without a company health plan, would pay…

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Legislature passes 2009 Water Investment Act

 Oregon Tax News,  In the waning days of the 2009 Oregon Legislative session the Legislature attempted to address the state’s increasing water demand by passing House Bill 3369, titled “The 2009 Water Investment Act.” The bill directs the Water Resources Department to develop a state-wide, integrated water resources strategy. The state-wide strategy is intended to…

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More troubles for ethanol

Oregon Tax News 6/15/2009 Pacific Ethanol’s subsidiary that operates the 40 million gallon Boardman ethanol plant was one of five subsidiaries that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy recently.  Company officials indicated that the plant would continue to operate.  The Boardman plant is the only one of Pacific Ethanol’s four corn ethanol plants still operating. Both…

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Portland Oregon makes national news, Again

John in Oregon, Humorist P.J. O’Rourke’s latest effort in the Wall Street Journal satirizes that “The fate of Detroit isn’t a matter of economics. It’s a tragic romance, whose magic was killed by bureaucrats, bad taste and busybodies.” With a razor sharp keyboard O’Rourke drills down to the heart of the problem saying; “We became…

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Obama proposal puts squeeze on overseas earnings

International Taxation: In an effort to pay for its increased spending the Obama Administration is going after corporate overseas earnings.  This could mean diminished competitiveness for U.S. companies operating overseas.  Companies like Intel and Nike would suffer under new rules proposed by the Administration.  “The bottom line is they have proposed a tax increase of…

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