October 17, 2018

Oregon: Who Pays? 6th Edition


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OREGON STATE AND LOCAL TAXES

Taxes as Share of Family Income

Top 20%
Income Group Lowest
20%
Second
20%
Middle
20%
Fourth
20%
Next
15%
Next
4%
Top
1%
Income Range Less than
$21,600
$21,600 to
$37,200
$37,200 to
$63,300
$63,300 to
$103,800
$103,800 to
$222,400
$222,400 to
$483,400
over
$483,400
Average Income $12,700 $29,000 $48,200 $80,300 $144,700 $307,700 $1,122,100
Sales & Excise Taxes 2.3% 1.6% 1.1% 0.9% 0.5% 0.3% 0.1%
General Sales – Individuals 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Other Sales & Excise – Ind. 2.0% 1.3% 0.9% 0.7% 0.4% 0.2% 0.1%
Sales & Excise on Business 0.3% 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.1% 0.1% 0.0%
Property Taxes 5.8% 3.3% 3.3% 3.0% 2.8% 2.4% 1.7%
Home, Rent, Car – Ind. 5.7% 3.1% 3.1% 2.8% 2.6% 1.9% 0.7%
Other Property Taxes 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5% 1.0%
Income Taxes 1.9% 3.3% 4.6% 5.1% 5.5% 6.2% 6.3%
Personal Income Tax 1.9% 3.3% 4.6% 5.1% 5.4% 6.1% 6.2%
Corporate Income Tax 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
TOTAL TAXES 10.1% 8.2% 9.1% 8.9% 8.8% 8.8% 8.1%

Individual figures may not sum to totals due to rounding. Download the table

TAX FEATURES DRIVING THE DATA in Oregon

Progressive Features

Regressive Features

  • Graduated personal income tax structure
  • Provides a refundable Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Provides a refundable property tax “circuit breaker” credit for renters via the personal income tax
  • Provides refundable dependent care tax credit
  • No statewide sales tax
  • Requires the use of combined reporting for the corporate income tax
  • Levies a state estate tax
  • Provides a limited income tax deduction for federal income taxes paid
  • Allows lower personal income tax rates for pass-through business income
  • Fails to provide a property tax “circuit breaker” credit for low-income homeowners

ITEP Tax Inequality Index

According to ITEP’s Tax Inequality Index, which measures the impact of each state’s tax system on income inequality, Oregon has the 41st most unfair state and local tax system in the country. Incomes are more unequal in Oregon after state and local taxes are collected than before. (See Appendix B for state-by-state rankings and the methodology section for additional detail on the index.)

Note: Figures show permanent law in Oregon enacted through September 10, 2018, at 2015 income levels. Top figure represents total state and local taxes as a share of non-elderly income. The sixth edition of Who Pays does not include the impact of the federal deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) because policy changes in the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act temporarily limited the extent to which the SALT deduction functions as a generalized offset of state and local taxes.