Calculate Your Working Families Kicker

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Calculate Your Working Families Kicker

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As working families across Oregon struggle with rising costs and meager wages, Oregon is on course to send massive tax rebates to the richest Oregonians. A $5.6 billion “kicker” rebate is on its way. The rich will get huge rebates, while low- and moderate-income Oregonians will receive little or nothing.

Calculate Your Working Families Kicker

[This calculator has been updated to reflect new information released by the Oregon Department of Revenue on October 9, 2023.]

As working families across Oregon struggle with rising costs and meager wages, Oregon is on course to send massive tax rebates to the richest Oregonians. A $5.6 billion “kicker” rebate is on its way. The rich will get huge rebates, while low- and moderate-income Oregonians will receive little or nothing.

It doesn’t have to be this way. A better kicker is possible. The Working Families Kicker would send every Oregon tax filer an equal amount, resulting in most Oregonians getting bigger tax rebates, helping families make ends meet.

The calculator below shows the difference between the current kicker and the Working Families Kicker. To use the calculator to figure out what that difference would mean for you, you need to know the amount of taxes you paid before credits (line 22 on Oregon Form 40), which is what the kicker is based on.

To illustrate the difference, consider the case of the typical (median) Oregonian. In 2022, the tax before credits owed by the typical Oregonian was $2,213. Under current law, they would get a kicker worth about $980. With the Working Families Kicker, they would get a kicker worth the same amount as everyone else: about $2,100. That $2,100 amount is the average (mean) kicker for all taxpayers, according to the most recent estimate by the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis.

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Written by staff at the Oregon Center for Public Policy.

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