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Publications about corporate income tax

June 5, 2018News ReleaseLegislature leaves Oregon largely defenseless against corporate abuse of tax havens
April 17, 2018Blog post6 things to keep in mind about Oregon taxes
March 14, 2018Webinar2018 Oregon legislative session debrief
March 1, 2018Blog postThe "small business" smokescreen
February 28, 2018TestimonyCorporate Tax Transparency Is Right for Oregon
February 22, 2018TestimonySB 1529: Preserve Oregon's tax haven law
February 19, 2018Fact SheetRepealing Oregon’s Tax Haven Law Is a $20 Million Gamble
February 15, 2018Blog postDitch the federal tax scheme — or blow a hole in Oregon’s budget
January 30, 2018Issue BriefRepeal of “Throwback Rule” Would Open Corporate Tax Loophole
January 4, 2018PodcastHow might the federal tax bill affect Oregonians?
December 22, 2017PodcastDaniel Hauser discusses the federal tax bill on KMUZ
December 12, 2017PodcastDaniel Hauser discuss the federal tax bill on KPOV
October 10, 2017Blog PostTrump tax plan showers rich Oregonians with tax cuts
August 8, 2017Radio InterviewTax policy changes you may have missed
June 20, 2017Blog Post The average Oregonian might rightly ask, “The CAT? Why all the fuss?”
June 19, 2017Blog PostPeople pay taxes on gross receipts, so why not businesses?
June 9, 2017Issue BriefCommercial Activities Tax Fairness Credit Would Strengthen the Tax Reform Package
June 6, 2017BlogLights out at a Brighter Oregon
April 27, 2017News ReleaseState corporate income taxes continue to shrink
April 14, 2017Blog Post8 key things to know about Oregon corporate taxes
February 15, 2017Blog Post13 ways to address Oregon's revenue shortfall
February 14, 2017Fact Sheet13 Ways Oregon Can Raise Revenue to Support Schools and Other Vital Public Services
November 14, 2016Blog postThe path forward after Measure 97
November 8, 2016News ReleaseMeasure 97 underscores need for corporate tax transparency
October 28, 2016PodcastMeasure 97 myth and facts
October 27, 2016Blog PostPowell's pays "partners" more than Measure 97 tax
October 26, 2016Blog postThe present and past funding of Oregon's schools
October 24, 2016Blog PostWhat did you say, Costco? There’s a thing called “the Internet?”
October 21, 2016Blog postWhy the misleading $600 figure is just a scare tactic
October 20, 2016Blog postThe disingenuous opposition to Measure 97
October 18, 2016InfographicMeasure 97: impact by industry
October 11, 2016Blog postAnswers to your questions on Measure 97
September 15, 2016Blog postThe Oregon Business Association’s tax flip-flop
September 13, 2016Blog postOregon health coverage numbers bolster case for Measure 97
September 13, 2016News ReleaseCensus data on health coverage shows need for Measure 97
August 10, 2016Blog postThe choice is clear with Measure 97: "Yes" to strengthen schools, "no" to endure budget cuts
July 22, 2016PodcastCorporate taxation in Oregon
July 7, 2016Blog postFantasy numbers or inconvenient truth?
July 5, 2016InfographicThe Gaming & Decline of Oregon Corporate Taxes
June 29, 2016News ReleaseStudy: Oregon corporate taxes have fallen dramatically over decades
June 29, 2016Executive SummaryThe Gaming and Decline of Oregon Corporate Taxes
June 29, 2016ReportThe Gaming and Decline of Oregon Corporate Taxes
June 15, 2016Fact SheetTax Facts That Matter: 2016 edition
May 27, 2016PodcastThe chronic underfunding of Oregon public schools
April 29, 2016Portland Radio ProjectPodcast: Should corporate taxes be higher?
April 18, 2016Blog Post6 key facts about Oregon taxes
March 18, 2016StreetRootsMore disgraceful than the lottery: Oregon's corporate income tax
February 3, 2016Op-edMuch of corporate tax hike unlikely to hit consumers
December 26, 2015Op-edCorporate tax proposal would strengthen Oregon's economy
August 28, 2015Blog PostEtsy: Too Big and Crafty to Pay Taxes?
July 1, 2015Blog PostWill lawmakers disappoint taxpayers with their corporate minimum tax “fix?”
May 20, 2015Fact SheetTax Facts That Matter: 2015 Edition
May 14, 2015News ReleaseRevenue Forecast Underscores Need to Stop Corporate Tax Gaming
April 29, 2015VideoThe Gaming of the Tax System and How to Create Economic Opportunity for all Oregonians
April 15, 2015Blog PostHundreds of Corporations Never Sing This
April 13, 2015Blog PostCorporation Tells Truth About Tax Subsidy
March 30, 2015Fact SheetHundreds of Corporations Escape the Minimum Tax
March 14, 2015Blog PostYes, Oregon has very low business taxes and is quite competitive
January 14, 2015News ReleaseOregon Tax System Does Better Job Than Most in Not Worsening Income Inequality
December 19, 2014Blog PostNike Tax Deal and the Killing of Entrepreneurship
September 11, 2014Fact SheetCon-way: The Loophole Allowing Corporations to Avoid Oregon's Minimum Tax
August 20, 2014Blog PostErnst & Young finds Oregon has nation's lowest total effective business tax rate
July 28, 2014News ReleaseOregonians to Lawmakers: Close the Con-way Tax Loophole
June 14, 2014OregonianNike waiting to proceed on World Headquarters project, 18 months after special session
April 11, 2014Fact SheetTax Facts That Matter: 2014 Edition
April 10, 2014Blog PostClose the Con-way Loophole that Allows Corporations to Pay No Taxes
March 19, 2014News ReleaseProfitable Corporations Pay No Oregon Income Taxes
February 26, 2014Blog PostTrucking Along, Avoiding Corporate Income Taxes
December 15, 2013Blog PostIntel Deal and Ghost of Tom McCall
December 9, 2013Blog PostOregon Got Nothing from Kitzhaber-Intel Deal
September 25, 2013SlideshowSlideshow: Analysis of Tax Provisions in “Grand Bargain”
September 25, 2013Issue BriefA Grandly Flawed Bargain
April 19, 2013Blog PostHey Governor and Oregon Business Association, Read the Paper!
March 1, 2013Blog PostNine Banks Not Taxed
February 22, 2013Blog PostNew Nike Slogan: "I Was Already Just Doing It"
December 17, 2012Statesman JournalNike request sparks debate on best way to boost jobs
December 14, 2012Wall Street JournalNike presses for 40-year tax deal in Oregon
December 14, 2012Blog PostJeld-Wen’s HQ Decision: Proof that Taxes Don’t Matter and Nike Deal is Foolish
December 14, 2012Blog PostBeware "Tax Certainty"
December 12, 2012Portland MercuryNothin' but Net Profits
December 12, 2012Blog PostThe $35 million increase in tax loophole spending not tied to a single job
December 11, 2012Blog PostA Highly Dubious Assumption in the Governor's Proposed Nike Deal
December 11, 2012The Register-GuardNike bill gets special look
December 10, 2012Willamette WeekKitzhaber Wants Retention Contract with Nike
December 10, 2012Associated PressOregon lawmakers to vote on Nike expansion plan
December 10, 2012Blog PostSimple Explanation of "Single-Sales Factor" and How Nike Escapes Taxes As A Result
December 10, 2012The OregonianAs special session nears, Nike poised to lock favorable Oregon tax provision into law
October 9, 2012CenterPointsMy Sequel to We're Not Broke
October 9, 2012Blog PostWhat the State Entrepreneurship Index Says to Oregon Voters
May 31, 2012Willamette WeekA Smack in the Kicker
April 16, 2012CenterPointsThe Forgotten Tax Day Story
April 12, 2012Fact SheetTax Facts That Matter: 2012 Edition
January 5, 2012Eugene WeeklyMajor firms avoid state income taxes
December 8, 2011Portland Business JournalIntel, OCPP differ over tax report
December 7, 2011NPRReport Shows Many Profitable Companies Pay No State Income Taxes
December 6, 2011News ReleaseMajor Corporations, Including Intel, Pay No State Income Taxes
November 17, 2011Blog Post455 Million Reasons to Say "Thank You" to Voters
October 11, 2011Blog PostWhat Was Not Inside Intel’s Economic Report
October 11, 2011The OregonianIntel pegs its Oregon payroll at $1.8 billion
October 8, 2011The Statesman JournalMeasures 66, 67 averted deeper cuts in state
September 8, 2011Statesman JournalOregon experts offer economic advice
September 1, 2011Blog PostIf CEOs cared about the economy . . .
August 8, 2011KPOJNew study shows the rich aren't leaving Oregon because of higher taxes
August 4, 2011Blog PostSorry, Oregon Business Council and ECONorthwest, but the rich stay put despite tax increases
April 20, 2011Blog PostIntel’s Message on Higher Education Does Not Compute
April 20, 2011Portland Business JournalTaxation group praises Oregon's 'effective business tax'
April 20, 2011News ReleaseCorporate Study Says Oregon Has the Second Lowest Tax Rate on New Investments
April 15, 2011Fact SheetTax Facts That Matter: 2011 Edition
January 26, 2011The OregonianRespect Oregonians' historic "yes" vote
August 25, 2010KAJO (Grants Pass)OCPP's Sheketoff talks tax reform
April 23, 2010Portland Business JournalSpreading rumors about business relocation hurts state
April 6, 2010News ReleaseCorporate-Funded Study Says Oregon Business Taxes Are the Lowest and Deliver Biggest Bang for Buck
April 6, 2010The OregonianStudy lauds low Oregon business taxes, but the tax war continues
January 28, 2010The NationTrue Populism
November 3, 2009News ReleaseOCPP Charts Simple Explanations of Measures 66 and 67
November 2, 2009FlowchartWhich businesses will pay tax under Measure 67?
October 12, 2009Issue BriefA Step Toward Balance
October 12, 2009CenterPointsOregon Moves Closer to a Tax System Based on Ability to Pay
October 7, 2009News ReleaseOregon Economists Endorse Legislature’s Tax Measures
October 1, 2009CenterPointsMaking Money and Paying the Corporate Minimum Tax
September 25, 2009News ReleaseStatement by OCPP Executive Director Chuck Sheketoff on Likely Ballot Measures: Yes Means Yes, No Means Trouble
August 27, 2009News ReleaseLatest Revenue Forecast Shows That Even With Tax Increase, Corporations’ Share of Income Taxes Still Lags
August 4, 2009News ReleaseNew Poll Shows Most Oregonians Back Legislature’s Tax Measures
June 9, 2009Fact SheetRaise Revenue or Deepen the Pain
May 1, 2009CenterPointsI Want Climate Change
April 23, 2009Blog PostWhile Your Investments Were Shrinking . . . .You Helped Wal-Mart
April 14, 2009News ReleaseAnti-Tax “Tea Parties” Draw Wrong Lesson From History
April 10, 2009Blog PostHere's Hoping for a Monty Python Tax
March 3, 2009News ReleaseBusiness Group (Council On State Taxation - COST) Says Oregon Business Taxes Are Second Lowest Among All States and District of Columbia
February 23, 2009News ReleaseNew Data Show Thousands of Profitable Corporations Pay No Oregon Income Taxes Except the $10 Minimum
December 16, 2008News ReleaseBuild an Oregon That Works for Working Families
December 16, 2008State of Working Oregon SeriesRolling Up Our Sleeves: Building an Oregon that Works for Working Families
November 19, 2008News ReleaseGovernor and Legislature Should Solve Revenue Shortfalls With Revenue Solutions Oregon December Revenue Forecast
September 1, 2008CenterPointsA $75,000 Bargain for Oregon Taxpayers
August 1, 2008CenterPointsWindow Dressing or Real Reform?
March 25, 2008CenterPointsA Tax System that Matches Oregon Values
December 18, 2007News ReleaseOregon’s Tax System Keeps State Afloat While Many States Drown in Red Ink
December 14, 2007Issue BriefPredictably Wrong: Tax Foundation’s Business Climate Index Again Misrepresents the Significance of Oregon’s Low Business Taxes
June 5, 2007Issue BriefDoing well for themselves, not Oregonians: Corporate profits are high in Oregon, but not corporate income taxes
March 14, 2007CenterPointsAs Maryland Goes, So Should Oregon
January 30, 2007CenterPoints"Single-Sales" - A Modern Robber Baron
January 10, 2007Issue BriefDrawing the Wrong Conclusion, Again
October 28, 2006CenterPointsIt Will Be A Great Day
September 10, 2006CenterPointsBusiness Leaders: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
July 6, 2006CenterPointsBiotech, Beer, and the Public's Right to Know
June 1, 2006News ReleaseStatement by Charles Sheketoff on the $1.1 Billion Kicker Projection
April 30, 2006CenterPointsCorporate Accountability Reporting
April 14, 2006News ReleaseOregonians Pay More Than Their Share Because Corporations Pay Less - Great Corporate Tax Shift
April 14, 2006ReportThe Great Corporate Tax Shift Undercutting Oregon's Economy and Quality of Life
April 5, 2006Issue BriefOregon Stuck in Doonesbury
March 28, 2006Issue BriefIncome Tax Kickers Disproportionately Benefit Multistate Corporations and Wealthy Oregonians
October 27, 2005News ReleaseWyden Tax Plan Closes Corporate Breaks, Taxes Income from Wealth the Same as Income from Work, and Raises Revenues to Meet Public Needs and Reduce Deficit
September 1, 2005News ReleaseStatement by Charles Sheketoff on the $101 Million – 36% – Corporate Tax Cut
August 10, 2005News ReleaseOregon Corporations Quietly Receive 23 Percent Reduction in 2005 Taxes
July 7, 2005Issue BriefThe R&D Gravy Train: Eleven reasons why Oregon should not further expand the corporate research and development tax credit in HB 3232 or HB 2542
July 1, 2005ReportQPAI Deduction in HB 2542-A: A tax cut for out-of-state investment and accounting gimmicks
June 6, 2005CenterPointsTax Breaks and Secret Spending
May 27, 2005ReportCorporate Tax Dodge: The Decline of the Oregon Corporate Income Tax and the Shift to Individual Taxpayers
May 10, 2005News ReleaseNational Big Business Group (COST) Says Oregon’s Biz Taxes Among Lowest in Nation
May 5, 2005CenterPointsIs Intel Bluffing?
February 2, 2005News ReleaseNew National Study Confirms Oregon Revenue Problem
January 29, 2005CenterPointsBeware the Snake Oil Salesmen
September 22, 2004News ReleaseMajor U.S. Companies Paying Little or Nothing in Taxes: News Release, September 22, 2004
September 1, 2004CenterPointsPermission Granted: Take the High Road
August 31, 2004News ReleaseOregon's Business Lobby Challenged to "Invest In Oregon"
December 21, 2003ReportA Small Price to Pay
December 21, 2003ReportPreventing Self-Inflicted Wounds
December 21, 2003News ReleaseTwo New Reports Heat Up Debate on Measure 30
September 5, 2003News ReleaseMannix and McIntire Doing PGE/Enron’s Bidding
September 1, 2003CenterPointsPicking Up the Slack
August 21, 2003News ReleaseSenators Urged to Reject Business Tax Bill
January 1, 2002CenterPointsEnron and Oregon's Revenue Shortfall
June 12, 2001ReportNew Data Show that House Bill 2281 Single Sales Factor is No “Field of Dreams” for Economic Growth
June 5, 2001News ReleaseThe 2001 Kicker, an update
June 1, 2001ReportHouse Bill 2281B and the Single Sales Factor: An Expensive, Ineffective, and Unnecessary Effort to Change the Business Climate
June 1, 2001News ReleaseReport Shows Tax Bill Squanders Revenue and Will Not Improve the Economy
May 14, 2001ReportIssue Brief, the 2001 Kicker
April 15, 2001ReportClearing the Air on Tax Day
April 15, 2001News ReleaseNew Report Aims to “Clear the Air” on Tax Day


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