Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy

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Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and education organization focused on taxation and spending policy issues.[1]

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Nationwide tax study

According to a 2009 nationwide tax study conducted by ITEP, taxes amount to approximately 8.7% of the "poorest Oregonians'" (income below $18,000) total income. Approximately 20% of state residents make below $18,000. On the other hand the taxes total 6.2% of the "richest Oregonians'" (income above $417,000) total income. Only 1% of Oregonians have a yearly income of more than $417,000. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, one of the reasons that taxes total a greater percent for lower income residents is that wealthier people can usually claim more deductions and credits.[2][3]

Contact information

1616 P Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-299-1066
Fax: 202-299-1065

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