Oregon Graduated State Income Tax, Measure 18 (1926)

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The Oregon Graduated State Income Tax Bill, also known as Measure 18, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied an annual progressive or graduated state income tax upon every individual and corporation in the state.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 18 (1926)
Defeatedd No93,99752.81%
Yes 83,991 47.19%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Oregon State Grange: Geo. A. Palmiter, master, Hood River, Oregon; Bertha J. Beck, secretary, route 3, Albany, Oregon; Farmers' Union of Oregon, Herbert Egbert, president, P. O. Box 479, The Dalles, Oregon; Mrs. G. B. Jones, secretary, Monmouth, Oregon - INCOME TAX BILL - Purpose: Its purpose is to levy and collect annually a progressive state income tax, upon the entire net income of every individual and corporation, resident or nonresident in the state, arising or accruing from every source whatever within the state, and from personal property located for taxation within the state; providing certain deductions and exempting from such tax $1,500 of net income for a single person, $3,000 for the head of a family, married person, or husband and wife together, $400 for each child or dependent under certain conditions, and $2,000 for each corporation, and allowing other conditional exemptions.
Vote YES or NO.

334. Yes, I vote for the proposed law

334. No, I vote against the proposed law


Path to the ballot

Measure 18 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon State Grange on July 1, 1926.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.