Oregon Personal Income Tax Exemptions, Measure 7 (1948)

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The Oregon Personal Income Tax Exemptions Bill, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure instituted income tax exemptions of $750 for a single person or spouse living alone and $1,500 for a married couple living together and required that every person who’s income exceeds $4,000 to file income taxes.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1948)
Approveda Yes 405,842 86.49%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

BILL INCREASING PERSONAL INCOME TAX EXEMPTIONS - Purpose: Amending sections 110-1613 and 110-1614, O. C. L. A., as amended by chapter 539, Oregon Laws 1947, providing that for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 1948, personal income tax exemptions shall be: $750 - if the person is single, or married but not living with husband or wife; $1,500 - if the person is head of a family or married and living with husband or wife; providing that every person shall file a tax return if net income equals or exceeds the tax exemption, or if gross income exceeds $4,000.
Vote YES or NO

312. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

313. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.