Oregon Progressive State Income Tax, Measure 10 (June 1927)

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The Oregon Progressive State Income Tax Bill, also known as Measure 10, was on the June 28, 1927 ballot in Oregon as a legislatively-referred state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have levied an annual progressive net income tax upon persons and corporations in the state and provided for exemptions to such tax.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (June 1927)
Defeatedd No67,03957.90%
Yes 48,745 42.10%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed Law - Referred to the People by the Legislative Assembly

Submitted by the Legislature - INCOME TAX BILL - Purpose: To levy annually a progressive state income tax upon net incomes of persons and corporations resident and non-resident in the state, from every source within the state; exempting from net income of a single person, $1,000; married person, head of family, or husband and wife together, $2,000, and for each child or dependent under certain conditions, $400; corporations, $2,000 each; and submitting to the legal voters the question whether the state shall raise by taxation during 1928, $2,000,000 in excess of the 6 per cent limitation provided in section 11 of article XI of the constitution.
Vote YES or NO.

318. Yes, I vote for the proposed law.

319. No, I vote against the proposed law.


Path to the ballot

Measure 10 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Legislative Assembly on March 1, 1927.[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.