Oregon State Income Tax, Measure 5 (1922)
The Oregon State Income Tax Amendment, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 7, 1922 ballot in Oregon as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have required that one-half of the state tax levy be levied on net incomes of persons and corporations beginning in 1924.
|Oregon Measure 5 (1922)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Constitutional Amendment - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by State Taxpayers League of Oregon: W. J. Fullerton, Warren, Oregon; Wm. Hanley, Burns, Oregon; C. E. Ingalls, Corvallis, Oregon; E. C. Judd, Astoria, Oregon; H. L. Kuhl, Canyon City, Oregon; A. M. LaFollett, Salem, Oregon; E. V. McComas, Pendleton, Oregon; Clyde M. McKay, Bend, Oregon; George Miller, La Grande, Oregon; B. W. Sleeman, Portland, Oregon; H. C. Stearns, Yoncalla, Oregon; I. U. Temple, Pendleton, Oregon; Chas. H. Wieder, Albany, Oregon, Legislative Committee - INCOME TAX AMENDMENT - Purpose: To require that one-half of the tax levy for state expenses each year be levied on net incomes of natural persons and corporations beginning with 1924, the annual rate of income tax to be fixed by dividing the amount of tax required by the total net amount of all incomes subject to such tax; providing personal exemptions of from $800 to $1,000 for unmarried persons and from $1,000 to $1,500 for married persons and $200 additional for each dependent, also life insurance, gifts, bequests, devises and inheritances, and charitable corporations and corporations exempted by United States income tax law.
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1922 ballot measures
- 1922 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928
- Oregon State Constitution
- of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1922
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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