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Oregon State Income Tax, Measure 5 (1922)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1922)
Defeatedd No112,19767.18%
Yes 54,803 32.82%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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.
Vote YES or NO.

310. Yes

311. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the State Taxpayers League of Oregon on July 5, 1922.[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.