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Remember the Oregon Political Tax Credit!

The Political Tax Credit allows a married couple to contribute up to $100 -- a single person can contribute up to $50 -- to a qualified political cause and receive the full amount of their contribution back as a credit on their Oregon tax return.

The Deadline

Contributions must be dated no later than December 31st, 2012 to receive the credit on your 2012 Oregon tax return.

A Credit, not a Deduction

Please note, this is not a tax deduction like your home mortgage interest deduction or contributions to a charity. This is a dollar-for-dollar credit. In other words if your total state taxes for 2004 were $500 and you made a political contribution to a qualified political committee of $100, you would only pay $400 in taxes.

Contribution Limits

The maximum allowable credit for a married couple filing jointly is $100. The limit for individual taxpayers is $50. (You may contribute more to the committee if you desire but the credit applied to your taxes is limited to $100 for couples, $50 for singles). Naturally your tax bill must equal or exceed your contribution in order to receive the full credit.

Detailed Explanation of the Tax Credit.pdf