Help protect the future of your business with the Oregon Political Tax Credit
Would you rather give your hard-earned money to the state government or the only statewide organization representing the lodging industry?
Oregon has a unique political tax credit allowing individuals a no-cost way to support the political cause of your choice and direct a portion of your tax dollars in a way YOU choose.
Most people can give up to $100 for joint filers or $50 per individual to an Oregon political action committee and that amount is credited back to you*.
This is a credit, not a 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 refund for 2016 was $100 and you made a political contribution of $100 to a qualified political committee, your refund would then be $200.
Contributions must be dated no later than December 31st, 2017 to receive the credit on your 2017 tax return and you can only give up to the maximum amount (so choose wisely…). Finally, the Oregon Political Tax Credit is not a refundable credit. So, if your taxes are already zero, then you won't get your $50 back!
Less than 10 percent of those eligible take this credit to help support something they believe in.
So the question remains, would you rather contribute $50 or $100 to ORLAPAC and help support our efforts to elect business-friendly candidates who understand what it takes to run a lodging property in Oregon or would you rather give that money to the state government?
ORLAPAC is the only PAC fighting exclusively for hospitality interests at the Capitol, but we need your support to succeed. Thank you for considering the opportunity to support your industry!
To make a donation to ORLA’s PAC, send us a check or call 800.462.0619.
*Due to a recent change in Oregon law, individuals with adjusted gross income over $100,000 or joint filers with combined income exceeding $200,000 no longer qualify for the Oregon Political Tax Credit. Seek help or advice from a licensed professional for more information.