The Oregon Political Tax Credit is one of those progressive ideas that make Oregon a great place to live, work, and play. Through our tax system, the State of Oregon gives each tax-paying Oregonian a $50 gift each year. But you can't keep it. Instead, you must either pay it back in state taxes -- or donate it to a qualified political campaign or cause.
To put it another way: By donating $50 to a political campaign of your choice, you can reduce your taxes or increase your refund by that same $50 (assuming you pay at least $50 in taxes). That's right: it's a full 100% credit, not a deduction.
The bottom line? By contributing $50 to a progressive political cause like the Clackamas County Democratic Party, you can make Oregon a better place - and it won't cost you a dime. Married, filing jointly? It's $50 per person - so you and your spouse can donate $100 a year and get it all back!
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