Help Taxpayer Association stop the new $5 million Portland phone tax on seniors & low income people.
Portland City Hall is voting $5 million landline phone tax which hits seniors and those lower income families (who cannot afford cell-phones for their entire family). The tax also hits the unemployed who have no actual rising income to pay for it. Already many Portland taxpayers will see their tax bill rise $800.00 due to 2012 tax changes.
The Oregonian Editorial Board has opposed the phone tax, arguing “How can Mayor Adams and his colleagues congratulate themselves for boosting taxes on elderly people” (while others get to avoid the tax)
Your phone taxes are going up to pay for a City bailout of a lawsuit the they lost which has nothing to do with your telephone. This $5 million phone tax has nothing to do with phones but is a shameless money grab by Portland politicians.
The vote may occur Wednesday November 28th – ACT NOW!!!
Contact these City Commissioners. Tell them to stop the tax!
Amanda Fritz, Portland Commissioner
Nick Fish, Portland Commissioner
Dan Saltzman, Portland Commissioner
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