Email lawmakers: Repeal cruel recession tax on business (CAT)


Taxpayers Association of Oregon

OregonWatchdog.com

Oregon lawmakers this week will be debating Oregon’s brand new 2020 $1.3 billion Corporate Activities Tax on business sales. It is a uniquely “recession tax” because it taxes businesses in a recession in ways that most business taxes do not. Most business taxes are based on profits and those taxes shrink when profits shrink and grow when profits grows.  Sounds fair right?

Oregon’s cruel and unforgiving CAT tax is a tax based on REVENUE — not profits. Even in a recession where a small business can lose 90% of their customers and be in the red by millions, will still be taxed as if nothing happened. This is why so few states are insane enough to punish businesses in recessions by taxing revenue.

There are proposals to delay the recession CAT tax by six months. Another proposal calls for more exemptions on how the CAT tax is calculated.

In light of the worse economic shock since the Great Depression, we actively encourage you to email lawmakers asking them to repeal it completely.

This CAT tax is uniquely destructive in a recession. And Oregon already was the nation’s 4th biggest, fattest state spending government in the nation per capita.

1. Please find your lawmaker below and email them this week to repeal the “recession” Business CAT tax on business sales. 

2. Tell them to repeal the CAT tax and to stop taxing businesses in a recession.

3. If you do not know your lawmaker go to this website to find out who by entering your address on the top right.

4. It works best if you only email your Senator and Representative in your district.

Oregon State Senators

Herman Baertschiger Jr.​
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Lee Beyer
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Denyc Boles
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Brian Boquist
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Ginny Burdick
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Peter Courtney
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Michael Dembrow
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Shemia Fagan
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Lynn Findley
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Lew Frederick
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Sara Gelser
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Fred Girod
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Bill Hansell
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Mark Hass
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Dallas Heard
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Betsy Johnson
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Tim Knopp
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Dennis Linthicum
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James I. Manning Jr.
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Laurie Monnes Anderson
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Alan Olsen
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Floyd Prozanski
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Chuck Riley
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Arnie Roblan
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Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
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Kathleen Taylor
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Kim Thatcher
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Chuck Thomsen
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Rob Wagner
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Oregon State Representatives

Teresa Alonso Leon,
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Jeff Barker,
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Greg Barreto,
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Daniel Bonham,
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Shelly Boshart Davis,
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Vikki Breese-Iverson,
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Janelle Bynum,
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Brian Clem,
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Margaret Doherty,
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Christine Drazan,
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Paul Evans,
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Julie Fahey,
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David Gomberg,
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Chris Gorsek,
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Mitch Greenlick,
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Cedric Hayden,
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Ken Helm,
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Cheri Helt,
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Diego Hernandez,
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Paul Holvey,
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Alissa Keny-Guyer,
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Tina Kotek,
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Akasha Lawrence Spence,
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Gary Leif,
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Rick Lewis,
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John Lively,
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Pam Marsh,
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Caddy McKeown,
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Susan McLain,
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Mark W. Meek,
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Tiffiny Mitchell,
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Raquel Moore-Green,
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Nancy Nathanson,
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Mike Nearman,
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Courtney Neron,
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Ron Noble,
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Rob Nosse,
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Mark Owens,
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Carla Piluso,
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Bill Post,
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Karin A. Power,
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Rachel Prusak,
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Dan Rayfield,
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Jeff Reardon,
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Werner Reschke,
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Andrea Salinas,
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Tawna D. Sanchez,
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Sheri Schouten,
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Greg Smith,
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Barbara Smith Warner,
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David Brock Smith,
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Janeen Sollman,
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Sherrie Sprenger,
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Duane Stark,
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Kim Wallan,
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Marty Wilde,
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Anna Williams,
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Carl Wilson,
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Brad Witt,
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Jack Zika,
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