Salem eyes wage tax (your city may be next)

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

On Monday night Salem City Council will be having a City Council meeting on a $27 million employee wage tax (ordinance 12-23).

Since many cities and counties have maxed out raising property taxes, they are now increasing turning to NEW types of taxes to bring in more money.

Here is a recent trend on new types of taxes to soak hurting taxpayers.:

• In 2023, Salem drafts an wage tax (Ordinance 12-23).

• In 2023, Multnomah County tried to pass a capital gains tax (26-238).

• In 2022, Josephine County tried to pass a sales tax (17-112).

• In 2020, Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah County tried to passed an income tax increase (26-216).

• In 2020, Multnomah County passed an income tax increase (26-214).

• In 2019, Hood River tried a targeted sales tax.

• In 2018, Portland had a business tax ballot measure (26-201).


The local politicians are always tinkering with new forms of tax increases to keep the tax cash flowing in non-stop.


*** If you live or work in Salem, please submit your opinion against the wage tax ***

1. Oppose Ordinance 12-23 wage tax (.814% of your wages)
2. We do not need a tax during a near-historic high inflation/labor shortage crisis
3. Always be polite, respectful, kind when contacting your elected officials
4. Share how high taxes/inflation impact you

Contact the Salem Mayor & City Council today.

Salem Mayor Chris Hoy
555 Liberty St. SE, Room 220, Salem, OR 97301
[email protected]

Virginia Stapleton
City Councilor for Ward 1, Council President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7801

Linda Nishioka
City Councilor for Ward 2
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7802

Trevor Phillips
City Councilor for Ward 3
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7803

Deanna Gwyn
City Councilor for Ward 4
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7804

Jose Gonzalez
City Councilor for Ward 5
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7905

Julie Hoy
City Councilor for Ward 6
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7806

Vanessa Nordyke
City Councilor for Ward 7
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7907

Micki Varney
City Councilor for Ward 8
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503-399-7808



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