Oregon State Income Tax
Tax Year 2014
Oregon Income Tax Table
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The Oregon Income Tax
Oregon collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Like the Federal Income Tax, Oregon's income tax allows couples filing jointly to pay a lower overall rate on their combined income with wider tax brackets for joint filers.
Oregon's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Oregon's %. You can learn more about how the Oregon income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.
Oregon's high income taxes are partially due to the fact that Oregon has no state sales tax. Tax brackets for earnings under under $125,000 are indexed for inflation and adjusted yearly, while tax brackets over $125,000 are only changed explicitly by statute. To help offset high state income taxes, Oregon taxpayers can deduct up to $6,100 of Federal income tax from their Oregon taxable income.
Residents who claim the Earned Income Tax Credit on their federal tax returns can also qualify for the Oregon EITC. The Oregon EITC is 6% of your federal credit, with a minimum credit of $24. Low-income Oregon taxpayers may qualify for free legal or tax help though Oregon DOR recognized charities. To see if you qualify, you can call Legal Aid Services of Oregon at 1-888-610-8764.
Owed tax not paid by the April 15th due-date is subject to an immediate penalty of 5% and recurring 9% annual interest until paid. If you have any questions, you can contact the Oregon Department of Revenue's Salem headquarters toll free (from inside Oregon) at 1-800-356-4222. Out of state callers can reach the Department by calling 503-378-4988, or by emailing [email protected]
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Oregon Tax Deductions
Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Oregon income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Oregon tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Oregon, see the list of Oregon income tax deductions.
- Unlike many other states, Oregon has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Oregon income tax return.
- Oregon has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.
- Unlike most states, Oregon does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.
- Oregon allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Oregon tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Oregon standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Oregon and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Oregon itemized deductions.
Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Oregon income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Oregon tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.
How To File Your Oregon Income Tax Return
Where To Send Your Oregon Tax Return
Oregon Department of Revenue 955 Center Street NE Salem Or. 97301-2555
Income Tax Returns (No Payment)
Oregon Department of Revenue PO Box 14700 Salem OR. 97309-0930
Income Tax Returns (Payment Enclosed)
Oregon department of Revenue, PO Box 14555 Salem OR. 97309-0940
e-Filing: Submit Your Oregon Tax Return Online
You can save time and money by electronically filing your Oregon income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Oregon tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.
To e-file your Oregon and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.
The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.
Getting Your Oregon Tax Refund
If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Oregon, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.
It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.
Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Oregon tax refund, you can visit the Oregon Income Tax Refund page.
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- Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
- Before the official 2017 Oregon income tax rates are released, provisional 2017 tax rates are based on Oregon's 2016 income tax brackets.
- The 2017 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Oregon and Tax Foundation data.
- Oregon tax forms are sourced from the Oregon income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Oregon forms you are using are up-to-date.