Oregon Political Tax Credit

Your contribution can make a difference to our organization as we seek to inform, equip and inspire the next generation of Oregon leaders—and it doesn’t have to cost you anything!

Yes, really.

Through our tax system, the State of Oregon gives each tax-paying Oregonian* a $50 gift. But you can’t keep it. You either pay it back in state taxes—or donate it to a qualified political committee like Emerging Leaders for Oregon in order to take advantage of this tax credit.

Since Emerging Leaders for Oregon has a political action committee, if you file an Oregon tax return, you may be eligible for the Oregon Political Tax Credit which allows you to make a contribution of up to $50 or $100 to committees like ours and receive every dollar of it back when you file your income tax return next year.

In other words, you can take a portion of your state taxes and donate it to support an emerging group of leaders in Oregon and make your tax dollars useful for our state’s future. 

This is not a deduction. It is a tax credit. That means that if you owe money to the state at the end of the year, you will owe up to $100 less. If you are due a refund, your refund will be that much more.

Use it or lose it, before December 31st and help support the next generation of leaders in Oregon. 

The Fine Print

Must use before the end of 2015 to qualify. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. The official committee name is ELO PAC. 

*Due to a recent change in Oregon law, individuals with adjusted gross income over $100,000 or joint filers with combined income exceeding $200,000 no longer qualify for the Political Tax Credit. You can consult your tax advisor for more information.