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Bill to refund Oregon taxes on stimulus checks was ‘held hostage’ – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-22 16:53:20 –

Oregon’s tax habit meant that the state had raised $ 300 million in stimulus payments.

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Portland, Oregon (KOIN) — Oregon’s efforts to reimburse the hundreds of millions of dollars in personal income tax collected by federal stimulus appear to be stalled.

Oregon’s tax habits have forced approximately 900,000 Oregon citizens to pay an additional $ 300 million in state tax on their 2020 tax returns.

In an email sent to KOIN 6 News, the viewer said, “Oregon has our money. I’m worried that it would be very difficult to give it up without public pressure.” Is written.

Senator Dick Anderson submits bill Refunds will be made to taxpayers in March. Senate Bill 842 would have required the Revenue Department to send people a check to refund the tax deducted from the stimulus check, just as Oregon’s “kicker” tax refund would be processed. Despite gaining considerable support and even hearings, the bill did not move forward.

“It became clear that it had been taken hostage,” Anderson said. “As you know, there is something about money and the legislature’s desire to stick to it.”

Anderson said he was disappointed that the Oregons couldn’t get the money back so far. He said some of the concerns seem to be how difficult it is to issue a refund, as people have already filed taxes.

Anderson said he would consider revisiting the issue, but not until 2022. It is unclear if there is sufficient support to pass the bill in the future, as the bill once failed.

KOIN 6 News also sought comments from Senators Ginny Birdick and Nancy Nathanson, but neither was available.

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