Oregon Statutes - Chapter 316 - Personal Income Tax - Section 316.003 - Goals.

(1) The goals of the Legislative Assembly are to achieve for Oregonís citizens a tax system which recognizes:

(a) Fairness and equity as its basic values; and

(b) That the total tax system should use seven guiding principles as measures by which to evaluate tax proposals.

(2) Those guiding principles are:

(a) Ability to pay;

(b) Fairness;

(c) Efficiency;

(d) Even distribution;

(e) The tax system should be equitable where the minimum aspects of a fair system are:

(A) That it shields genuine subsistence income from taxation;

(B) That it is not regressive; and

(C) That it imposes approximately the same tax burden on all households earning the same income;

(f) Adequacy; and

(g) Flexibility.

(3) To meet those goals of Oregonís tax system, any tax must be considered in conjunction with the effects of all other taxes on Oregonians. [1991 c.457 §1a]

Note: 316.003 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 316 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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