Corporate Taxes http://nwpr.org en State Secret: Why You Can't See Boeing's Tax Bill http://nwpr.org/post/state-secret-why-you-cant-see-boeings-tax-bill <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/11/111913AJ_BusinessTaxes_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Washington lawmakers recently rushed into special session to pass $8.7 billion in aerospace tax breaks. The aim: to land Boeing’s next generation 777 airplane. But how much does Boeing – or any other major company in Washington - pay in taxes?<p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:11:05 +0000 Austin Jenkins 37577 at http://nwpr.org State Secret: Why You Can't See Boeing's Tax Bill Republicans Fail In Attempt To Extend 'Nike Deal' To Other Businesses http://nwpr.org/post/republicans-fail-attempt-extend-nike-deal-other-businesses <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/06/061213CL_nikedeal_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Oregon lawmakers have turned away an attempt to expand a tax deal offered to athletic apparel giant Nike last year. Democrats in the Oregon Senate Wednesday rejected a Republican measure to freeze the way taxes are calculated on businesses.<p>Last December, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber called a one-day special legislative session. The sole purpose: To craft a measure that gave Oregon-based Nike so-called "tax certainty." Their tax rate isn't guaranteed. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:05:19 +0000 Person: Chris Lehman 29234 at http://nwpr.org Republicans Fail In Attempt To Extend 'Nike Deal' To Other Businesses Increased Corporate Tax Collections Could Trigger Oregon's Kicker Rebate http://nwpr.org/post/increased-corporate-tax-collections-could-trigger-oregons-kicker-rebate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/05/051613CL_McMullen_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Better-than-expected tax collections could trigger Oregon's unique kicker law, at least for corporations. The rebate is issued if revenues exceed initial projections by more than two percent. A newly released revenue forecast noted Thursday that business taxes have been robust enough to cross that threshold.<p>But state economist Mark McMullen says a final tally won't be made until later this year. "We believe that a kicker is better than a 50-50 shot. But not a sure thing. Thu, 16 May 2013 23:11:32 +0000 Chris Lehman 27670 at http://nwpr.org Union-Backed Group Files Corporate Tax Hike Initiatives http://nwpr.org/post/union-backed-group-files-corporate-tax-hike-initiatives <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/042613CL_taxinitiatives_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Two days after a proposed tax hike faltered in the Oregon House, a union-backed group has filed initiatives to raise taxes on corporations. The move by Our Oregon Friday could be a repeat of a bitter tax fight three years ago.<p>Our Oregon has successfully led two tax campaigns in the last few years. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:28:41 +0000 Chris Lehman 26558 at http://nwpr.org Nike Proposal Cheered, Jeered At First Hearing http://nwpr.org/post/nike-proposal-cheered-jeered-first-hearing <p></p><p>The proposal to give Nike certainty on the way its Oregon income taxes are calculated is winning both cheers and jeers at the state capitol. Lawmakers and interest groups are suggesting several changes to Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan, which will come before a special session of the legislature Friday. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:10:01 +0000 Chris Lehman 19777 at http://nwpr.org Nike Proposal Cheered, Jeered At First Hearing