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Thursday, December 18, 2003  

OREGONIANS: GIVE DOUGH NOW

If you want to help the liberal cause, you need to pull out your pocketbooks. But here's the really good news for Oregon residents: you can deduct the first fifty bucks (or $100 for couples) from your 2003 Oregon tax bill.

The Oregon Bus Project describes the process:

Currently, Oregon allows its citizens a tax credit ($100 for couples, $50 for individuals) for donations to political action committees, also known as PACs. But this credit is only available until December 31, 2003. If you don't make your PAC donation by then, you'll lose the opportunity to claim this special credit forever.

It won't cost you anything - despite what you may have heard about getting something for nothing.

Here's how it works: You send your $100 or $50 donation before December 31, and next April 13 as you're madly filling out your tax returns, you'll be able to take a credit for that same amount. That means you'll owe the state $100 or $50 less than you would have without making the donation.

This works with any PAC, of course, not just the Bus Project. They're a pretty good choice, though, so I'll include information about them here. I'm happy to post a list of how to give to other worthy PACs if people send me along their contact info. This is a great opportunity, folks, so I hope you all take advantage of it.

BusPAC
PO Box 15132
Portland, OR 97293
503.233.3018
email info@busproject.org.

posted by Jeff | 11:41 AM |
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