Estate tax, corporate 'kicker' certified for Oregon ballot

Estate tax, corporate 'kicker' certified for Oregon ballot

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon voters will be deciding two tax questions this November.

The Secretary of State's Office on Friday certified separate proposed ballot measures that would eliminate the estate tax and the corporate "kicker" tax rebates. Officials also certified the second of two ballot measures that, taken together, would authorize a private casino outside Portland.

Altogether, Oregon voters will decide on nine ballot measures this year.

The estate tax measure would phase out inheritance taxes assessed to estates worth at least $1 million. The "kicker" measure would eliminate the tax rebates for corporations, which are paid when corporate income tax revenue exceeds projections.

With Friday's announcement, election officials have finished their reviews of proposed ballot measures.

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