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Oregonians could see record $1.9 billion 'kicker' next year

If the projections hold, the refund would be Oregon's largest-ever kicker.

Posted: Aug 25, 2021 12:06 PM
Updated: Aug 25, 2021 12:08 PM

SALEM, Ore. (AP) Oregon could send out a massive $1.9 billion ''kicker'' tax refund next year due to surging income tax receipts.

If the projections hold, the refund -- which takes the form of credits on 2021 tax returns filed next year -- would be Oregon's largest-ever kicker.

The state's unique kicker tax law sends money back to taxpayers whenever personal income tax revenues come in at least 2% above initial projections during a two-year budget cycle.

The new projection was delivered to a joint meeting of state senators and representatives Wednesday morning, Oregon Public Broadcasting reported.

In May, economic forecasters had anticipated the state would see a $1.4 billion kicker. Under the anticipated kicker, the median income taxpayer would receive a $420 credit on this year's state taxes.

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