Economic development leaders in Oregon have pressed the state to consider a major reform to the state's business tax incentive structure. Their main aim? A complete overhaul of a manufacturing tax credit program, an action undertaken after a renewable energy firm that benefited from the incentive recently closed shop.
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The overarching theme of the recent fiscal cliff discussion is taxing. Tax rates have been at the center of talks, and while personal income has been the most publicized and politicized tax rate in particular, employers in several states are more worried about potential increases in the federal unemployment tax (FUTA).