Anderson Economic Group studies what’s called tax burden, the actual taxes paid by businesses in each state. The 2016 report shows all businesses in Oregon face the lowest burden. “If you care about what do (businesses) actually pay, it’s lower in Oregon,” said Alex Rosaen, director of public policy and economic analysis for the Anderson Economic Group.
Rosaen co-authored a report that’s now cited in ads and on the campaign trail by supporters of a proposed 2.5 percent tax on C-corporations that sell over $25 million in Oregon each year. The tax would pull in around $3 billion a year, swelling the state’s general fund coffers by a third.