Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Portland State University's ballot measure Payroll Tax

Portland State University's ballot measure meets the constitutional requirements to appear before voters in November — a Multnomah County Circuit judge has ruled.

The Portland Business Alliance had filed a challenge to the $35 million ballot initiative, arguing it failed to meet the constitutional requirement of being a single issue.

The measure would institute a payroll tax on metro-area businesses to pay for scholarships.

But the court battles are ongoing. Both the PBA and the petitioners have challenged the wording of the measure.

"The court is still sorting through the ballot title challenges that we and the proponents filed,"' said PBA President and CEO Sandra McDonough in a statement.

"This is important because the wording on the ballot and the petition must accurately portray what the measure will actually do."


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Friday, April 15, 2016

Need more time to prepare your federal tax return?

Need more time to prepare your federal tax return? This form provides information on how to apply for an extension of time to file. Please be aware that an extension of time to file your return does not grant you any extension of time to pay your taxes. April 18 is the deadline for most to pay taxes owed and avoid penalty and interest charges.