YOUR DONATION IS APPRECIATED!
Here are some of things we're doing with your generous donations in 2019:
Increasing voter registration numbers
Recruiting new volunteers and PCPs to help us with our Voter Registration and GOTV efforts
Recruiting and training candidates for all levels of office
Preparing for 2020 by opening a Washington County GOP election office with phone bank capabilities
Participating in local events including the Washington County Fair and local parades.
Update our website and database
The Washington County Republican Party is 100% volunteer run. Your donations go entirely toward activities to get our Republicans elected and measures passed that line up with our values.
One time and monthly donations
You can invest in the Washington County Republican party by making an automatic monthly payment though Andedot. Will you donate $5, $10, $25, $50, or even $100 a month to help us turn Washington County republican red? Making a one time payment? That's great too!
Or you can mail a check made payable to the Washington County Republican Party to:
The Washington County Republican Party
PO Box 122
Beaverton, OR 97075
When you mail your check, please be sure to add a note with your 1) name, 2) address, 3) your occupation, 4) your employer, and 5) your employer city. This is required by Campaign Finance laws and will not be used for any other purpose or shared with anyone.
The Oregon Political Tax Credit: It's your fifty bucks - use it or lose it!
Through our tax system, the State of Oregon gives each tax-paying Oregonian a $50 gift. But you can't keep it. Instead, you must either pay it back in state taxes -- or donate it to a qualified political campaign or cause.
To put it another way: By donating $50 to a political campaign of your choice, you can reduce your taxes or increase your refund by that same $50 (assuming you pay at least $50 in taxes). That's right: it's a full 100% credit, not a deduction.
The bottom line? By contributing $50 to the Washington County Republican party, you can help restore the sanity to Oregon - and it won't cost you a dime. Married, filing jointly? It's $50 per person - so you and your spouse can donate $100 and get it all back!
One note: As of the 2014 tax year, tax credit is only available to single adults with incomes under $100,000 and joint filers with income under $200,000.
How do you claim the $50 tax credit?
You'll find it on line 37 of the Form 40, the long form.
If you filled out the short form, Form 40S, it's on line 16, "Other credits". The credit is identified by entering 723 in 16A and the amount in 16B.
There are some limitations. Here's what the state tax instructions say:
Political contribution credit. Fill in your total political contributions, but not more than $100 on a joint return or $50 on all others. You must have contributed money during [the calendar year] to any of the following:
A political party.
A qualified candidate (or the candidate’s principal campaign committee) for federal, state, or local office to be voted for in Oregon.
A political action committee certified in Oregon.
So, basically any candidate or measure on the ballot in Oregon, any political party, or any political committee registered in Oregon. (But not a 501c3 nonprofit; those are deductible elsewhere.) More info from the state of Oregon.
One more thing: The Oregon Political Tax Credit is not a refundable credit. So, if your taxes are already zero, then you won't get you $50 back.