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Where tax dollars go

People pay state income taxes every year…
but where does all the money go?

The money goes to pay for services that people in Oregon have decided are important—like schools, public safety, parks, and social services.

Who gets the money?

The pie chart shows how the money is divided. Each piece of the pie stands for many different state agencies that provide services. We’ve added links for a few of these state agencies. Check out their Web sites to find out how income tax money is being spent.


Where Tax Dollars Go

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Understanding Federal Taxes

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