This apple pie – especially if it is made in Oregon – is a prime example of why the gross receipts tax (GRT) model being considered by the Legislature is a bad idea – and costly for consumers.
By the time this pie gets to a dessert plate, the pyramiding impact of the GRT could have taxed it six times or more, according to a Washington State study. In fact, food is hit more than any other product by a GRT, and we know much of that cost gets passed through to consumers in higher prices.
Do we really want to make food that much more expensive? Please join us in telling legislators that a gross receipts tax is a bad idea for Oregon.
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