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Oregon 'kicker' rebate will be higher than early estimates

The size of the entire kicker rose from $1.5 to $1.6 billion this month, according to the Oregon Dept. of Revenue.

Posted: Nov 22, 2019 2:30 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's unique "kicker" rebate for taxpayers has gone up slightly from earlier estimates, according to a statement from the Oregon Department of Revenue on Friday.

The kicker 2018's tax year went from roughly $1.5 billion to $1.6 billion earlier this month, based on adjustments from the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis (OEA). Oregon distributes a kicker when tax revenue outstrips what state economists predict.

"The state hasn’t issued kicker checks since 2007," the Dept. of Revenue said. "The surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their 2019 state personal income tax returns filed in 2020."

To calculate the amount of your kicker credit, multiply your 2018 tax liability before any credits (line 22 on the 2018 Form OR-40) by 17.171 percent. Taxpayers who claimed a credit for tax paid to another state will need to subtract the credit amount from their liability before calculating the credit.

You're only eligible to claim the kicker if you filed a 2018 tax return and had tax due before credits. Even if you don't owe taxes for 2019, you still must file a 2019 tax return to claim your credit. There will be more information on how to claim your kicker in the 2019 Oregon personal income tax return instructions.

"Keep in mind, the state may use all or part of your refund, including the kicker, to pay any state debt, such as tax due for past years, child support, court fines, or school loans," the Dept. of Revenue said.

There will be a "What's My Kicker?" calculator on the Department of Revenue website in January. To calculate, you'll need to enter your name, Social Security Number, and filing status in 2018 and 2019.

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