Communities for Sensible Schools is a political action committee.  While donations are not tax deductible, they will qualify dollar-for-dollar for the Oregon Political Tax Credit of $50 per person or $100 per couple.

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Communities for Sensible Schools
3300 NW 185th Ave., Box 374
Portland, OR 97229


Your contribution can make a big difference in our efforts—and it doesn’t have to cost you anything!

If you file an Oregon tax return, you may be eligible for the Oregon Political Tax Credit which allows you to make a contribution of up to $100 (married filing jointly, $50 individual filers) to the Communities for Sensible Schools Political Action Committee and receive every dollar of it back when you file your income tax return next year.

This is not a deduction. It is a tax credit. That means that if you owe money to the state at the end of the year, you will owe up to $100 less. If you are due a refund, your refund will be that much more.

Through our tax system, the State of Oregon gives each tax-paying Oregonian a $50 gift. But you can’t keep it. You either pay it back in state taxes—or donate it to a qualified political committee like Communities for Sensible Schools in order to take advantage of this tax credit.

The political tax credit only is available for joint filers who make $150K or less or single filers who make $75K or less.

Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Top contributor(s): Bart Rask, Ben Wolfe, Lawrence Matthews.