Oregon's new transportation tax goes into effect Sunday

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Oregon’s new transportation tax went into effect Sunday.

That means if you work in Oregon, you’ll see a small amount deducted from your wages.

The Oregon Department of Revenue said the statewide tax will be one-tenth of one percent of your wages, or $1 for every $1,000 you earn.

The transit tax was part of House Bill 2017, also known as the "transportation package."

Revenue from the tax will go to finance investments in and improvements to public transportation throughout the state of Oregon, except for light rail. For more information on how the tax revenues will be used, visit www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Pages/HB2017.aspx.

To learn more about the tax, visit www.oregon.gov/dor.

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