OFF PAC is the political action committee of the Oregon Firearms Federation.
Originally founded to battle the notorious “Measure 5,” (Sheriff Noelle’s Scam) your contributions to OFF-PAC are used to help elect men and women who still believe in your God given right to self protection.
More importantly, OFFPAC is the single best way to torpedo the campaigns of candidates who think your freedoms are negotiable.
Your contributions to OFFPAC qualify for a credit on your Oregon State income tax.
Contributions of up to $50.00 for an individual and $100.00 for a married couple can be taken right off your Oregon State tax bill.
That means money that would have gone to the government can go to OFFPAC and its efforts to keep freedom haters out of office. In other words, your ution could cost you NOTHING.
Oregon’s tax credit for PAC’s is a great deal, but many are confused about the rules. Below we’ve listed some facts about PAC’s you should know.
New rules for contributions are in effect, retroactively to August 29th 2005.
Now if your contribution is more than $100.00 we are required to request the name and location of your employer, and your occupation. A specific occupation is required, such as Medical Doctor. “Businessman” is not accepted. In the past we needed to collect that information if your donation was greater than $50.00. Please note that in the past we only needed an occupation OR an employer’s address. Now we need both, but ONLY if your donation is greater than $100.00.
The tax write off remains the same. You may contribute as much as you like, however, the tax credit limit is $50.00 for an individual and $100.00 for a married couple per year.
Only personal information on contributions of over $100.00 is now reported to the Secretary of State, but that refers to your total contributions in a “reporting period.” In years where there are elections, the primary is one “reporting period” and the general election (and for some months into the following year) is a second “reporting period.” So if you gave $100.00 during the primary and $100.00 during the general, your personal information need not be reported to the Secretary of State.
The person who signs the check or owns the credit card is considered the utor, unless you indicate otherwise. So, the information about name and occupation needs to be from the “giver.”
However, if, for example, your spouse signs a check, but the contribution is from you, you need only tell us that and you will be reported as the contributor regardless of who signed the check or owns the credit card. We do NOT need the occupation of both husband and wife for you to take advantage of the $100.00 tax credit, only the person who is considered the contributor.
A husband and wife can donate together. For example, if you and your spouse both want to ute $100.00, a single check for $200.00 can be sent. If you indicate that each partner uted $100.00, each partner would be below the reportable limit, and you need not share information about your employer or occupation, unless later in the “reporting period,” one or both of you ute more and your total for the “reporting period” is over $100.00. However, be advised that the limit for the tax credit remains $100.00 for a married couple filing together.
Please call us if you have any question about the best way to take advantage of this credit.