Is There a Relationship Between Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law and Its High Estate Tax?

Oregon allows physician assisted suicide, but only for persons who are residents of Oregon. Oregon has one of the lowest estate tax exemptions in the country. Estates in excess of $1 million are subject to Oregon estate tax. Is a high estate tax the price that Oregon wants the terminally ill to pay for the right to commit suicide?

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  • 5 years ago
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    You have to get the money from somewhere.

    Since Oregon has no state income tax, having a low threshold for estate taxes is one way the state collects the money.

    Oregon's assisted suicide law has only been in effect since 2013.

    The low estate tax threshold has been in effect for a long time. In 2011, the state evaluated raising it to $1.5M but voted against the increase.

  • 5 years ago

    Consider the statistics of those who commit suicide. Who commits suicide more often, millionaire's or non-millionaire's

  • 5 years ago

    Use some common sense.

  • MadMan
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    LOL! No.

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