Will public employees have to pay the payroll tax?

Yes, all employees earning wages and salaries within the City of Eugene would pay the employee portion of the payroll tax – including public employees.

Public employers would be exempt from the proposed payroll tax because intergovernmental taxation is prohibited. Without express authority, one government entity cannot tax another.

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1. Why do the City’s community safety services need more funding?
2. How did the Council decide on a payroll tax?
3. What is a payroll tax?
4. How will the City be held accountable with money earned from the payroll tax?
5. Who will be on the community review panel?
6. Will public employees have to pay the payroll tax?
7. What do I get for my money?
8. Why isn’t money from the marijuana tax, or other taxes, being used instead of a payroll tax?
9. How is it legal that I can be taxed for local services if I don't live in Eugene and don't have representation there? (i.e., no taxation without representation)