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Where do the taxes go?
Forest Products Harvest Tax (FPHT)
ORS 321.152 and ORS 321.185
 
Distribution percentages of Forest Products Harvest Tax receipts vary from one year to the next. The portion of money each recipient recovers depends on the portion of tax rate allocated to each agency. The portions of the tax rate allocated to the Department of Forestry's Forest Practices, Protection Fund, OSU College of Forestry, and to OSU Research are determined by the Legislature every two years. The Oregon Forest Resources Institute sets its rate annually based on guidelines established in law.

The Department of Revenue distributes Forest Products Harvest Tax quarterly. For 2014, the receipts are distributed as displayed in the chart below:
 

2014 Forest Products Harvest Tax Distribution
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Small Tract Forestland (STF) Severance Tax
ORS 321.751 and ORS 321.754
 
State law [ORS 321.751 (western Oregon) and ORS 321.754 (eastern Oregon)] directs the distribution of the STF Severance Tax receipts by the Department of Revenue. The Department of Revenue distributes the Severance Tax annually. The distribution is as follows:
 

2014 Small Tract Forestland Severance Tax Distribution
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The amount of money distributed to a county is determined by the percentage of the value of small tract forestland in that county to the total value of all STF forestland in eastern or western Oregon (example: If a county has 11 percent of the STF forestland value of the total STF value of all eastern Oregon counties, they would receive 11 percent of the total eastern Oregon STF Severance Tax receipts).