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Office of Management & Finance

Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services

Phone: 503-823-5288

Fax: 503-823-5384

1120 SW 5th Avenue, Rm 1250, Portland, OR 97204

Isn't this just a double tax?

No.  Like Federal and State governments, the City and the County have separate responsibilities and separate taxes.

The City of Portland Business License Tax is paid to the City's General Fund and is used to pay for several City programs.

The Multnomah County Business Income Tax is paid to the County's General Fund and is used to pay for County-mandated programs, such as:

  • Public Health
  • Community Safety (Sheriff, Jails Operations)
  • Office of the District Attorney