Arts Tax: 503-865-4278
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
This committee is charged with reviewing the expenditures, progress and outcomes of the Arts Education & Access Fund and reporting their findings annually to City Council. Photo by Amy Graves, Right Brain Initiative.
India Cultural Association: Young participants at the India Festival perform a traditional children dance
Returns postmarked on or after November 1, 2013 will be assessed a $15 late penalty.
The Arts Education and Access Income Tax (Arts Tax) will fund Portland school teachers and art focused non-profit organizations in Portland.
Each Portland resident, age 18 and older, must file either:
One or more people in the household earn income above the federal poverty level and have $1,000 or more income (tax due); OR
You have less than $1,000 of income (do not include income from social security) but live with a spouse or parent that has income above the federal poverty level (no tax due); OR
Your income is only social security benefits, including disability benefits (no tax due)
Returns postmarked on or after November 1, 2013 will be assessed a $15 late penalty
Your household is at or below the federal poverty level (all income, including social security, is counted to determine if you qualify) (no tax due)
If due, the Arts Tax is $35 per person. Avoid online convenience fees by selecting mail-in check or ACH payment (electronic check). There is a $0.99 online convenience fee when paying with Visa or MasterCard (credit card or debit card charged as credit).
If you have already filed, but have a balance due, you can use your confirmation number to pay an Arts Tax bill (by ACH, Visa or MasterCard).
Call 503-865-4ART (4278) to speak to a customer service representative Monday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or email email@example.com.