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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue Division

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

Business Taxes: 503-823-5157

111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201

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Federal Poverty Guideline

The federal poverty guideline is issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The guidelines are used for administrative purposes — for instance, determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs. The Arts Tax uses this guideline for determining whether a household is exempt from paying the tax.

2015 Poverty Guideline

Persons in Household Poverty Guideline
1 $11,770
2 $15,930
3 $20,090
4 $24,250
5 $28,410
6 $32,570
7 $36,730
8 $40,890

For households with more than eight (8) persons, add $4,160 for each additional person.