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Office of Management & Finance

Revenue

Phone: 503-823-5157

Arts Tax: 503-865-4278

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.

2014 Poverty Guideline

Persons in Household Poverty Guideline
1 $11,670
2 $15,730
3 $19,790
4 $23,850
5 $27,910
6 $31,970
7 $36,030
8 $40,090

For households with more than eight (8) persons, add $4,060 for each additional person.