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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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ALERT: Phishing Attempt Notification

The City of Portland’s Revenue Division has been notified of a ‘phishing’ attempt notifying the public about renewing their business licenses. If you have received this email, please delete it. This email was not sent by the Revenue Division or the City of Portland. An image of the phishing email is below.

Image of phishing email

The Office of Management and Finance issued a press release about the incident.

If you have any questions about the Business License Tax, please call the Revenue Division at (503) 823-5157.

Business Line Fax Number Issue Resolved

UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. Documents faxed between 12/11/19 through 12/13/19, 12:30PM did not go through. Please resubmit your documents faxed between that time period.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

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ISSUE: Our business line fax number 503-823-5192 is temporarily down. Please mail or upload your documents by going to www.portlandoregon.gov/apps/mcbit

Thank you for your patience while we work on resolving the problem.

Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Portland Revenue Division will hold a public hearing on administrative rules interpreting the Business License Law. The proposed administrative rules relate to the implementation of the recently-enacted Portland Clean Energy Surcharge, which is applicable to Large Retailers with Retail Sales within the City of Portland. 

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Time: 10:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Place: Columbia Square 8th Floor Conference Room B, 111 SW Columbia Street, Portland, Oregon 97201 

Written testimony is encouraged and will be accepted at the hearing and at the Division through 5:00 P.M., Friday, April 5, 2019. Copies of the proposed administrative rules may be obtained by visiting the Portland Clean Energy Initiative page. 

Taxpayer Impact Analysis to the Proposed Changes to the Business License Law

The Mayor’s fiscal year 2018-2019 Proposed Budget was released on April 30, 2018. It proposes to amend the Portland Business License Law (Portland City Code Chapter 7.02) by increasing the Owner’s Compensation Deduction to $125,000 per owner (from the current $103,500) and increasing the tax rate to 2.6% (from the current 2.2%). Review the Taxpayer Impact Analysis, and calculate how it may affect your business.

2018 Tax Calculator (Based on Proposed Changes)

The Mayor’s fiscal year 2018-2019 Proposed Budget was released on April 30, 2018. It proposes to amend the Portland Business License Law (Portland City Code Chapter 7.02) by increasing the Owner’s Compensation Deduction to $125,000 per owner (from the current $103,500) and increasing the tax rate to 2.6% (from the current 2.2%). Calculate how the proposed law changes would impact your City taxes.