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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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BTP: Federal Health Care Premium Credit

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Business Tax Policy: Federal Health Care Premium Credit

According to Revenue Bureau Administrative Rule 600.93-4A (Self-Employment Tax Deduction and Health Care Premium Deduction), self-employed individuals who are allowed a federal adjustment for a portion of their health insurance expenses may take a deduction which equals the federal deduction as an adjustment to net income for business license and business income tax purposes.

In certain circumstances, a federal credit (such as the Health Coverage Tax Credit) can be claimed in lieu of the federal deduction. In cases where this credit is taken by self-employed individuals and there is a corresponding modification (subtraction) allowed by the State of Oregon, the City of Portland and Multnomah County will allow a subtraction on line 4 of Form SP for the amount of the health insurance premiums allowed as a subtraction by Oregon.

2/28/12                                             Thomas Lannom
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Date                                                 Director, Revenue Bureau

Adopted: 2/28/2012