On November 6, 2012, Portland voters passed the Arts Education and Access Income Tax (Arts Tax). This new income tax will fund Portland school teachers and art focused non-profit organizations in Portland.
Each Portland resident, age 18 and older, must file either:
- Arts Tax Return
- Request an Arts Tax Exemption
If due, the Arts Tax is $35 per person. The Arts Tax Exemption applies if the combined household income, including social security and other nontaxable income, is at or below the federal poverty level. If the Household Exemption does not apply, you must file an Arts Tax Return.
Due date is May 15, 2013. More info available here.