In May 2020, voters in greater Portland approved a Measure to fund supportive housing services for people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. This program will provide funding for housing assistance and wraparound services, with the goal of ending chronic homelessness in the region. The program is funded, in part, by a business income tax on net income for businesses with gross receipts above $5 million that operate in Metro's jurisdiction.
Metro, in coordination with the City of Portland Revenue Division, will hold a public hearing on administrative rules interpreting the Business License Law, Multnomah County Business Income Tax Law and Metro Business Income Tax Law.
The proposed administrative rules relate the three jurisdictions’ adoption of Oregon’s market-based sourcing apportionment. The effect of these rules is to sunset them due to adopting Oregon’s market-based sourcing and other apportionment statutes and rules. These rules will not apply to tax years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2023.
The hearing will be held on Thursday Sept. 21, 2023 from 2 to 3 p.m.
Oral or written testimony
Send an email to [email protected] if you want to provide testimony during the hearing. We will send a Microsoft Teams meeting invitation approximately one week prior to the hearing. The hearing will be recorded which is a public record. The hearing may close early depending upon the number of people providing oral testimony.
Written testimony is encouraged and will be accepted both prior to and after the hearing through 5 p.m. on Monday Oct. 23, 2023.
Comments may also be sent by mail at:
City of Portland Revenue Division
111 SW Columbia Street, Suite 600
Portland, Oregon 97201
For any additional comments, questions or concerns, send email to [email protected].