Metro is a regional government authority for three counties in the greater Portland, Oregon area: Clackamas County, Multnomah County, and Washington County. On May 19, 2020, Metro voters approved Ballot Measure 26-210. The measure imposes new local personal and business income taxes in the tri-county Metro region, beginning with the 2021 tax year.
Proceeds from the taxes will be used to combat homelessness within the Metro district.
The measure leaves numerous questions regarding the taxes unanswered.
We anticipate that Metro will issue guidance this year regarding the implementation of the new taxes. Metro may also address some of these issues by ordinance.
If you would like to know more about the proposed taxes, please contact one of our Oregon tax partners: John Gadon, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503.778.2130, or Eric Kodesch, email@example.com, 503.778.2107.
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