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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the official web site of the City of Portland, Oregon

General Information: 503-823-4000

E-mail: cityinfo@portlandoregon.gov

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204

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Federal Poverty Guideline

The federal poverty guideline is issued each year in the Federal Register by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The guidelines are used for administrative purposes — for instance, determining financial eligibility for certain federal programs. The Arts Tax uses this guideline for determining whether a household is exempt from paying the tax.

2019 Poverty Guideline

Persons in Household Poverty Guideline
1 $12,490
2 $16,910
3 $21,330
4 $25,750
5 $30,170
6 $34,590
7 $39,010
8 $43,430

For households with more than eight (8) persons, add $4,420 for each additional person.

Prior years poverty guidelines