Arts Tax: 503-865-4278
Business Taxes: 503-823-5157
111 SW Columbia St, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97201
Following the guidance provided from the Oregon Department of Revenue (March 25, 2020 news release, Revenue Director’s Order 2020-02, and their April 29, 2020 news release), the Revenue Division has made the following updates for relief due to the COVID-19 emergency:
At the direction of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, the Revenue Division office will be closed effective 3/17/2020 until further notice by direction of the Mayor. We will be unable to answer phone calls during this time. We are still available to assist the public through email. Please expect longer than normal response times during the closure.
For Arts Tax questions: ArtsTaxHelp@portlandoregon.gov
For Transient Lodging Tax questions: TLTax@portlandoregon.gov
For Business Tax and other Revenue Division program questions: BizTaxHelp@portlandoregon.gov
The City of Portland’s Revenue Division has been notified of a ‘phishing’ attempt notifying the public about renewing their business licenses. If you have received this email, please delete it. This email was not sent by the Revenue Division or the City of Portland. An image of the phishing email is below.
The Office of Management and Finance issued a press release about the incident.
If you have any questions about the Business License Tax, please call the Revenue Division at (503) 823-5157.
UPDATE: This issue has been resolved. Documents faxed between 12/11/19 through 12/13/19, 12:30PM did not go through. Please resubmit your documents faxed between that time period.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
ISSUE: Our business line fax number 503-823-5192 is temporarily down. Please mail or upload your documents by going to www.portlandoregon.gov/apps/mcbit.
Thank you for your patience while we work on resolving the problem.
Starting with the 2016 tax year, the extended due date of the Oregon Form 20 (Corporate Excise Tax Return) and Form 20-INC (Corporate Income Tax Return) is one month later than the extended due date of the Combined Tax Return. For calendar year 2016 taxpayers, the Oregon extended due date of November 15 is one month after the City/County (Combined Tax Return) October 15 extended due date. This is problematic as the City/County return is based on the figures reported on the Oregon return.
Typically, the Oregon return is finalized at the same time as the federal return (which is due one month earlier), so this discrepancy should not impact many taxpayers. If you are not able to finalize your Oregon return by the extended due date of the Combined Tax Return, you will be granted a grace period for penalty assessments as long as your Combined Tax Return is filed by the Oregon extended due date. If you are assessed a penalty under these circumstances, it will be waived upon request. However, there will be no waiver or reduction of interest due that results from the discrepancy.