Thursday, 6 October 2016

Portland arts tax will be decided by Oregon Supreme Court

The legality of Portland's controversial arts tax will be decided once and for all – by the Oregon Supreme Court.

Justices last month opted to take the case even though a Multnomah County judge and the state Court of Appeals have each ruled the tax is legal under Oregon's constitution.

But the review doesn't necessarily mean the tax will be overturned. Rather, the case seemingly drew interest from the Supreme Court as a first chance to set precedent on the topic of a constitutionally prohibited "head tax."


Continue reading : http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/10/portland_arts_tax_will_be_deci.html

Comment by SWJon 7 hours ago
Portland's Clown Tax is actually unconstitutional, moreover its NOT deductible from your Federal taxes (as an itemized deduction) regardless what those nincompoops at the City Revenue Bureau say on their website.

Other States' constitutions permit head taxes.  IRS says those are NOT deductible.

Continue reading : http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2016/10/portland_arts_tax_will_be_deci.html

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