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Portland (OR) & Vancouver (WA) Tax Comparison

There has been increasing interest from many of our clients and other contacts in understanding the differences in state and local taxation between Oregon and Washington. These differences could be relevant for individuals deciding where they may reside and businesses deciding where to locate and operate. This tax comparison more specifically compares a variety of state and local taxes or assessments for Clark County, Washington, with Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas counties in Oregon.

The summary is based on information available as of 1-1-2021. As noted on the document, the information provided is a very brief summary of each component and is NOT intended as a tool for compliance. Any actual location decision, whether for an individual or business, should include a thorough analysis of your particular facts with a qualified tax professional. Hopefully, this information helps you decide whether you would like to look into the tax issues relating to location further.

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Disclaimer: The information contained in this communication, including attachments and enclosures, is not intended to be a complete analysis of all related issues. Nor is it sufficient to avoid tax-related penalties. It has been prepared for informational purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and Perkins & Company, its members, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.