Portland, Ore., shares new tax system with its neighbors
When a local government launches a shiny new integrated tax system, word gets around, apparently.
After Portland, Oregon, launched a new tax platform last summer, neighboring jurisdictions that wanted help administering their taxes were quick to reach out, a city official told StateScoop. Rachele Gorsegner, who manages Portland’s Business Solutions division, said the city accepted requests from two local agencies — Oregon Metro, which manages local facilities including the Oregon Zoo, cemeteries and several convention centers; and surrounding Multnomah County.
It’s a good arrangement because now those agencies won’t have to wait for the State of Oregon to be ready to administer their taxes, and it gives Portland a chance to use its new tool, Gorsegner said.