City Payroll Tax Funds Community Safety

In June 2019, the City Council passed the Community Safety Payroll Tax to provide faster, more efficient safety responses, deter crime, connect people to services, engage and help at-risk youth, support more investigations and court services, and add jail beds. Monies raised will fund improvements to police, 911, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, Municipal Court, homelessness services and prevention programs.

Starting January 1, 2021, your employer will automatically withhold this tax— just like the personal income tax—so you don’t have to do or change anything. A new item for the City of Eugene’s Community Safety Payroll Tax will appear on your paystub. Unlike the personal income tax, there’s no withholding exemption for this tax. This tax applies to all employees who's assignment is for a client based inside the City of Eugene, whether you live in or outside of the city.

City Payroll Tax Funds Community Safety For more information on how the tax revenues will be used or the tax itself, go to

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