Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue (DOR)

When it comes to taxes, residents on both sides of river have something to complain about

Viewers in Southwest Washington responded en masse to a recent KATU News story about Oregonians applying for a sales tax refund in Washington. Source: When it comes to taxes, residents on both sides of river have something to complain about

Oregonians must pay Washington sales tax and file for a refund later. Are they?

Oregonians who shop in Washington can start to file a sales tax return with the state. But are they? Last year, Washington lawmakers changed the rules for Oregonians who shop in Washington. Previously, Oregon residents could show their ID card and be exempt from Washington sales tax. Last summer, that exemption was removed. Now, Oregonians […]
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Oregon’s unique, billion-dollar business tax greeted with confusion, consternation

The new corporate activity tax, which went into effect January 1, appears to be the largest tax hike in state history. Source: Oregon’s unique, billion-dollar business tax greeted with confusion, consternation – oregonlive.com

The DOR Issues Second Round of Temporary CAT Rules

Consistent with its plan announced late last year, this week the Oregon Department of Revenue (“DOR”) issued its second round of temporary administrative rules. This round of temporary rules was essentially a compilation of four draft rules the DOR issued during January, with no material changes. Source: The DOR Issues Second Round of Temporary CAT […]
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Department of Revenue plans 13-city education tour on Corporate Activity Tax

The Oregon Department of Revenue will host a series of meetings across the state in March to provide information to business taxpayers and tax professionals about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax. Source: Department of Revenue plans 13-city education tour on Corporate Activity Tax | State | eastoregonian.com

Tax season is here

Break out your records and receipts, the tax season is here. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began accepting federal tax returns on Monday and most source of income documents should have been sent by employers by Friday, meaning it’s time to start preparing to file your 2019 return. Source: Tax season is here | News […]
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Oregon CAT: Draft Rules Regarding the Wholesale Groceries Exclusion, the Retail Sale of Groceries Exclusion, and Property Resold Out of State

Last week, the Oregon Department of Revenue (“DOR”) issued three draft rules regarding the Oregon Commercial Activity Tax (“CAT”). The DOR may change these draft rules before it issues them as temporary rules, which we anticipate to be in February 2020. Nevertheless, this update describes each of those draft rules. Source: Oregon CAT: Draft Rules […]
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2,700 businesses register for CAT

More than 2,700 businesses have already registered for the Corporate Activity Tax through the Department of Revenue’s Revenue Online system. The new law requires businesses with Oregon commercial activity in excess of $750,000 to register for the Corporate Activity Tax. Once they reach that threshold businesses must register within 30 days. Some businesses may have […]
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Editorial: Exempt ag from corporate activity tax

Since it was passed by the Oregon Legislature last year as part of its education reform package, we’ve been hearing producers and vendors express concerns over the state’s corporate activity tax. Source: Editorial: Exempt ag from corporate activity tax

Tax return processing begins Jan. 27

The Oregon Department of Revenue and the IRS begin processing tax returns Jan. 27. Returns sent in before then won’t be processed until that date, the agency said in a news release. Once processing begins, returns are processed in the order received, but the Oregon Department of Revenue won’t be issuing personal income tax refunds […]
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