Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue (DOR)

Tax surplus kickers will be refunded with tax credits

You’re getting a tax surplus kicker but it’s showing up in your taxes, not your mailbox. A $1.5 billion tax surplus confirmed earlier this month by the Office of Economic Analysis triggered a tax surplus credit, or kicker, for the 2018 tax year. The surplus will be returned to taxpayers through a credit on their […]
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Editorial: Provide input on new business tax

Gov. Kate Brown signed into law a new business tax for Oregon that is expected to raise $1 billion a year in funding for public schools. But how the tax will be collected has not been finalized. The Oregon Department of Revenue is going around the state gathering input on how the rules for the […]
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Corporate Activity Tax meetings scheduled

The Oregon Department of Revenue will host two meetings in Central Oregon next month to seek input from business taxpayers and tax preparers about administrative rules for Oregon’s new Corporate Activity Tax. Source: Corporate Activity Tax meetings scheduled;

Town Hall Meetings On New Corporate Tax This Week In Rogue Valley

The Oregon Department of Revenue is hosting two town hall meetings in the Rogue Valley this week to discuss a new corporate business tax. Source: Town Hall Meetings On New Corporate Tax This Week In Rogue Valley

Department of Revenue warns of phone scams

Malcontents are posing as Social Security agents in an attempt to attain victim’s personal information. The Oregon Department of Revenue issued a warning last week after a recent spate of phone calls to taxpayers that could be scams. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Department of Revenue warns of phone scams

The Oregon Department of Revenue Plans to Publish Much Needed Guidance on the Newly Enacted Corporate Activity Tax

As discussed in recent blog posts, the Oregon Legislative Assembly recently enacted a Corporate Activity Tax (“CAT”). Governor Kate Brown signed the legislation into law, effective January 1, 2020. Put in simplest terms, the CAT is a gross receipts tax on businesses with greater than $1 million of “commercial activity sourced to this state.” Given […]
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Justice court: How are fines determined, and where do they go?

Grant County Justice of the Peace Kathy Stinnett hears a lot of stories in her job, but the top two questions the court gets are where does money from fines go and why are fines so high. The answers are straightforward but include many elements. Source: Justice court: How are fines determined, and where do […]
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Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear

Salem voters will likely decide on a payroll tax under a Monday city council vote. Meanwhile, councilors tabled a proposed operating fee. Source: Salem council will likely send payroll tax to voters, operating fee fate unclear

Oregon Revenue Department warns of ‘Social Security’ scam

Oregonians should never give out their bank account or Social Security number over the phone. Prompted by a wave of scammer calls targeting Oregonians, state officials are warning people to be on the alert. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Revenue Department warns of ‘Social Security’ scam

Phone scam targeting taxpayers with Social Security number threat

Another phone scam is making the rounds throughout the state. This time, the caller pretends to be a Social Security representative and threatens the taxpayer with deactivating their Social Security number or account because of suspicious activity. Source: Phone scam targeting taxpayers with Social Security number threat – News – The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR