Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue

House approves tighter tracking for medical marijuana

The legislation, already passed by the Senate, follows concerns about a federal crackdown. The Oregon House of Representatives on Monday, May 22, passed a bill 51-to-7 that requires medical marijuana to undergo the same tight-looped tracking as the recreational product. Source: Oregon Local News – House approves tighter tracking for medical marijuana

Oregon Governor, lawmakers seek clean-up of the Revenue department

Prodding the Oregon Department of Revenue will take effort, but Gov. Kate Brown and the Legislature are attacking the problem on a number of fronts: with a bill to centralize and prioritize collections, completion of an all-new computer system that can automate debt collection, hiring an adequate number of debt collectors to do the job […]
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Who are the biggest tax dodgers in Oregon?

In an effort to close a billion-dollar budget gap, the Oregon Department of Revenue is calling in its debts, which include $600 million to $800 million in unpaid taxes. Millions of people owe the state money. Source: Who are the biggest tax dodgers in Oregon?

Oregon is sitting on $3.3 billion in bad debt from unpaid taxes, fines and fees

The Oregon Legislature and Gov. Kate Brown had high hopes on the Department of Revenue to help with the $1.4 billion revenue shortfall only to find that the agency has a long track record of delivering disappointment. Source: Oregon is sitting on $3.3 billion in bad debt from unpaid taxes, fines and fees

State tax collection positions were funded, but not filled

Gov. Brown wants to ramp up collections of state debt, but Department of Revenue didn’t fill 31 collections positions the Legislature funded in 2015. Source: Oregon Local News – State tax collection positions were funded, but not filled

Brown wants to step up state’s debt collection

In an effort to address the “overhead costs” of state government, Gov. Kate Brown announced plans Thursday to direct state agencies to step up their debt collection efforts. As of June 30, 2016, the state was owed about $3.3 billion for things such as unpaid fees, fines, and taxes, according to a December analysis by […]
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2017 Tax Season 

Happy tax day everyone! *ducks* Right now, our friends over at the Department of Revenue are buried in pixels and a few paper returns. As FiveThirtyEight’s Ben Casselman showed yesterday, there is a bulge of tax filing activity right at or near the deadline. It takes a week or two to process all of these […]
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500,000 Oregonians Still Have To File Their Taxes

About three quarters of tax returns have been sent in. But another half-a-million are still due. Procrastinators may have to spend the weekend doing taxes. Bob Estabrook with the Oregon Department of Revenue said Friday about three quarters of state returns have already been sent in. Source: 500,000 Oregonians Still Have To File Their Taxes . News […]
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Eugene’s green rush

More and more marijuana shops prepare to open; map shows where pot shops are clustering A pair of ­recreational ­marijuana ­retailers opening soon on the same block along High Street will help the Eugene thoroughfare live up to its name. Source: Eugene’s green rush | Local | Eugene, Oregon

Costs of administering pot taxes escalating

The tax has proven a considerable windfall for the state, but it has also created complications for the state’s tax-collecting agency. The costs of administering Oregon’s recreational marijuana tax have escalated since initial estimates in 2015, and may be poised to increase again.   Source: Oregon Local News – Costs of administering pot taxes escalating