Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue

Managing the transportation package will cost $115 million

A bill headed to the House of Representatives would send $115.2 million and create 60 jobs in three state agencies for the transportation package. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Managing the transportation package will cost $115 million

Oregon Department of Revenue will undergo top-to-bottom review

The Oregon Legislature is ordering a top-to-bottom review of the state’s troubled tax collecting agency even as it prepares to hand the agency expanded powers to go after bad debts owed to the state. Lawmakers on the Joint General Government Subcommittee ordered the Department of Revenue to undergo a $150,000 comprehensive financial audit and a […]
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Economists estimate eventual $210M payout from Oregon pot sales

As Oregon economists calculated their May revenue forecast, they had new figures to add in: marijuana taxes. They estimated marijuana sales will create about $210 million in taxes through the middle of 2019. That may sound like a lot, but local officials reached by the Statesman Journal don’t expect the money to add significantly to their budgets. Source: Economists estimate […]
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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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