Category Archives: Dept. of Revenue

Tax advocates call on Kate Brown to claw back state tax credit from failed sawmill

The advocacy group Tax Fairness Oregon is calling for Gov. Kate Brown to claw back the millions of dollars in remaining taxpayer support issued to a failed sawmill project in Southern Oregon. Source: Tax advocates call on Kate Brown to claw back state tax credit from failed sawmill

State worker who uploaded sensitive information resigns

Revenue Department employee uploaded spreadsheets containing names, addresses and social security numbers of at least 15,300 Oregonians to his personal cloud storage account. A state employee who uploaded sensitive personal information on at least 15,300 Oregonians to a personal cloud storage account resigned this week, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Lawmakers change what a tax is

By Anthony K. Smith Oregon NIFIB In 1995, the Oregon Legislature was worried about taxes. Legislators were so worried about runaway tax increases, and the punitive effects of higher taxes on Oregonians, that they passed House Joint Resolution 14, which referred a statewide ballot measure to voters asking them to amend the Oregon Constitution with […]
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Oregon government’s failure to inform public is troublesome

Lip service. There is a lot of talk among state and government officials these days about being more transparent with Oregonians. But in too many instances of late, that’s all it is. Talk. Source: Oregon government’s failure to inform public is troublesome

Audit: Gladstone in violation of state budgeting laws

City officials working with Department of Revenue to determine how to account for overspending. Gladstone overspent its general fund allocations by $176,000, even after a last-minute change last year to transfer $541,000 from various departments to patch the budgets of overspending departments. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Audit: Gladstone in violation of state budgeting laws

Oregon tax agency employee copied personal data of 36,000 people

An employee at Oregon’s tax collection agency copied the data of 36,000 people, including social security numbers, and stored the files to a personal account, the state announced on Friday. The Department of Revenue detected the breach on Feb. 23 and moved quickly to remove the files from the employee’s cloud account, according to a […]
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Income tax agency mishandles data for 36,000 people, sends it to cloud

An employee of Oregon’s revenue agency mishandled data for about 36,000 people by uploading files to a personal cloud storage account. The Department of Revenue said Friday the “security incident” occurred in February and may have involved Social Security numbers, names and addresses. Source: Income tax agency mishandles data for 36,000 people, sends it to cloud

Revenue agency probe focuses on uploaded records

Agency security staff found the upload through routine log reviews and seized the employee’s computer, cut off network accesses and credentials and put the employee on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. Oregon’s Department of Revenue is investigating a “security incident” by an employee that involved about 36,000 records at the department. Source: Pamplin Media […]
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Oregon Revenue Department says security breach affected 36,000

Officials don’t believe anyone’s personal information was compromised. State Department of Revenue officials said Friday that an internal security breach in February affected about 36,000 taxpayers, but that they don’t believe anyone’s personal information was accessed by unauthorized people or otherwise used inappropriately. Source: Oregon Revenue Department says security breach affected 36,000

Oregon Employee Jeopardizes Personal Information Of 36,000 Taxpayers

The Oregon Department of Revenue says there’s no sign the information leaked out. The unidentified employee is on leave. A state employee jeopardized the personal information of tens of thousands of Oregonians last month, after transferring sensitive tax records to a personal online storage account. Source: Oregon Employee Jeopardizes Personal Information Of 36,000 Taxpayers . […]
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