Oregon Payroll Tax Registration

If you have recently hired an employee in Oregon, it is important to register for payroll tax. Payroll tax registration in Oregon is a mandatory process that ensures employers comply with state tax regulations and facilitate proper tax withholding and reporting.

How Oregon Payroll Registration Works

There are 3 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in Oregon to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the Oregon agencies or use Mosey to do it.

Use Mosey to register for payroll tax in Oregon.

Oregon Withholding Tax Setup

If you have employees in Oregon, you are generally required to file a Combined Employer's Registration (Form 150-211-055) with the Oregon Employment Department and Department of Revenue to register for Withholding Tax. You will also be registered for: 1) State Unemployment Tax (UI); 2) Statewide Transit Tax (STT), withheld from employee wages; 3) Trimet or Lane Transit Distirct Taxes, for employers with wages paid to residents in the TriMet or Lane County Transit Districts, and; 4) Workers Benefit Fund (WBF) Assessment, to be paid by employers carrying workers' compensation coverage and their employees when the Combined Employer's Registration is filed.

  1. File Combined Employer's Registration Online

    To register for withholding tax, visit Revenue Online to file a Combined Employer's Registration.

  2. Create a Revenue Online Account

    Once you are registered for payroll taxes, you will need to create a Revenue Online account to be able to make your tax payments.

Oregon Unemployment Insurance Setup

If you have employees in Oregon, you are generally required to file a Combined Employer's Registration (Form 150-211-055) with the Oregon Employment Department and Department of Revenue to register for Unemployment Insurance. You will also be registered for: (1) Withholding Tax, (2) Statewide Transit Tax, withheld from employee wages, (3) Trimet or Lane Transit District Taxes, for employers with wages paid to residents in the TriMet or Lane County Transit Districts, and (4) Workers Benefit Fund Assessment, to be paid by employers carrying workers' compensation coverage and their employees.

  1. File Combined Employer's Registration Online

    To register for Unemployment Insurance, visit Revenue Online to file a Combined Employer's Registration.

  2. Create a Frances Online Account

    Once you are registered, you will need to create a Frances Online account. Your account will be used for combined payroll reporting for both Unemployment Insurance and Paid Leave Oregon contributions.

Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave Setup

If you have employees in Oregon you are required provide Paid Leave, a program offering up to 12 weeks of paid leave for family or medical reasons to eligible employees. Employers with less than 25 employees have no contribution obligation, but are required to withhold and remit 0.40% of wages as the employees' contribution. Employers with 25 or more employees are required to remit 0.60% of wages as the Paid Leave contribution; they are allowed to split the contribution with employees, with the employee portion capped at 0.40% of wages. Note: Employers can apply for an exemption from Paid Leave contributions if they offer approved private plans with paid leave benefits that are equal to or more generous than those of the Paid Leave program.

  1. Create a Frances Online Account

    Create a Francis Online account if you haven't already done so. Your Frances Online account will be used for combined payroll reporting for both Unemployment Insurance and Paid Leave Oregon contributions.

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