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New company registration in Oregon

Oregon tax agency

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Income tax withholding and unemployment tax

Most companies are liable for state unemployment tax when they pay $1,000 or more in payroll in a calendar quarter or have one or more employees in each of 18 weeks during a calendar year. You can find out if you are liable and register online with the Central Business Registry. You should receive your BIN in 3-5 days after registering online, 7-10 days if registering by mail, or same day if registering in person. You will also receive your unemployment tax rate. Your BIN number will either be 8 or 9 digits. If it is 9 digits with a leading 0, please leave this 0 off when entering in Gusto.

Unemployment tax rate

If you're a new employer in the State of Oregon your rate will generally be 2.4% in 2018 and in 2019. If you're unsure of your rate, call the agency at (503) 947-1488.

TriMet and LTD Excise tax

An excise tax is also mandatory for most employers in the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet) and the Lane Transit District (LTD).  See here for more information.

NEW: In July 2018, there will be a new statewide transit tax. Learn more here.

South Clackamas tax

If your business is located in South Clackamas you will be given a 4-digit tax ID by the South Clackamas Transportation District. If you're unsure of your ID, please call the agency at (503) 829-7000