This guide covers registration for the following Oregon Tax Agencies
- Oregon Department of Revenue
- Oregon Employment Department
- This guide covers registration for the following types of tax:
- State Withholding Income Tax
- State Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Oregon Registration Steps
- Go to Oregon Department of Revenue
- Click the Business section
- Under Information - click Register your Oregon business
- Click Register a business online
- Click New User
- Click Sign Up Now
Once you register you will receive your Business Identification Number (BIN). Update your Check account with your OR BIN. Your Business Identification Number is required for all Oregon tax interactions to ensure your account is accurate.
If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the agency at 503-986-2200.
Set up username and password
- Annual/W2 Reporting System
- Go to Oregon Revenue Online
- Click Sign Up Now
- Complete application
- Combined Payroll Reporting System
- Go to Frances Online
- Click Sign Up for Online Access, under the Sign up for Employer Access Panel
- Complete application
Employers are not required to assign a TPA designation in the Frances Online system. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the agency at 503-947-1488.
State Workers Benefit Fund (WBF) Assessment
WBF registration is part of withholding tax. The tax is assessed on hours worked. Employers and employees split the cost.
Visit Oregon’s Workers’ Compensation Division website for additional information
Paid Leave Oregon
PLO Registration is included in the Oregon Combined Registration process. Employers with an existing Business Identification Number (BIN), will be automatically enrolled in PLO. New Employers will be included in PLO when they complete their business registration and receive their BIN.
Statewide Transit tax
Statewide Transit tax registration is part of withholding tax. Taxes are withheld on:
- Wages of Oregon residents (regardless of where the work is performed).
- Wages of nonresidents who perform services in Oregon.
Local Transit District tax registration is part of withholding tax (TriMet and LTD)
Taxes are withheld on:
All employers, including non resident employers, who are paying wages earned in the TriMet or LTD districts must register and file with the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Additional information on local transit district taxes can be found at Oregon Transit Payroll Taxes for Employers.
Canby Area Transit Tax
Canby Area Transit Tax account registration is part the City of Canby Business License application and will depend on your tax classification. Canby is separate from the Tri‐ Met transportation system.
All employers, including non resident employers, who are or have been paying wages earned in the Canby Transit District must file transit tax returns with the City of Canby
The transit tax is imposed directly on the employer.
Sandy Transit Tax
Sandy Transit Tax account number will be assigned by contacting the local agency. The City of Sandy collects and administers its payroll tax directly. The transit tax is an "employer" tax and cannot be withheld from an employee's earnings. Contact Sandy’s Economic Development Office at (503) 489-2159 or email@example.com more information on registration.
South Clackamas Transit Tax
South Clackamas Transit Tax account number will be assigned by contacting the local agency. Employers must pay the tax on gross wages earned by employees working in South Clackamas. Contact South Clackamas Transportation District at 503-829-7000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on registration.
Wilsonville Transit Tax
Wilsonville Transit Tax account registration is part of the business license, the customer number is also your transit tax account number. Employers located outside of the Wilsonville transit district are subject to payroll and self-employment taxes if any employee, commission merchant, or commission employee does business in the Wilsonville transit district.
Eugene Community Safety Payroll Tax
All employers who are paying wages to employees and self-employed persons with a physical address in the Eugene city limits must register and file with the City of Eugene.
- Go to the MUNIRevs website
- Select “New User”
- Complete the user profile to set up your account
- Register your business(es)
Contact Eugene City at 541-682-5053 or email at email@example.com for more information on registration
Multnomah County Tuition-Free Preschool Program
Effective January 1, 2021, required as soon as payroll provider can support. Enforced 2022. Register via Portland Revenue Online (if not already registered for other Portland taxes)
Portland's Metro Supportive Housing Services
This is an individual income tax. Employers are required to withhold this tax from certain employees in 2022. Register via Portland Revenue Online (if not already registered for other Portland taxes).
This guide does not contain legal or tax advice. If legal or tax advice is required, an attorney, CPA or tax adviser should be consulted.