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  • OTTER Program
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    Interested in reporting your quarterly payroll taxes electronically? Check out the OTTER program and our downloading instructions at the links below!

    Note about technical support: If you are unable to reach our staff immediately by phone, please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate your patience.

    *NOTICE* OTTER 2014 v2.20.0 is now available.​​

  • Interested in Protecting your Bottom Line?

    Partner with the Employment Department to reduce improper benefit payments and taxes! Click on the link below to see how.

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  • Unemployment Insurance Tax
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    Our business is to collect the wage data and employer contributions used to determine eligibility and pay unemployment insurance benefits to workers.

    This requires exchanging information with over 110,000 Oregon employers and maintaining wage records on 1.9 million Oregon employees each quarter.
  • IRS Voluntary Classification Settlement Program
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    The Voluntary Classification Settlement Program (VCSP) is a voluntary program initiated by the IRS that provides an opportunity for taxpayers to reclassify their workers as employees for employment tax purposes for future tax periods with partial relief from federal employment taxes. VCSP only applies to federal employment taxes and is NOT a state program.
  • How do I amend a payroll tax report?
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    All payroll tax reports, including electronically submitted ones, should be amended using our PDF fillable forms.
  • "Independent Contractors" Flyers and Seminars
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    For the "Independent Contractors" informational flyer in four different languages, click on "Informational Flyers" in the left margin of this page.

    A free interagency panel presentation can help you figure out who is an independent contractor and and who is an employee under Oregon law.
  • Beaverton Tax Office Has Moved to Tualatin

    All UI Tax staff previously stationed in Beaverton have been permanently relocated to our Tualatin Tax Office at: 


    7995 SW Mohawk ST

    Tualatin OR 97062-9193 

    Please click below for a complete listing of
Employer Information Reporting Methods and Forms
New Employers
The Central Business Registry (from the Secretary of State office) provides online forms to register your business in Oregon.
All Employers
Receive the latest information from the Oregon Employment Department directly to your e-mail account
Reimbursing Employers
Election to Cover
If you are not included in unemployment insurance coverage you may qualify to elect in to coverage. Check the information provided at the link below.

During peak reporting times it may take 24-48 hours for an OTTER/SETRON Support Representative to return your call. If you are unable to reach a staff member by phone  you may e-mail OED_Taxinfo_User@oregon.gov​. For frequently asked questions and common issues please go to the Otter Home Page by clicking on 'OTTER Program' below or clicking on the FAQ's link in OTTER. Otherwise, you may call the Technical Support Line at 503-947-1544, option 6. 
We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause and appreciate your patience.
OTTER (Oregon Tax Employer Reporting)
 The OTTER program allows you to submit your quarterly payroll tax reports easily and securely on Windows based computers.
*NOTICE* OTTER 2014 v2.20.0 is now available. 
OTTER 2014 (v 2.20.0) must be installed before a 2014 quarterly payroll tax report for Oregon can be prepared and submitted.
SETRON (Web-based Reporting Tool)
The SETRON program allows you to submit your quarterly payroll tax reports via the Web on Windows and Macintosh based computers. Note: You can report up to fifty (50) employees using this program. 
Interactive Voice Response (No Payroll)
The Interactive Voice Response system can be used to easily file "no payroll" reports over your telephone.
Tax Payments
Click on the link below to find out how to make your Oregon combined payroll tax payments.
Use the following links to order/download various Unemployment Insurance Tax forms. Note: Forms for filing payroll taxes by paper cannot be downloaded. They must be ordered from the Employment Department.