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New website lets you do more income tax transactions online, anytime
10/01/2010
SALEM-Do you do a lot of your financial business on the internet? Well, now you can check on and pay your state personal income taxes online, too.  
 
"How Much Do I Owe?" is the Oregon Department of Revenue's secure interactive website that makes paying your state personal income taxes easier and faster than ever.
 
The site lets you make electronic tax payments. You can also check your tax balance and payment activity for the last 10 years. Soon, you'll be able to change your address and set up payment plans.
 
"This service is another step in our strategy to make it easier for people to pay their taxes," said Cleve Bench, chief information officer. "For example, if you make a payment online, it'll show up in your account within two days."
 
The website went live in July. So far, nearly 4,000 Oregon taxpayers have visited the site.
 
"‘How Much Do I Owe?' allows people to do business with us in a way that's convenient for them, when it's convenient for them," Bench said.

"How Much Do I Owe?" is the online cousin of the popular "Where's My Refund?" site in which taxpayers can track the status of their tax refund. The department launched that site in 2005. Last year, it had nearly 900,000 unique visits.
 
You can get to both sites from the department's homepage.
 
Tax information, forms, and publications available online, or call 1-800-356-4222 toll-free from an Oregon prefix; 503-378-4988 in Salem and outside Oregon; or e-mail us. For TTY (hearing or speech impaired), call 1-800-886-7204.