The Unemployment Insurance Tax division collects wage data and employer-funded payroll taxes 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.
To reduce the reporting burden on employers, the State of Oregon has combined registrations, reports and payments for payroll taxes.
The Unemployment Insurance Tax division has a strong partnership with the Oregon Department of Revenue (Withholding and Transit taxes), and the Department of Consumer & Business Services (Worker's Benefit Fund) to provide these services.
There are four main program service areas of this division which include: