Payroll Taxes

Our sites are experiencing intermittent connectivity issues across multiple agency systems. Unfortunately, since it is second quarter filing the Oregon Payroll Reporting System (OPRS) seems to be the system most widely impacted. Refreshing the page or attempting to access our sites at another time may provide some relief, but is not a guaranteed solution.  

We have no estimated time of resolution, but it is one of the State's highest priorities. 

In the meantime, if you have OTTER installed on your computer you can use that to file your 2/19 reports.​

Oregon Tax Employer Reporting (OTTER)

The Oregon Payroll Reporting System (OPRS) is replacing OTTER. OTTER is no longer available. If you installed the 2019 version, you can use it for Second Quarter (Q2/2019) filings that take place in July. However, it will be decommissioned after that and transfer files will no longer be accepted.

Please use OPRS for your Third Quarter (Q3/2019) filing(s) that take place in October. The link to OPRS is We recommend registering and affiliating prior to Third Quarter (Q3/2019) to be ready to file your reports. 

To familiarize yourself with OPRS visit our online support guide:

OTTER is a free Windows based program provided by the Oregon Employment Department, for the electronic filing of the Oregon Combined Payroll Tax reports. 

**The new Statewide Transit Tax will not be included in OTTER. For more information about this tax, please visit the Oregon Department of Revenue's site:

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Electronic Reporting Support

Oregon Employment Department
875 Union St. NE 
Salem, OR 97311

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Phone: 503-947-1544
Fax: 503-947-1487

TTY: 7-1-1
Internet Relay: Sprint Relay Online

*During peak reporting times it may take 24-48 hours for an OTTER/SETRON Support Representative to return your call.