How do businesses file privilege tax?
Oregon Privilege Tax Online
In an effort to modernize and streamline tax payments in 2021, OLCC began transitioning from a paper based process to an online portal known as Oregon Privilege Tax Online (OPTO) that enables businesses to create an account that associates with all of their reportable licenses, designate filers, file privilege taxes, make a product destruction claim, submit documentation, and remit payment electronically.
Currently, Oregon distributors (WMBW licenses), wholesale suppliers (CERA licenses), brewpubs (BP) and breweries (B) have transitioned over to the OPTO system. Once a license group (e.g. WMBW, CERA, etc.) is transitioned into OPTO, the OLCC will no longer accept paper statements nor payments by check from that license group.
Traditional Paper Filing
In an effort to accommodate businesses transition to online reporting and payments, the OLCC is gradually phasing in businesses by license type. In the summer of 2022, Wineries will begin transitioning over to the OPTO system.
Oregon Privilege Tax Online Resources
The OPTO Resource web page (https://us.sicpa.com/olcc-training-resources) has a wealth of information and tools including: training sessions, links to the system page, the ASCII file, and Excel template tool.