Look below for a quick list of unemployment insurance and tax resources from the Oregon Employment Department. For more comprehensive information on unemployment insurance and unemployment insurance tax, make sure to contact the Oregon Employment Department or visit their website at www.workinginoregon.org
Unemployment Insurance Resources
Visit this Oregon Employment Department Web page for information on the department's unemployment insurance Investigations Unit. Learn how you can report suspected unemployment insurance fraud to ensure the integrity of the Unemployment Insurance system. This page also includes information on related topics including: quarterly benefit audits and how to complete audit forms, other fraud issues, types of pay, separations from work definitions, etc.
Visit this Oregon Employment Department Web page for resources and forms related to unemployment insurance. Find Notice of Claim Filed and Notice of Claim Determination forms (Form 220 and Form 197); information on receiving claim notices from other states; information on unemployment insurance disqualifications and penalties; hearings information; how to report job refusals and more.
The Oregon Employment Department's Work Share Program provides employers with an alternative to laying off their work force. This program allows employers to keep skilled employees during slow times by reducing work hours. Eligible staff whose hours and wages are reduced receive a portion of their regular unemployment insurance benefits to compensate for the lost wages. Visit this page to learn more about the program's eligibility conditions, advantages and disadvantages, tax rate implications, frequently asked questions and Work Share Unit contact information.
Unemployment Insurance Tax Resources
The Oregon Tax Employer Reporting System (OTTER) is a Windows-based program that allows for filing of combined payroll tax reports electronically, eliminating the need for paper forms. If you need technical support for OTTER, please call (503) 947-1544. OTTER technical support hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Pacific Time.
The Oregon Employment Department's website has an extensive Frequently Asked Questions section for topics related to Unemployment Insurance Tax. View the FAQ homepage for answers to general tax questions, hearings questions, and questions on tax forms, the OTTER system and tax audits.
View this page from the Oregon Employment Department to learn more about your responsibilities as an employer in relation to Unemployment Insurance Tax. This page has information on how to get registered, your tax communication and record keeping responsibilities, as well as resources to keep you informed about Oregon's tax laws and rules.
The Oregon Employment Department's Unemployment Insurance Tax homepage is your hub for all things related to the Oregon Payroll Reporting System. Under the Reporting Methods and Forms header find information on OTTER (Oregon Tax Employer Reporting), SETRON (Oregon's Web-based reporting tool), how to easily file "no payroll" reports over the telephone, how to make tax payments, and information for gathering payroll tax forms.
The employer account access system is designed to provide employers with quick, 24/7 access to their unemployment insurance tax account information. Visit this page to learn about system requirements for this service from the Oregon Employment Department, or if you are already registered, to view your employer account information.