Sample Oregon Transit Tax Notification for Employers

On July 1, 2018, employers must start withholding the tax (one-tenth of 1 percent or .001) from the wages of both Oregon residents (regardless of where the work is performed) and Nonresidents who perform services in Oregon.

The following is an Employee Notification that can be given to employees to explain the tax. Employers can place this notice in payroll stub envelopes in July.

 

To our employees:

As of July 1st 2018, Oregon will begin collecting a new tax called the Statewide Transit Tax (STT). This tax is paid by the employee and withheld from the paychecks of all working Oregon residents and from any non-residents who work in Oregon. 

Beginning paychecks issued in July, we will withhold 1/10 of one percent (.001) of your gross taxable wages and deposit this to the Oregon Department of Revenue. This amount withheld will appear on each paystub and the total annual withholding will be reported on your W2 each year, just like your State Income Withholding Tax.

For more information go to:
http://www.oregon.gov/DOR/programs/businesses/Pages/statewide-transit-tax.aspx

Thank you.