Rulemaking for Corporate Activities Tax to Begin

Date: October 01, 2019

The Oregon Department of Revenue is in its final leg of an in-state tour to hear the concerns, questions, and suggestions of those affected by the rules.

In May, Gov. Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427 into law with the intent of establishing a “Fund for Student Success” that is separate and distinct from the state’s general fund and adopting a new Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) imposed on business entities.

In September, the Oregon Department of Revenue began hosting a series of town hall meetings across the state to seek input from business taxpayers and tax preparers about the administrative rules for Oregon’s new CAT. Traveling across Oregon, rule writers listened to the concerns, questions, and suggestions of those affected by the rules. 

Here are the next available dates and locations before the in-state tour completes on Oct. 4: 

  • Thursday, October 3, 7 to 8:30 a.m., SAGE Center, 101 Olson Road, in Boardman
  • Thursday, October 3, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Portland State Office Building Room 1B, 800 NE Oregon St, Portland
  • Friday, October 4, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Oregon Employment Department auditorium, 875 Union St, Salem.

The Department of Revenue also plans to host a series of conference calls following the statewide tour to allow business taxpayers and tax preparers who were unable to attend the meetings in person to participate in the rules discussion. Those interested in more information can subscribe to the CAT mailing list.

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