Form OR-STT-1 instructionsPage 1 of 1, 150-206-003 (Rev. 09-04-19 ver. 01)
2020 Oregon Quarterly Statewide Transit Tax Withholding Return (Form OR-STT-1) Instructions
The new statewide transit tax—part of House Bill (HB) 2017
from the 2017 Legislative Session—went into effect on July
1, 2018. HB 2017 requires all employers to withhold, report,
and remit one-tenth of one percent (0.001) of wages paid to
their employees to the Department of Revenue. Employees
include Oregon residents, regardless of where services
are performed, and nonresidents who perform services in
Employers who file an Oregon Quarterly Tax Report return
(Form OQ) to report withholding of income taxes of employ-
ees or payees must do the same for statewide transit taxes.
Employers must report statewide transit tax withholding
using the Oregon Quarterly Statewide Transit Tax Return. You
cannot use the Oregon Quarterly Tax Report (Form OQ)
to report statewide transit taxes. You must file a quarterly
statewide transit tax return even if there was no payroll dur-
ing the reporting period.
To amend data on the Oregon Quarterly Statewide Transit
Tax Return, make any necessary changes on the return and
check the box identified as “amended” at the top half of the
return. Send your amended return to the address identified
on the return.
How to fill out the Oregon Quarterly Statewide
Transit Tax Return
Write your business name, mailing address, Oregon busi-
ness identification number (BIN), and federal employer
identification number (FEIN), and indicate the tax year by
checking the appropriate box in the spaces shown. Follow
the instructions below for each line.
Subject wages. Enter the total wages subject to the statewide
transit tax (wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, fees, etc.)
for this quarter. If you had no payroll during this tax quarter,
Quarterly tax. Enter total Oregon statewide transit tax with-
held. If you had no payroll during this quarter, enter -0-. Do
not return the form with blank fields; blank fields do not
qualify as a complete, filed form.
Oregon tax prepaid this quarter. Enter the amount of state-
wide transit tax prepaid this quarter. Include any statewide
transit tax credits used.
Total tax due. Enter quarterly tax minus tax prepaid for this
quarter. If the amount is less than zero, enter -0-.
The tax preparer needs to sign the Oregon Quarterly Statewide
Transit Tax Return on the signature line and include a phone
number and the date they filled out the return. A signature
is required even if you file a -0- return.
Your return and payment are due on the last day of the
month following the end of the calendar quarter:
• 1st quarter—April 30.
• 2nd quarter—July 31.
• 3rd quarter—October 31.
• 4th quarter—January 31.
Mail the completed return, the Statewide Transit Tax Employee
Detail Report (Form OR-STT-2), and payment voucher,
FormOR-OTC-V, with payment on or before the appropri-
ate due date to:
Oregon Department of Revenue
PO Box 14800
Salem OR 97309-0920
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