Requirement to Use Electronic Funds Transfer
For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2002, corporations are required to make estimated Oregon Corporation Excise or Income Tax payments by electronic funds transfer (EFT) if required to pay federal corporation estimated taxes by EFT.
A taxpayer disadvantaged by the requirement to pay by EFT may request an exemption. The request must be in writing and sent to the address for EFT registration. The request must explain why the requirement to pay by EFT is a disadvantage to the taxpayer. An example of a disadvantage to the taxpayer is when the taxpayer’s bank or the bank of the taxpayer’s payroll service is unable to provide the service. Requests for an exemption will be evaluated on a case by case basis. If granted, the exemption will be for a period of 12 months, during which the taxpayer is expected to make arrangements to comply with the requirement to use EFT. The department will grant only one exemption period to a taxpayer.
Corporations not meeting the requirement to pay by EFT may do so voluntarily by completing and submitting to the department an application for either ACH Debit or ACH Credit EFT. Applications can be requested from the department.
After beginning to make payments electronically, a volunteer may discontinue electronic payments by sending a written request to stop paying to EFT. The request must be sent at least 30 days prior to the date the volunteer wishes to stop paying by EFT. If the volunteer has not reached the then current mandate threshold, the department shall allow the employer to discontinue electronic payments. The volunteer shall continue to make payments by EFT until 30 days after sending the request to the department or the volunteer receives notice from the department agreeing to the discontinuance, whichever occurs earlier.