ORS 657.571¹
Quarterly or annual tax report
  • form
  • filing with Department of Revenue

(1) Every employing unit shall make and file a quarterly report of taxes due under this chapter upon a combined quarterly tax report form prescribed by the Department of Revenue. The report shall be filed with the Department of Revenue at the times and in the manner provided by ORS 316.168 (Employer required to file combined quarterly tax report) and 316.171 (Application of tax and report to administration of tax laws).

(2) The report of taxes due under this chapter may be filed annually, in the time, form and manner prescribed by the Department of Revenue, if:

(a) The employment that is the subject of the report of taxes due under this chapter consists exclusively of domestic service in a private home, local college club or local chapter of a college fraternity or sorority; and

(b) In any calendar quarter, total domestic service cash remuneration is $1,000 or more. [1999 c.461 §2 (enacted in lieu of 657.570); 2003 c.112 §1]

Chapter 657

Notes of Decisions

An individual who performs services for remunera­tion is an employee, and per­son or organiza­tion for whom services are performed is an employer under terms of Employ­ment Division Law even if remunera­tion is paid indirectly rather than directly unless employer shows that some statutory exclusion applies. Lectro Lift, Inc. v. Morgan, 14 Or App 316, 513 P2d 526 (1973)

Mere act of incorporating as professional corpora­tion does not, by itself, create employer-employee rela­tionship for purposes of this chapter. Peterson v. Employ­ment Division, 82 Or App 371, 728 P2d 95 (1986)

Determina­tion of whether claimant is qualified for benefits is made by reference to ORS 657.150 (Amount of benefits) and 657.155 (Benefit eligibility conditions), which require determina­tion of amount of work that claimant performed in “employ­ment” as defined in ORS chapter 657, which, in turn means that exclusions from “employ­ment” set out in ORS 657.040 (Employment) through 657.094 (Employment) must be considered. May Trucking Co. v. Employ­ment Dept., 251 Or App 555, 284 P3d 553 (2012)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Determining employer of musicians’ group, (1972) Vol 35, p 1306

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 657—Unemployment Insurance, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors657.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 657, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano657.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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