(1) As used in this section:
(a) “Nonresident employer” means an employer who:
(A) Has no permanent place of business within this state; and
(B) Employs qualifying nonresident employees to perform temporary services in this state.
(b) “Qualifying nonresident employee” means an employee or independent contractor who:
(A) Is not a resident or part-year resident of this state;
(B) Performs temporary services in this state for one or more nonresident employers; and
(C) Has no income from Oregon sources other than income earned in connection with the performance of temporary services for one or more nonresident employers.
(c) “Temporary services” means services performed during a limited period of time, not to exceed 200 days in one calendar year.
(2) The Department of Revenue shall provide for alternate methods of filing, reporting or calculating tax liability, to be used by nonresident employers and qualifying nonresident employees to report and pay Oregon personal income tax on income earned in connection with the employees’ performance of temporary services in this state. In providing for an alternate filing, reporting or calculating method, the department shall have the power to:
(a) Prescribe forms to be filed by nonresident employers to satisfy withholding registration, quarterly filing and account termination filing requirements under ORS 316.162 to 316.221, or employee estimated tax requirements under ORS 316.557 to 316.589.
(b) Prescribe forms to be filed by qualifying nonresident employees to satisfy annual personal income tax return requirements under ORS 316.362.
(c) Determine, based upon the circumstances, the amount of withholding or estimated tax payments necessary to result in a sum substantially equivalent to the amount of tax that a qualifying nonresident employee will be required to pay under this chapter.
(d) Enter into agreements pursuant to ORS 305.150 for the purpose of finally determining the Oregon personal income tax liability of qualifying nonresident employees.
(e) Determine whether and to what extent other provisions of this chapter shall be applied to nonresident employers or qualifying nonresident employees.
(3)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, a nonresident employer shall comply with the requirements of ORS 316.162 to 316.221 in the same manner as any other employer.
(b) A nonresident employer may elect to employ an alternate method established by the department pursuant to this section by notifying the department in the time and manner established by rule of the department. Any nonresident employer giving notice of election under this paragraph shall not be required to comply with the requirements of ORS 316.162 to 316.221.
(4)(a) Notwithstanding the election of a nonresident employer to employ the alternate method established by the department under this section, a qualifying nonresident employee may elect to report and pay Oregon personal income tax on income earned by the employee in connection with the employee’s performance of temporary services in this state in the same manner as any other nonresident.
(b) If a nonresident employer does not make the election permitted under subsection (3) of this section, the qualifying nonresident employees of the employer shall report and pay Oregon personal income tax on income earned in connection with their performance of temporary services within this state in the same manner as any other nonresident.
(5) The department may adopt any rules it considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. [Formerly 316.216]Section: Previous 316.216 316.217 316.218 316.219 316.220 316.221 316.222 316.223 316.227 316.255 316.256 316.257 316.258 316.260 316.265 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008