I received a notice from Oregon Department of Revenue

I received a notice from Oregon Department of Revenue stating that I owe payroll taxes for an income amount that is not close to what I made. More importantly, I did not have employees. What gives?

I see this all the time. What likely happened is when the business was registered there was a box checked on the Combined Employer’s Registration Form that indicated you had employees. Likely notices followed asking for payroll forms to be filed and you thought no worries as I don’t have employees.  At this point you should contact the ODR business line and explain your situation. Likely a letter and/or an amended Combined Employer’s Registration Form from you indicating that you had no employees will unwind the assessment. Contact the business line at 503.945.8100 for help here.