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The Revenue Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Revenue. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

The Revenue Building in Salem houses the central offices of the Department of Revenue. (Oregon State Archives Photo)

Present Duties

The Department of Revenue administers personal income tax and more than 30 Oregon tax programs. These programs include corporation income and excise taxes, inheritance tax and tobacco tax. The department also collects revenues for some local governments, including Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District (TriMet) and Lane Transit District. In the fiscal year ending in June 2012, $6.3 billion was raised through personal and corporation income taxes.

The department processes five million documents each year. More than 1.8 million of those are personal income tax returns. The department collects delinquent and liquidated accounts for nearly 300 public agencies, commissions and boards. A few of these include the Oregon Judicial Department, Oregon University System, community colleges, corrections departments and the Department of Human Services. In fiscal year 2012, collections totaled more than $52.5 million. This revenue helps fund the services these agencies, commissions and boards provide.

Although the department doesn’t collect property taxes, it ensures that property tax laws are applied fairly in all of Oregon’s 36 counties. It also provides training and assistance for county assessors, tax collectors, treasurers and local government budget officials. The department appraises utility property, timberland and most large industrial property, providing valuations for county tax rolls. It collects timber privilege taxes for distribution to local districts.


Contact Information

Mailing Address: 955 Center St. NE, Salem 97301-2555
Telephone: 503-378-4988; Toll-free 800-356-4222; TTY: 800-886-7204
Fax: 503-945-8738
General E-mail:
Contact: Jim Bucholz, Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator E-mail: Deanna Mack
Records Officer E-mail: Karen Euhus
Staff Directory from
Location Map: by Yahoo! Maps

Legal and Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS 305.025
Budget Analysis (pdf) - by Legislative Fiscal Office
Audit Reports - select agency from menu

Records, Publications and General Information

Agency History (pdf) - a detailed history of the agency
Records Retention Schedule (pdf) - a list of the public records kept at the agency
State Archives Holdings - a select list of the agency's records available for research at the State Archives
State Library Publications - a link to the Oregon State Library Catalog