Oregon Enacts Identity Theft Detection Provisions

Oregon employers should be aware that the state has amended its tax law, adding additional methods to detect identity theft or fraud of taxpayers. 

These new methods permit: 

  • The Department of Revenue to share confidential taxpayer information with Employment Department employees to detect potential identity theft or fraud. 
  • The Director of the Employment Department to provide the Department of Revenue with data received from employers and employees related to unemployment insurance and paid family and medical leave programs, to spot potential identity theft or fraudulent claims. 

This amendment takes effect on September 24, 2023, so we advise that employers prepare accordingly.