Payroll_ Prep Work to Get Ready for Employees in Oregon

Payroll: Prep Work to Get Ready for Employees in Oregon

Before getting payroll in Oregon, there are some key items you need to get together for your growing small business. 

A key one is your Oregon Unemployment Tax Number, aka your Business Identification Number, aka your BIN. This number is different from your Federal Tax ID, and is required for the state to process your payroll taxes

Step by Step Process to Get A BIN in Oregon

This is a registration process with State of Oregon, and will yield a piece of paper and a number you need for payroll. Store this page with must-keep records. It will come up from time to time.

  • Register with the State of Oregon Business Registry (Secretary of State)
  • Login to the same site once you are set up with a registration (same link as above)...
Get a BIN in Oregon

Login Page for Oregon Secretary of State: Where to Get a BIN

Choose "Get a BIN" at the following couple of screens.

Step One to Get a BIN in Oregon

Step One to Get a BIN in Oregon

How to Get a BIN in Oregon

Step by Step Get a BIN in Oregon

Application to Get a BIN

Application to Get a BIN

You can see at the top of the application that there are 13 total pages. The biggest one (by far!) is this first page. Following pages are verifying information to find you, specifically. You will also need to fill in your banking data. 

Oregon BIN Application

You will need to enter bank data to get a BIN for Oregon

As mentioned above, once you are done, just "Save and Submit". Within a couple weeks, you will get a letter from the state so you can proceed forward with setting up payroll. If you have questions or comments, let me know in the comments. 

About the Author Barb Fisher

Barb is the CEO of Fisher Bookkeeping, an outsourced bookkeeping consultancy that provides small businesses with a full-service financial department. Her favorite aspect of work is to break down the accounting to meaningful bits, so entrepreneurs can make a powerful difference in their own business. She's also a power lifter (squat: 215, DL: 270).