TAX DEBT RELIEF OPTIONS – Oregon Department of REvenue

M&M Financial has been successfully resolving back tax liabilities for small businesses and individuals nationwide since 2005.  Currently, we don’t represent clients in front of the Oregon Department of Revenue.  But, we hope you find the information on this page helpful in taking the first steps to resolve your own OR-DOR tax liability.  

If you owe the IRS, contact us.  We deal with the IRS, so you do not have to!  

If you or your business owe the Oregon Department of Revenue back-taxes we recommend first reading about your Taxpayer Rights.

Below is some information that will help you start resolving your state tax liabilities.  If you have questions and would like to talk to a licensed Tax Resolution Specialist please do not hesitate to call us at 866-487-5624.


The Oregon Department of Revenue (OR-DOR) offers individuals 36-month Payment Plans to resolve back-taxes.  You can set up yours at Revenue Online.
If you need more than 3 years to pay your tax debt in full then be expected to complete a financial statement form supporting your request for extended payment terms.  Payment Plans over 36 months may be subject to periodical review.  

Quick Tip:  If you are experiencing a financial hardship and cannot afford to make payments towards your Oregon back-tax liability you may be able to have your tax debt placed in a Suspended Collections or Uncollectible Status.

Be advised, the DOR may have a strict definition of Financial Hardship.  On their website, they’ve made it clear that a Financial Hardship is not the same thing as a “financial inconvenience”.


Offer in Compromise

Oregon Department of Revenue has a program similar to the IRS Offer in Compromise to settle tax liabilities for less than the total due.  It’s called the Settlement Offer Program.  Although it may work well for individual taxes, if it’s like the IRS OIC program and similar programs of other state taxing authorities, it’s not a good program for an operating business.  

OR-DOR provides the Settlement Offer Program application forms online.  Submit your completed form with all backup documentation and a nonrefundable 5% payment.

If your settlement is accepted:  
  • Make payment with credit/debit card, check, money order, cashier’s check or cash.
  • Pay the accepted amount in full within 30 days or you may request a 12-month payment plan.
  • You can never have another Settlement Offer with the OR-DOR.

Penalty Relief

In certain cases, Oregon Department of Revenue will consider abating penalty, if you can show that there is “reasonable cause”.  In other words, if you believe an unavoidable hardship caused your tax delinquency, you may ask for a waiver or reduction the penalty.  

Check the Penalty Waiver web page for more information


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page last reviewed 01/15/2024

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