This year, Oregon employers have an additional notice requirement when issuing their W-2 forms to employees. Employers rushing to issue their W-2s by the January 31st deadline need to remember to provide their employees with written notice about the state and federal earned income tax credits (EITC). Employers must send the following notice by regular or electronic mail to employees about the EITC contemporaneously with the sending of the federal form W-2:
Employees may be eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC or EIC), a benefit for working people with low to moderate income, particularly those with children. EITC reduces the amount of tax owed and may provide a refund.
Visit these websites for additional information about how to qualify: