# TAXES 21-21, Oregon State Income Tax Withholding

Published: April 23, 2021

Effective: Pay Period 08, 2021

## Summary

The income tax withholding formula for the State of Oregon includes the following changes:

- The standard deduction amount for Single filers claiming less than three allowances has changed from $2,315 to $2,350.
- The standard deduction amount for Single filers claiming three or more allowances has changed from $4,630 to $4,700.
- The standard deduction amount for Married filers has changed from $4,630 to $4,700.
- The annual tax credit amount per exemption has changed from $210 to $213.
- The annualized deduction for Federal tax withheld has changed from a maximum of $6,950 to $7,050.
- The tax tables have changed for all filers.

No action on the part of the employee or the personnel office is necessary.

## Tax Formula

State Abbreviation: |
OR |

State Tax Withholding State Code: |
41 |

Acceptable Exemption Form: |
OR-W-4 or W-4 (see the Additional Information section) |

Basis for Withholding: |
State or Federal Exemptions (see the Additional Information section) |

Acceptable Exemption Data: |
S/M, Number of Exemptions |

TSP Deferred: |
Yes |

Special Coding: |
None |

Additional Information: |
Employees who have not previously submitted an OR W-4, and have submitted a 2020 or newer Federal Form W-4 or have not previously submitted a prior to 2020 Federal Form W-4, will default to the flat withholding tax rate of eight percent. Employees who have not previously submitted an OR W-4 and have not submitted a 2020 or newer Federal Form W-4, will default to the prior to 2020 Federal Form W-4 submission. |

### Withholding Formula (Effective Pay Period 08, 2021)

- Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contributions from the gross biweekly wages.
- Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program and Flexible Spending Account — health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.
- Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (e.g., taxable life insurance) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.
- Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the gross annualized wages.
- Subtract the employee's annualized Federal withholding tax from the annualized gross pay to determine annualized taxable wages. The annualized Federal withholding tax to be deducted cannot exceed the maximum amount shown in the following tables based on marital status and the annualized gross pay calculated in step 4:
Single (Regardless of the Number of Exemptions) Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Maximum Federal Deduction Amount Is:

Over $0 but not over $124,999.99

$7,050

Over $124,999.99 but not over $129,999.99

$5,650

Over $129,999.99 but not over $134,999.99

$4,200

Over $134,999.99 but not over $139,999.99

$2,280

Over $139,999.99 but not over $144,999.99

$1,400

Over $144,999.99

$0

Married (Regardless of the Number of Exemptions) Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Maximum Federal Deduction Amount Is:

Over $0 but not over $249,999.99

$7,050

Over $249,999.99 but not over $259,999.99

$5,650

Over $259,999.99 but not over $269,999.99

$4,200

Over $269,999.99 but not over $279,999.99

$2,280

Over $279,999.99 but not over $289,999.99

$1,400

Over $289,999.99

$0

- Determine the standard deduction allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the annualized wages:
If the Employee Is:

The Standard Deduction Is:

Single claiming less than three (3) exemptions

$2,350

Single claiming three (3) or more exemptions

$4,700

Married

$4,700

- If the employee's annualized gross wages calculated in step 4 are less than $50,000, calculate the annual tax amount on the adjusted taxable wages using one of the tables below.
Single (With Less Than Three Exemptions) Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

Over $0 but not over $3,650

$213.00 plus 4.75%

Over $3,650 but not over $9,200

$386.00 plus 6.75% of excess over $3,650

Over $9,200

$761.00 plus 8.75% of excess over $9,200

Single (With Three or More Exemptions) or Married Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

Over $0 but not over $7,300

$213.00 plus 4.75%

Over $7,300 but not over $18,400

$560.00 plus 6.75% of excess over $7,300

Over $18,400

$1,309.00 plus 8.75% of excess over $18,400

- If the employee's annualized gross wages calculated in step 4 are $50,000 or more, calculate the annual tax amount on the adjusted taxable wages using one of the tables below.
Single (With Less Than Three Exemptions) Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

Over $0 but not over $9,200

$0.00

Over $9,200 but not over $125,000

$548.00 plus 8.75% of excess over $9,200

Over $125,000

$10,681.00 plus 9.90% of excess over $125,000

Single (With Three or More Exemptions) or Married Tax Withholding Table

If the Amount of Taxable Income Is:

The Amount of Tax Withholding Should Be:

Over $0 but not over $18,400

$0.00

Over $18,400 but not over $250,000

$1,096.00 plus 8.75% of excess over $18,400

Over $250,000

$21,361.00 plus 9.90% of excess over $250,000

- Based on the employee's marital status and the annualized gross wages calculated in step 4, reduce the total number of exemptions claimed by the personal allowance shown in the following table (do not reduce exemptions below 0 (zero)):
Marital Status

Annualized Wages

Total Exemptions Claimed

Personal Allowance Reduction

Single

Greater than $100,000

1 or more

1

Married

Greater than $200,000

1

1

Married

Greater than $200,000

2 or more

2

- Multiply the adjusted number of exemptions claimed by $213 and subtract this amount from the annual tax calculated above.
- Divide the annual Oregon tax withholding calculated in step 10 by the number of pay dates in the tax year to obtain the biweekly Oregon tax withholding.

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