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Set up and manage Oregon Worker Benefit Fund (WBF)

SOLVEDby QuickBooks11Updated September 07, 2023

Learn how to handle Oregon Workers Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment in QuickBooks Online Payroll and QuickBooks Desktop Payroll.

Oregon workers are subject to Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment tax. This assessment is calculated based on employees’ per hour worked. 

For 2023, the rate is 2.2 cents per hour worked. You and your employees will split the tax amount. Visit the Oregon website to learn more.

QuickBooks Online Payroll

If you have employees working in Oregon, make sure to set up their work address correctly. QuickBooks Online Payroll automatically calculates Workers’ Benefit Fund (WBF) assessment tax for you, as long as the work location is correct.

QuickBooks Desktop Payroll

  1. Go to Employees, then Employee Center. 
  2. Double-click the employee's name.
  3. Select Payroll Info.
  4. Select Taxes to display the Federal, State, and Other tabs.
  5. Select the Other tab.
  6. Select the following:
    • OR - WBF Assessment Emp.
    • OR - WBF Assessment Co
  7. In the Worker's Assessment rate field, enter the tax rate for the employee as you select OR - WBF Assessment Emp. Then the company tax rate as you select OR - WBF Assessment Co. 
  8. Select OK twice.

Note: If you use Assisted Payroll, follow the steps above to manually change the rates in QuickBooks. Intuit will pay and file this tax for you.


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