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Trouble with BIN ID numbers
Trouble with BIN ID numbers

Oregonians, receiving an error message on your BIN ID? Here’s what to check next when you’ve tried everything.

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A Business Identification Number (BIN) is a state tax id number issued by business licensing agencies in Oregon. It’s typically used for reporting payroll and taxes at the state level.

Your Oregon BIN is an 8-digit number with a dash. (For example, 1234567-8).

Your BIN will be on any correspondence received from the OR Department of Revenue. If you’re unsure, contact the agency at 503-945-8091 or 800-356-4222.

Why won’t my BIN ID clear reconciliation when I eFile?

If Tax Forms Helper won’t accept your BIN ID, formatting is likely the issue.

  • Your BIN ID must be typed without dashes.
    Tax Forms Helper won’t accept dashes in the state tax ID box. This may mean you’ll need to return to your payer profile and edit your State Tax ID number to remove the dash.

  • Your BIN ID must be an 8-digit number.
    Don’t confuse this with your employer identification number (EIN), which is a 9-digit number assigned by the IRS.

  • Your BIN ID is not the same thing as your Business Registry Number.
    Oregon issues a registry number at the time you register your business with the Secretary of State’s Corporation Division. Soon after, you should have received the BIN ID via email from the Secretary of State’s office.

  • Your BIN must be typed correctly.
    And of course, check for transpositions & typos. Happens to all of us!

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