Medford, OR – State officials have announced that the new tax was implemented by the Oregon Legislature with the passage of House Bill 2757.
According to the statement, the 988-tax rate will be 40 cents per subscriber line of telecommunications or Voice over Internet Protocol service, or device with access to the 988 suicide prevention and behavioral health crisis system, and 40 cents for each prepaid wireless service or product retail transaction.
These are the same transactions subject to the existing 911 Emergency Communications Tax.
This tax rate will be effective for all billings or purchase of prepaid wireless service beginning January 1, 2024.
The new 988 tax does not apply to services provided under the plan of assistance established under Section 6, Chapter 290, Oregon Laws 1987; Oregon Lifeline.
The existing E911 return will be modified to include the 988 tax.