City Marijuana Tax
Amendment of Marijuana Retail Tax Administrative Rule Finalized
On September 14, 2017, the City Manager issued Administrative Rule 44-17-02 (PDF), which amends Administrative Rule R-3.706-C by changing the City’s penalty and interest structure for the local marijuana tax so that it is not inconsistent with the Department of Revenue’s penalty and interest schedule. The previously issued Administrative Order regarding the City’s marijuana tax is repealed and replaced with Administrative Rule 44-17-02. The unamended provisions of the previously issued Administrative Order remain in effect.
Eugene Marijuana Tax
On November 8, 2016, Eugene voters approved Ordinance No. 20566, imposing a three percent tax on the retail sales of recreational marijuana items. Under the Ordinance, marijuana retailers within the City of Eugene are responsible for collecting the tax from consumers at the time of purchase or sale beginning January 1, 2017.
Eugene Marijuana Tax Payments
The State of Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) is providing tax collection and other administrative duties for the Eugene Retail Marijuana Tax. All marijuana tax payments owed to the City of Eugene should be remitted to the Oregon Department of Revenue using the appropriate forms and payment procedures explained on the DOR website.
Marijuana retailers are required to remit taxes owed to the City of Eugene on a monthly basis. Retailers can find information on how to make tax payments to the City of Eugene using the tax payment forms provided on the DOR website. The City of Eugene will not accept Retail Marijuana Tax payments directly. Marijuana retailers are not required to file tax returns with the City of Eugene directly. All tax payments and quarterly tax returns should be completed through the DOR website.
Additional Information on Eugene’s Marijuana Tax
All other information related to Eugene’s Retail Marijuana Tax including tax payment deadlines, record keeping responsibilities, penalties and interest for late payment, customer receipt requirements and more can be found by reading Administrative Order 44-16-05, as well as the FAQ found at the bottom of this page.
Oregon Liquor Control Commission
All marijuana retailers selling recreational marijuana in the City of Eugene must have a license issued through the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC). Nothing in Eugene’s Administrative Rules or City Code affect or relieve marijuana retailers of obligations under state laws, regulations and rules.