Chapter 317 — Corporation Excise Tax

 

ORS sections in this chapter were amended or repealed by the Legislative Assembly during its 2014 regular session. See the table of ORS sections amended or repealed during the 2014 regular session: 2014 A&R Tables

 

Uncodified sections printed in this chapter were amended or repealed by the Legislative Assembly during its 2014 regular session. See the table of uncodified sections amended or repealed during the 2014 regular session: 2014 A&R Tables

 

 

2013 EDITION

 

CORPORATION EXCISE TAX

 

REVENUE AND TAXATION

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

317.005     Short title

 

317.010     Definitions

 

317.013     Adoption of parts of Internal Revenue Code and application of federal laws and regulations

 

317.018     Statement of purpose

 

317.019     Application of Payment-in-kind Tax Treatment Act of 1983

 

317.025     Omission of previously enacted savings clauses from Oregon Revised Statutes

 

317.030     Effect of chapter

 

317.035     Effect of subsequent repeal of chapter

 

317.038     Computation of Oregon taxable history

 

IMPOSITION OF TAX

 

317.061     Tax rate

 

317.063     Tax rate imposed on certain long-term capital gain from farming; requirements

 

317.067     Tax on homeowners association income

 

317.070     Tax on centrally assessed, mercantile, manufacturing and business corporations and financial institutions

 

317.080     Exempt corporations

 

317.090     Minimum tax

 

317.092     Exemption of payments to tenant of manufactured dwelling park upon termination of rental agreement

 

CREDITS

 

(Generally)

 

317.097     Lending institution loans for housing; rules

 

317.111     Weatherization loan interest; commercial lending institutions

 

317.112     Energy conservation loans to residential fuel oil customers or wood heating residents; rules

 

317.115     Alternative fuel vehicle fueling stations

 

317.122     Insurers; amounts paid for certain taxes and assessments

 

(Temporary provisions relating to mile-based or time-based motor vehicle insurance are compiled as notes following ORS 317.122)

 

(Long Term Enterprise Zones)

 

317.124     Long term enterprise zone facilities

 

317.125     Other tax credits limited; exception

 

317.127     Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund

 

317.129     Tax payments of long term enterprise zone facilities credit claimants

 

317.131     Distribution of funds to local governments

 

(Agriculture Workforce Housing)

 

317.147     Agriculture workforce housing loans; credit transfers; rules

 

(Education and Research)

 

317.151     Contributions of computers or scientific equipment for research to educational organizations

 

317.152     Qualified research activities credit

 

317.153     Qualified research activities; election between credits; rules

 

317.154     Alternative qualified research activities credit

 

DISSOLUTION OF TAXPAYER

 

317.190     Effect on reporting income

 

317.195     Effect on deductions allowed

 

MODIFICATIONS TO TAXABLE INCOME

 

317.259     Modifications generally

 

317.267     Dividends received by corporation from certain other corporations

 

317.273     Dividend income received by domestic corporation from certain foreign corporations

 

317.283     Nonrecognition of transactions with related domestic international sales corporation; tax treatment of commissions

 

317.286     Nonrecognition of transactions with related foreign sales corporation

 

317.301     Deferral of deduction for certain amounts deductible under federal law

 

317.303     Deduction or adjustment for certain federal credits

 

317.304     Addition for unused qualified business credits

 

317.307     Reduction for charitable contribution deduction under federal law; subtraction

 

317.309     Interest and dividends received from obligations of state or political subdivision

 

317.310     Balance in bad debt reserve of financial institution which has changed from reserve method to specific charge-off method of accounting

 

317.311     Application of section 243 of Tax Reform Act of 1986

 

317.312     Federal depreciation expenses of certain health care service contractors

 

317.314     Taxes on net income or profits imposed by any state or foreign country; nondeductible taxes and license fees; taxes paid to foreign country for certain income

 

317.319     Capital Construction Fund; deferred income; nonqualified withdrawals

 

317.322     Addition of long term care insurance premiums if credit is claimed

 

317.327     Modification of taxable income when deferred gain is recognized as result of out-of-state disposition of property; rules

 

317.329     Basis for stock acquisition

 

317.344     Net operating loss carryback and carryover

 

317.349     Transaction treated as lease purchase under federal law

 

317.351     ORS 317.349 not applicable to finance leases

 

317.356     Basis on disposition of asset; adjustments to reflect depreciation, depletion, other cost recovery, federal credits and other differences in Oregon and federal basis

 

317.362     Reversal of effect of gain or loss in case of timber, coal, domestic iron ore

 

317.374     Depletion

 

317.379     Exemption of income from exercise of Indian fishing rights

 

317.386     Energy conservation payments exempt

 

317.388     Claim of right income repayment adjustment when credit is claimed

 

317.391     Small city business development exemption

 

317.394     Qualifying film production labor rebates

 

317.398     Qualified production activities income

 

317.401     Addition for federal prescription drug plan subsidies excluded for federal tax purposes

 

(Temporary provisions relating to exemption for certain sales of manufactured dwelling parks are compiled as notes following ORS 317.401)

 

317.476     Net losses of prior years

 

317.478     Pre-change and built-in losses

 

317.479     Limitation on use of preacquisition losses to offset built-in gain

 

317.485     Loss carryforward after reorganization; construction

 

317.488     Qualified donations and sales to educational institutions

 

317.491     Contribution to charitable organization subject to disqualification order

 

RETURNS AND PAYMENT OF TAX

 

317.504     Date return considered filed or advance payment considered made

 

317.510     Requiring additional reports and information

 

FOREIGN INCOME; DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL SALES CORPORATIONS; INSURERS

 

317.625     Income from sources without the United States

 

317.635     Domestic international sales corporation; exemption from minimum tax

 

317.650     Insurers; depreciation and basis provisions; confidentiality of returns; calendar year filing of returns required

 

317.655     Taxable income of insurer; computation; exclusion for certain life insurance or annuity accounts

 

317.660     Allocation of net income where insurer has both in-state and out-of-state business

 

317.665     Oregon net losses of insurer in prior years

 

317.667     Tax treatment of captive insurers

 

UNITARY TAX

 

317.705     Definitions

 

317.710     Corporation tax return requirements; rules

 

317.713     Group losses as offset to income of subsidiary paying preferred dividends

 

317.715     Tax return of corporation in affiliated group making consolidated federal return; nonexempt jurisdictions; rules

 

317.717     Report to Legislative Assembly

 

317.720     Computation of taxable income; excess loss accounts

 

317.725     Adjustments to prevent double taxation or deduction; rules

 

DISPOSITION OF REVENUE

 

317.850     Disposition of revenue

 

317.853     Disposition of revenue from tax imposed at increased rate; estimate

 

UNRELATED BUSINESS INCOME OF CERTAIN EXEMPT CORPORATIONS

 

317.920     Tax imposed on unrelated business income of certain exempt corporations

 

317.930     Exceptions and limitations

 

317.950     Assessment of deficiency

 

PENALTIES

 

317.991     Civil penalty; noncompliance with ORS 317.097 relating to credit for housing rehabilitation loans

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

      317.005 Short title. This chapter may be cited as the Corporation Excise Tax Law. [Amended by 2005 c.94 §83]

 

      317.010 Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise:

      (1) “Centrally assessed corporation” means every corporation the property of which is assessed by the Department of Revenue under ORS 308.505 to 308.665.

      (2) “Department” means the Department of Revenue.

      (3)(a) “Consolidated federal return” means the return permitted or required to be filed by a group of affiliated corporations under section 1501 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (b) “Consolidated state return” means the return required to be filed under ORS 317.710 (5).

      (4) “Doing business” means any transaction or transactions in the course of its activities conducted within the state by a national banking association, or any other corporation; provided, however, that a foreign corporation whose activities in this state are confined to purchases of personal property, and the storage thereof incident to shipment outside the state, shall not be deemed to be doing business unless such foreign corporation is an affiliate of another foreign or domestic corporation which is doing business in Oregon. Whether or not corporations are affiliated shall be determined as provided in section 1504 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (5) “Excise tax” means a tax measured by or according to net income imposed upon national banking associations, all other banks, and financial, centrally assessed, mercantile, manufacturing and business corporations for the privilege of carrying on or doing business in this state.

      (6) “Financial institution” has the meaning given that term in ORS 314.610 except that it does not include a credit union as defined in ORS 723.006, an interstate credit union as defined in ORS 723.001 or a federal credit union.

      (7) “Internal Revenue Code,” except where the Legislative Assembly has provided otherwise, refers to the laws of the United States or to the Internal Revenue Code as they are amended and in effect:

      (a) On January 3, 2013; or

      (b) If related to the definition of taxable income, as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer.

      (8) “Oregon taxable income” means taxable income, less the deduction allowed under ORS 317.476, except as otherwise provided with respect to insurers in subsection (11) of this section and ORS 317.650 to 317.665.

      (9) “Oregon net loss” means taxable loss, except as otherwise provided with respect to insurers in subsection (11) of this section and ORS 317.650 to 317.665.

      (10) “Taxable income or loss” means the taxable income or loss determined, or in the case of a corporation for which no federal taxable income or loss is determined, as would be determined, under chapter 1, Subtitle A of the Internal Revenue Code and any other laws of the United States relating to the determination of taxable income or loss of corporate taxpayers, with the additions, subtractions, adjustments and other modifications as are specifically prescribed by this chapter except that in determining taxable income or loss for any year, no deduction under ORS 317.476 or 317.478 and section 45b, chapter 293, Oregon Laws 1987, shall be allowed. If the corporation is a corporation to which ORS 314.280 or 314.605 to 314.675 (requiring or permitting apportionment of income from transactions or activities carried on both within and without the state) applies, to derive taxable income or loss, the following shall occur:

      (a) From the amount otherwise determined under this subsection, subtract nonbusiness income, or add nonbusiness loss, whichever is applicable.

      (b) Multiply the amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection by the Oregon apportionment percentage defined under ORS 314.280, 314.650 or 314.667, whichever is applicable. The resulting product shall be Oregon apportioned income or loss.

      (c) To the amount determined as Oregon apportioned income or loss under paragraph (b) of this subsection, add nonbusiness income allocable entirely to Oregon under ORS 314.280 or 314.625 to 314.645, or subtract nonbusiness loss allocable entirely to Oregon under ORS 314.280 or 314.625 to 314.645. The resulting figure is “taxable income or loss” for those corporations carrying on taxable transactions or activities both within and without Oregon.

      (11) As used in ORS 317.122 and 317.650 to 317.665, “ insurer” means any domestic, foreign or alien insurer as defined in ORS 731.082 and any interinsurance and reciprocal exchange and its attorney in fact with respect to its attorney in fact net income as a corporate attorney in fact acting as attorney in compliance with ORS 731.458, 731.462, 731.466 and 731.470 for the reciprocal or interinsurance exchange. However, “insurer” does not include title insurers or health care service contractors operating pursuant to ORS 750.005 to 750.095. [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1959 c.631 §1; 1963 c.571 §1; subsection (18) enacted as 1969 c.600 §2; 1975 c.368 §4; 1977 c.866 §2; 1983 c.162 §3; 1984 c.1 §5; 1985 c.802 §20; 1987 c.293 §31; 1989 c.625 §15; 1991 c.457 §8; 1993 c.726 §38; 1995 c.556 §12; 1995 c.786 §12; 1997 c.154 §49; 1997 c.839 §26; 1999 c.224 §8; 2001 c.660 §46; 2003 c.77 §19; 2005 c.832 §31; 2007 c.614 §14; 2008 c.45 §14; 2009 c.5 §24; 2009 c.403 §2; 2009 c.909 §§26,27; 2010 c.82 §§27,28; 2011 c.7 §24; 2012 c.31 §23; 2013 c.377 §23]

 

      317.013 Adoption of parts of Internal Revenue Code and application of federal laws and regulations. (1) Those portions of the Internal Revenue Code, and any other laws of the United States pertaining to the determination of taxable income of corporate taxpayers, are adopted by reference as a part of this chapter. Those portions of the Internal Revenue Code and other laws of the United States have full force and effect under this chapter unless modified by other provisions of this chapter.

      (2) Insofar as is practicable in the administration of this chapter, the Department of Revenue shall apply and follow the administrative and judicial interpretations of the federal income tax law. When a provision of the federal income tax law is the subject of conflicting opinions by two or more federal courts, the department shall follow the rule observed by the United States Commissioner of Internal Revenue until the conflict is resolved. Nothing contained in this section limits the right or duty of the department to audit the return of any taxpayer or to determine any fact relating to the tax liability of any taxpayer.

      (3) When portions of the Internal Revenue Code incorporated by reference as provided in subsection (1) of this section refer to rules or regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury, they are regarded as rules adopted by the department under and in accord with the provisions of this chapter, whenever they are prescribed or amended.

      (4)(a) When portions of the Internal Revenue Code incorporated by reference as provided in subsection (1) of this section are later corrected by an Act or Title within an Act of the United States Congress designated as an Act or Title making technical corrections, then notwithstanding the date that the Act or Title becomes law, those portions of the Internal Revenue Code, as so corrected, shall be the portions of the Internal Revenue Code incorporated by reference as provided in this section or ORS 317.010 or 317.018 and shall take effect, unless otherwise indicated by the Act or Title (in which case the provisions shall take effect as indicated in the Act or Title) as if originally included in the Act being technically corrected. If, on account of this subsection, any adjustment is required to an Oregon return that would otherwise be prevented by operation of law or rule, the adjustment shall be made, notwithstanding any law or rule to the contrary, in the manner provided under ORS 314.135.

      (b) As used in this subsection, “Act or Title” includes any subtitle, division or other part of an Act or Title. [1983 c.162 §11; 1984 c.1 §6; 1985 c.802 §32; 1987 c.293 §32; 1997 c.839 §27; 2003 c.77 §20]

 

      317.015 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.075 and 314.080 enacted in lieu of 316.025, 316.030, 317.015 and 317.020)]

 

      317.016 [1967 c.274 §§2,3,5; 1975 c.705 §10; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.017 [1985 c.802 §48; repealed by 1997 c.839 §69]

 

      317.018 Statement of purpose. It is the intent of the Legislative Assembly:

      (1) To make the Oregon corporate excise tax law, insofar as it relates to the measurement of taxable income, identical to the provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code, as in effect and applicable for the tax year of the taxpayer, to the end that taxable income of a corporation for Oregon purposes is the same as it is for federal income tax purposes, subject to Oregon’s jurisdiction to tax, and subject to the additions, subtractions, adjustments and modifications contained in this chapter.

      (2) To achieve the results desired under subsection (1) of this section by application of the various provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code relating to the definitions for corporations, of income, deductions, accounting methods, accounting periods, taxation of corporations, basis and other pertinent provisions relating to gross income. It is not the intent of the Legislative Assembly to adopt federal Internal Revenue Code provisions dealing with the computation of tax, tax credits or any other provisions designed to mitigate the amount of tax due.

      (3) To impose on each corporation doing business within this state an excise tax for the privilege of carrying on or doing that business measured by its federal taxable income as adjusted in this chapter. [1983 c.162 §2; 1984 c.1 §7; 1985 c.802 §21; 1987 c.293 §33; 1989 c.625 §16; 1991 c.457 §9; 1993 c.726 §39; 1995 c.556 §13; 1997 c.839 §28; 2009 c.5 §30; 2009 c.909 §§33,34; 2010 c.82 §29]

 

      317.019 Application of Payment-in-kind Tax Treatment Act of 1983. The Payment-in-kind Tax Treatment Act of 1983 (P.L. 98-4, as amended by section 1061 of P.L. 98-369) shall apply in deriving Oregon taxable income under this chapter, notwithstanding that the Act is not part of the Internal Revenue Code. [1985 c.802 §44]

 

      317.020 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.075 and 314.080 enacted in lieu of 316.025, 316.030, 317.015 and 317.020)]

 

      317.021 [1985 c.802 §60; 1987 c.293 §34; renumbered 314.031 in 1993]

 

      317.022 [1983 c.162 §41; 1984 c.1 §8; repealed by 2005 c.94 §84]

 

      317.025 Omission of previously enacted savings clauses from Oregon Revised Statutes. The omission from the Oregon Revised Statutes of those statutes which were part of Acts amending the statutes that constitute the source of this chapter and which provided savings clauses for the statutes amended, is not intended as a repeal of them. Such statutes shall, in so far as they are applicable, continue to be so applicable.

 

      317.030 Effect of chapter. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to repeal the present capital stock tax or annual corporation license fee otherwise provided for by law.

 

      317.035 Effect of subsequent repeal of chapter. In the event of repeal of this chapter, unless otherwise specifically provided in the repeal, this chapter shall remain in full force for the assessment, imposition and collection of the tax and all interest, penalty or forfeitures which have accrued or may accrue in relation to any such tax for the calendar year in which the tax is repealed.

 

      317.038 Computation of Oregon taxable history. (1) Nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to require a corporation to include an item of income, or to permit a corporation to deduct an expense item, more than once in computing Oregon taxable income.

      (2) The changes to the corporate excise and income tax laws by chapter 162, Oregon Laws 1983, shall not be applied to preclude a corporation from taking into account a deduction or a loss to which it otherwise would be entitled.

      (3) The changes to the corporate excise and income tax laws by chapter 162, Oregon Laws 1983, shall not be applied to preclude a corporation from including income which it otherwise would be required to include. [1983 c.162 §40; 1985 c.802 §21e]

 

      317.045 [1989 c.625 §19; repealed by 1991 c.457 §24]

 

      317.055 [Amended by 1957 c.607 §1; subsection (2) of 1961 Replacement Part derived from 1957 c.607 §11 and 1957 s.s. c.5 §1; 1963 c.571 §2; repealed by 1975 c.368 §8]

 

      317.056 [1975 c.368 §3; 1983 c.162 §4; 1999 c.21 §43; repealed by 2009 c.403 §7]

 

      317.057 [1999 c.30 §2; 2009 c.541 §18; repealed by 2013 c.614 §1]

 

      317.060 [Amended by 1957 c.607 §2; subsection (2) of 1961 Replacement Part derived from 1957 c.607 §11 and 1957 s.s. c.5 §1; 1963 c.571 §3; repealed by 1975 c.368 §8]

 

IMPOSITION OF TAX

 

      317.061 Tax rate. The rate of the tax imposed by and computed under this chapter is:

      (1) Six and six-tenths percent of the first $1 million of taxable income, or fraction thereof; and

      (2) Seven and six-tenths percent of any amount of taxable income in excess of $1 million. [1975 c.368 §2; 1983 c.162 §5; 1987 c.293 §34a; 2009 c.745 §§5,7,9; 2013 s.s.1 c.5 §1]

 

      Note: Section 7 (1), chapter 5, Oregon Laws 2013 (first special session), provides:

      Sec. 7. (1) Sections 4 [316.693] and 6c [316.749] of this 2013 special session Act and the amendments to ORS 316.085, 316.695, 317.061, 317.283 and 317.635 by sections 1, 2, 5, 6 and 6a of this 2013 special session Act apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013. [2013 s.s.1 c.5 §7(1)]

 

      317.063 Tax rate imposed on certain long-term capital gain from farming; requirements. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Farming” means:

      (A) Raising, harvesting and selling crops;

      (B) Feeding, breeding, managing or selling livestock, poultry, fur-bearing animals or honeybees or the produce thereof;

      (C) Dairying and selling dairy products;

      (D) Stabling or training equines, including but not limited to providing riding lessons, training clinics and schooling shows;

      (E) Propagating, cultivating, maintaining or harvesting aquatic species and bird and animal species to the extent allowed by the rules adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission;

      (F) On-site constructing and maintaining equipment and facilities used for the activities described in this subsection;

      (G) Preparing, storing or disposing of, by marketing or otherwise, the products or by-products raised for human or animal use on land employed in activities described in this subsection; or

      (H) Any other agricultural or horticultural activity or animal husbandry, or any combination of these activities, except that “farming” does not include growing and harvesting trees of a marketable species other than growing and harvesting cultured Christmas trees or certain hardwood timber described in ORS 321.267 (3) or 321.824 (3).

      (b) “Section 1231 gain” has the meaning given that term in section 1231 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) Notwithstanding ORS 317.061, taxable income that consists of net long-term capital gain shall be subject to tax under this chapter at a rate of five percent if all of the following conditions apply:

      (a) The gain is:

      (A) Derived from the sale or exchange of capital assets consisting of ownership interests in a corporation, partnership or other entity in which, prior to the sale or exchange, the taxpayer owned at least a 10 percent ownership interest; or

      (B) Section 1231 gain.

      (b) The property that was sold or exchanged consisted of:

      (A) Ownership interests in a corporation, partnership or other entity that is engaged in the trade or business of farming; or

      (B) Property that is predominantly used in the trade or business of farming.

      (c) The sale or exchange is to a person who is not related to the taxpayer under section 267 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (d) The sale or exchange constitutes a substantially complete termination of all of the taxpayer’s ownership interests in a trade or business that is engaged in farming or a substantially complete termination of all of the taxpayer’s ownership interests in property that is employed in the trade or business of farming.

      (3) If the taxpayer has net long-term capital gain derived in part from the sale or exchange of property described in subsection (2)(b) of this section and in part from the sale or exchange of all other property, the net long-term capital gain that is subject to tax under this section shall be determined as follows:

      (a) Compute the net long-term capital gain derived from all property described in subsection (2)(b) of this section that was sold or exchanged during the tax year.

      (b) Compute the net capital gain or loss from the sale or exchange of all other property during the tax year.

      (c) If the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection is a net capital gain, the gain that is subject to tax under subsection (2) of this section shall be the amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

      (d) If the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection is a net capital loss, the gain that is subject to tax under subsection (2) of this section shall be the amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection minus the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection. [2001 c.545 §4; 2003 c.454 §124; 2003 c.621 §99a]

 

      317.065 [Repealed by 1975 c.368 §8]

 

      317.066 [1977 c.597 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.067 Tax on homeowners association income. (1) A tax is hereby imposed for each taxable year on the homeowners association taxable income of every homeowners association at the rate provided in ORS 317.061 and as though the homeowners association were a corporation.

      (2) As used in this section, “homeowners association” has the meaning given that term in section 528(c) of the Internal Revenue Code. [1977 c.597 §3; 1983 c.162 §6; 1999 c.21 §44; 1999 c.90 §22a]

 

      317.070 Tax on centrally assessed, mercantile, manufacturing and business corporations and financial institutions. Every centrally assessed corporation, the property of which is assessed by the Department of Revenue under ORS 308.505 to 308.665, and every mercantile, manufacturing and business corporation and every financial institution doing business within this state, except as provided in ORS 317.080 and 317.090, shall annually pay to this state, for the privilege of carrying on or doing business by it within this state, an excise tax according to or measured by its Oregon taxable income, to be computed in the manner provided by this chapter, at the rate provided in ORS 317.061. [Amended by 1957 c.607 §3; 1957 c.709 §1; subsection (3) of 1963 Replacement Part derived from 1957 c.607 §11; 1957 c.709 §2 and 1957 s.s. c.5 §1; 1959 c.631 §2; 1963 c.627 §22 (referred and rejected); 1965 c.322 §1; 1965 c.544 §1; 1971 c.247 §1; 1975 c.368 §5; 1977 c.866 §3; 1982 1 c.16 §11; 1983 c.162 §7; 1985 c.565 §55; 1997 c.154 §50; 1999 c.21 §45; 1999 c.60 §1; 2009 c.403 §3]

 

      317.071 [1977 c.887 §8; 1981 c.778 §40; 1981 c.894 §30; renumbered 317.111]

 

      317.072 [1967 c.592 §9; 1969 c.340 §3; 1973 c.831 §9; 1977 c.795 §12; 1977 c.866 §11; 1981 c.408 §2; 1983 c.637 §7; renumbered 317.116]

 

      317.073 [1959 c.631 §6; repealed by 1969 c.520 §49]

 

      317.074 [1955 c.592 §2; 1957 c.607 §4; subsection (5) derived from 1957 c.607 §11 and 1957 s.s. c.5 §1; repealed by 1969 c.520 §49]

 

      317.075 [Repealed by 1955 c.592 §4]

 

      317.076 [1969 c.600 §9; renumbered 317.122]

 

      317.077 [1977 c.839 §10; 1979 c.439 §2; renumbered 317.128]

 

      317.078 [1969 c.600 §5; 1983 c.162 §35; renumbered 317.650]

 

      317.080 Exempt corporations. The following corporations are exempt from the taxes imposed by this chapter:

      (1) Organizations described in subsection (c) and subsection (j) of section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code unless the exemption is denied under subsection (h), (i) or (m) of section 501 or under section 502, 503 or 505 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) Organizations described in section 501(d) of the Internal Revenue Code, unless the exemption is denied under section 502 or 503 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (3) Organizations described in section 501(e) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (4) Organizations described in section 501(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (5) Charitable risk pools described in section 501(n) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (6) Organizations described in section 521 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (7) Qualified state tuition programs described in section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (8) Foreign or alien insurance companies, but only with respect to the underwriting profit derived from writing wet marine and transportation insurance subject to tax under ORS 731.824 and 731.828.

      (9) Corporations, organized and operated primarily for the purpose of furnishing permanent residential, recreational and social facilities primarily for elderly persons, which:

      (a) Are corporations not for profit, authorized to transact business in this state pursuant to ORS chapter 65 or any statute repealed by chapter 580, Oregon Laws 1959;

      (b) Receive not less than 95 percent of their operating gross income (excluding any investment income) solely from payments for living, medical, recreational, and social services and facilities, paid by or on behalf of the elderly persons using the facilities of such corporation;

      (c) Permit no part of their net earnings to inure to the benefit of any private stockholder or individual; and

      (d) Provide in their articles or other governing instrument that, upon dissolution, the assets remaining after satisfying all lawful debts and liabilities shall be distributed to one or more corporations exempt from taxation under this chapter as corporations organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

      (10) People’s utility districts established under ORS chapter 261. [Amended by 1953 c.207 §1; 1953 c.653 §3; 1955 c.592 §5; last sentence of 1959 Replacement Part derived from 1955 c.592 §6; 1957 c.553 §1; 1959 c.215 §1; 1961 c.473 §1; subsection (17) enacted as 1961 c.473 §2; 1963 c.286 §1; 1967 c.359 §689; 1969 c.600 §11; 1971 c.637 §1; 1985 c.802 §28a; 1987 c.293 §36; 1987 c.838 §20; 1989 c.626 §9; 1995 c.786 §13; 1997 c.839 §29]

 

      317.083 [1981 c.778 §36; renumbered 317.386]

 

      317.084 [1987 c.911 §8e; repealed by 2005 c.80 §7]

 

      317.085 [Repealed by 1957 c.607 §10]

 

      317.087 [1981 c.720 §18; renumbered 317.133]

 

      317.090 Minimum tax. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Oregon sales” means:

      (A) If the corporation apportions business income under ORS 314.650 to 314.665 for Oregon tax purposes, the total sales of the taxpayer in this state during the tax year, as determined for purposes of ORS 314.665;

      (B) If the corporation does not apportion business income for Oregon tax purposes, the total sales in this state that the taxpayer would have had, as determined for purposes of ORS 314.665, if the taxpayer were required to apportion business income for Oregon tax purposes; or

      (C) If the corporation apportions business income using a method different from the method prescribed by ORS 314.650 to 314.665, Oregon sales as defined by the Department of Revenue by rule.

      (b) If the corporation is an agricultural cooperative that is a cooperative organization described in section 1381 of the Internal Revenue Code, “Oregon sales” does not include sales representing business done with or for members of the agricultural cooperative.

      (2) Each corporation or affiliated group of corporations filing a return under ORS 317.710 shall pay annually to the state, for the privilege of carrying on or doing business by it within this state, a minimum tax as follows:

      (a) If Oregon sales properly reported on a return are:

      (A) Less than $500,000, the minimum tax is $150.

      (B) $500,000 or more, but less than $1 million, the minimum tax is $500.

      (C) $1 million or more, but less than $2 million, the minimum tax is $1,000.

      (D) $2 million or more, but less than $3 million, the minimum tax is $1,500.

      (E) $3 million or more, but less than $5 million, the minimum tax is $2,000.

      (F) $5 million or more, but less than $7 million, the minimum tax is $4,000.

      (G) $7 million or more, but less than $10 million, the minimum tax is $7,500.

      (H) $10 million or more, but less than $25 million, the minimum tax is $15,000.

      (I) $25 million or more, but less than $50 million, the minimum tax is $30,000.

      (J) $50 million or more, but less than $75 million, the minimum tax is $50,000.

      (K) $75 million or more, but less than $100 million, the minimum tax is $75,000.

      (L) $100 million or more, the minimum tax is $100,000.

      (b) If a corporation is an S corporation, the minimum tax is $150.

      (3) The minimum tax is not apportionable (except in the case of a change of accounting periods), and is payable in full for any part of the year during which a corporation is subject to tax. [Amended by 1975 c.368 §6; 2009 c.403 §4; 2009 c.745 §1; 2011 c.669 §1]

 

      317.092 Exemption of payments to tenant of manufactured dwelling park upon termination of rental agreement. Amounts received by a taxpayer under ORS 90.645 (1) are exempt from the taxes imposed by this chapter. [2007 c.906 §14]

 

      317.095 [1955 c.592 §§3,6; repealed by 1965 c.479 §1 (317.096 enacted in lieu of 317.095)]

 

      317.096 [1965 c.479 §2 (enacted in lieu of 317.095); repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

CREDITS

 

(Generally)

 

      317.097 Lending institution loans for housing; rules. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Annual rate” means the yearly interest rate specified on the note, and not the annual percentage rate, if any, disclosed to the applicant to comply with the federal Truth in Lending Act.

      (b) “Finance charge” means the total of all interest, loan fees, interest on any loan fees financed by the lending institution, and other charges related to the cost of obtaining credit.

      (c) “Lending institution” means any insured institution, as that term is defined in ORS 706.008, any mortgage banking company that maintains an office in this state or any community development corporation that is organized under the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law.

      (d) “Manufactured dwelling park” has the meaning given that term in ORS 446.003.

      (e) “Nonprofit corporation” means a corporation that is exempt from income taxes under section 501(c)(3) or (4) of the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on January 3, 2013.

      (f) “Preservation project” means housing that was previously developed as affordable housing with a contract for rent assistance from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or the United States Department of Agriculture and that is being acquired by a sponsoring entity.

      (g) “Qualified assignee” means any investor participating in the secondary market for real estate loans.

      (h) “Qualified borrower” means any borrower that is a sponsoring entity that has a controlling interest in the real property that is financed by a qualified loan. A controlling interest includes, but is not limited to, a controlling interest in the general partner of a limited partnership that owns the real property.

      (i) “Qualified loan” means:

      (A) A loan that meets the criteria stated in subsection (5) of this section or that is made to refinance a loan that meets the criteria described in subsection (5) of this section; or

      (B) The purchase by a lending institution of bonds, as defined in ORS 286A.001, issued on behalf of the Housing and Community Services Department, the proceeds of which are used to finance or refinance a loan that meets the criteria described in subsection (5) of this section.

      (j) “Sponsoring entity” means a nonprofit corporation, nonprofit cooperative, state governmental entity, local unit of government as defined in ORS 466.706, housing authority or any other person, provided that the person has agreed to restrictive covenants imposed by a nonprofit corporation, nonprofit cooperative, state governmental entity, local unit of government or housing authority.

      (2) The Department of Revenue shall allow a credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter for the taxable year to a lending institution that makes a qualified loan certified by the Housing and Community Services Department as provided in subsection (7) of this section. The amount of the credit is equal to the difference between:

      (a) The amount of finance charge charged by the lending institution during the taxable year at an annual rate less than the market rate for a qualified loan that is made before January 1, 2020, that complies with the requirements of this section; and

      (b) The amount of finance charge that would have been charged during the taxable year by the lending institution for the qualified loan for housing construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation measured at the annual rate charged by the lending institution for nonsubsidized loans made under like terms and conditions at the time the qualified loan for housing construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation is made.

      (3) The maximum amount of credit for the difference between the amounts described in subsection (2)(a) and (b) of this section may not exceed four percent of the average unpaid balance of the qualified loan during the tax year for which the credit is claimed.

      (4) Any tax credit allowed under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise, any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter.

      (5) To be eligible for the tax credit allowable under this section, a lending institution must make a qualified loan by either purchasing bonds, as defined in ORS 286A.001, issued on behalf of the Housing and Community Services Department, the proceeds of which are used to finance or refinance a loan that meets the criteria stated in this subsection, or by making a loan directly to:

      (a) An individual or individuals who own a dwelling, participate in an owner-occupied community rehabilitation program and are certified by the local government or its designated agent as having an income level when the loan is made of less than 80 percent of the area median income;

      (b) A qualified borrower who:

      (A) Uses the loan proceeds to finance construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation of housing; and

      (B) Provides a written certification executed by the Housing and Community Services Department that the:

      (i) Housing created by the loan is or will be occupied by households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income; and

      (ii) Full amount of savings from the reduced interest rate provided by the lending institution is or will be passed on to the tenants in the form of reduced housing payments, regardless of other subsidies provided to the housing project;

      (c) Subject to subsection (14) of this section, a qualified borrower who:

      (A) Uses the loan proceeds to finance construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation of housing consisting of a manufactured dwelling park; and

      (B) Provides a written certification executed by the Housing and Community Services Department that the housing will continue to be operated as a manufactured dwelling park during the period for which the tax credit is allowed; or

      (d) A qualified borrower who:

      (A) Uses the loan proceeds to finance acquisition or rehabilitation of housing consisting of a preservation project; and

      (B) Provides a written certification executed by the Housing and Community Services Department that the housing preserved by the loan:

      (i) Is or will be occupied by households earning less than 80 percent of the area median income; and

      (ii) Is the subject of a rent assistance contract with the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development or the United States Department of Agriculture that will be maintained by the qualified borrower.

      (6) A loan made to refinance a loan that meets the criteria stated in subsection (5) of this section must be treated the same as a loan that meets the criteria stated in subsection (5) of this section.

      (7) For a qualified loan to be eligible for the tax credit allowable under this section, the Housing and Community Services Department must execute a written certification for the qualified loan that:

      (a) Specifies the period, not to exceed 20 years, as determined by the Housing and Community Services Department, during which the tax credit is allowed for the qualified loan; and

      (b) States that the qualified loan is within the limitation imposed by subsection (8) of this section.

      (8) The Housing and Community Services Department may certify qualified loans that are eligible under subsection (5) of this section if the total credits attributable to all qualified loans eligible for credits under this section and then outstanding do not exceed $17 million for any fiscal year. In making loan certifications under subsection (7) of this section, the Housing and Community Services Department shall attempt to distribute the tax credits statewide, but shall concentrate the tax credits in those areas of the state that are determined by the State Housing Council to have the greatest need for affordable housing.

      (9) The tax credit provided for in this section may be taken whether or not:

      (a) The financial institution is eligible to take a federal income tax credit under section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code with respect to the project financed by the qualified loan; or

      (b) The project receives financing from bonds, the interest on which is exempt from federal taxation under section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (10) For a qualified loan defined in subsection (1)(i)(B) of this section financed through the purchase of bonds, the interest of which is exempt from federal taxation under section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code, the amount of finance charge that would have been charged under subsection (2)(b) of this section is determined by reference to the finance charge that would have been charged if the federally tax exempt bonds had been issued and the tax credit under this section did not apply.

      (11) A lending institution may sell a qualified loan for which a certification has been executed to a qualified assignee whether or not the lending institution retains servicing of the qualified loan so long as a designated lending institution maintains records, annually verified by a loan servicer, that establish the amount of tax credit earned by the taxpayer throughout each year of eligibility.

      (12) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a lending institution that is a community development corporation organized under the Oregon Nonprofit Corporation Law may transfer all or part of a tax credit allowed under this section to one or more other lending institutions that are stockholders or members of the community development corporation or that otherwise participate through the community development corporation in the making of one or more qualified loans for which the tax credit under this section is allowed.

      (13) The lending institution shall file an annual statement with the Housing and Community Services Department, specifying that it has conformed with all requirements imposed by law to qualify for a tax credit under this section.

      (14) Notwithstanding subsection (1)(h) and (j) of this section, a qualified borrower on a loan to finance the construction, development, acquisition or rehabilitation of a manufactured dwelling park under subsection (5)(c) of this section must be a nonprofit corporation, manufactured dwelling park nonprofit cooperative, state governmental entity, local unit of government as defined in ORS 466.706 or housing authority.

      (15) The Housing and Community Services Department and the Department of Revenue may adopt rules to carry out the provisions of this section. [1989 c.1045 §2; 1991 c.737 §1; 1993 c.813 §8; 1995 c.746 §43; 1997 c.425 §1; 1997 c.631 §458; 1997 c.839 §31; 1999 c.21 §46; 1999 c.90 §23; 1999 c.857 §§1,4; 2001 c.660 §§47,48; 2005 c.476 §§1,3; 2007 c.843 §61; 2008 c.29 §6; 2008 c.45 §15; 2009 c.5 §25; 2009 c.82 §1a; 2009 c.609 §8a; 2009 c.909 §28; 2009 c.913 §31; 2010 c.82 §30; 2011 c.7 §25; 2011 c.475 §2; 2012 c.31 §24; 2013 c.377 §24]

 

      Note: Section 30, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

      Sec. 30. The Housing and Community Services Department may not issue a certificate under ORS 317.097 on or after January 1, 2020. [2009 c.913 §30; 2011 c.475 §1]

 

      317.098 [1979 c.561 §6; 1983 c.162 §8; renumbered 317.392]

 

      317.099 [1989 c.1071 §§10,10a; repealed by 1991 c.863 §69]

 

      317.100 [1979 c.483 §2; repealed by 1989 c.626 §12]

 

      317.102 [1979 c.578 §9; 1985 c.749 §2; 1987 c.605 §2; 1989 c.887 §2; 1991 c.714 §7; 1991 c.877 §24; repealed by 1993 c.730 §7 (315.104 enacted in lieu of 316.094, 317.102 and 318.110)]

 

      317.103 [1981 c.894 §§15,16; 1989 c.765 §4; 1991 c.457 §10; repealed by 1993 c.730 §35 (315.356 enacted in lieu of 316.141, 316.142 and 317.103)]

 

      317.104 [1979 c.512 §14; 1981 c.894 §13; 1989 c.765 §5; 1991 c.711 §7; repealed by 1993 c.730 §33 (315.354 enacted in lieu of 316.140 and 317.104)]

 

      317.105 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.106 [1985 c.684 §14; 1989 c.765 §6; 1989 c.958 §11; repealed by 1993 c.730 §31 (315.324 enacted in lieu of 316.103 and 317.106)]

 

      317.110 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1973 c.233 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.111 Weatherization loan interest; commercial lending institutions. (1) A credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter for the taxable year shall be allowed commercial lending institutions in an amount equal to the difference between:

      (a) The maximum amount of interest allowed to be charged during the taxable year under section 6b, chapter 887, Oregon Laws 1977, for loans made before November 1, 1981, by the lending institution to space-heating customers for the purpose of financing weatherization services; and

      (b) The amount of interest which would have been charged during the taxable year by the lending institution for such loans at an annual interest rate which is the lesser of the following:

      (A) The average interest rate charged by the commercial lending institution for home improvement loans made during the calendar year immediately preceding the year in which the loans for weatherization services are made; or

      (B) Twelve percent.

      (2) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section which is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and used in each of the 15 years following the unused tax credit year. However, the entire amount of the unused credit for an unused credit year shall be carried forward to the earliest of the 15 years to which it may be carried.

      (3) No credit shall be allowed under this section for loans made on or after November 1, 1981. [Formerly 317.071; 1985 c.712 §1]

 

      317.112 Energy conservation loans to residential fuel oil customers or wood heating residents; rules. (1) A credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter for the taxable year shall be allowed to a commercial lending institution in an amount equal to the difference between:

      (a) The amount of finance charge charged during the taxable year including interest on the loan and interest on any loan fee financed at an annual rate of six and one-half percent, by the lending institution to a dwelling owner who is or who rents to a residential fuel oil customer, or who is or who rents to a wood heating resident for the purpose of financing energy conservation measures; and

      (b) The amount of finance charge that would have been charged during the taxable year, including interest on the loan and interest on any loan fee financed by the lending institution for the loan for energy conservation measures at an annual rate that is the lesser of the following:

      (A) The annual rate charged by the commercial lending institution for nonsubsidized loans made under like terms and conditions at the time the loan for energy conservation measures is made; or

      (B) An upper limit established by rule by the Director of the State Department of Energy.

      (2) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise until the 15th succeeding tax year. The credit may not be carried forward beyond the 15th succeeding tax year.

      (3) In order to be eligible for the tax credit allowed under subsection (1) of this section, the loan shall:

      (a) Be made only to an owner of an oil-heated or wood-heated dwelling who presents the results of an energy audit pursuant to ORS 469.631 to 469.645, 469.649 to 469.659, 469.673 to 469.683 or 469.685 that is conducted by a fuel oil dealer, investor-owned utility or publicly owned utility or through the State Department of Energy, regardless of whether that fuel oil dealer or utility provides the dwelling’s space heating energy.

      (b) Be subject to an annual rate not to exceed six and one-half percent and have a term not exceeding 10 years.

      (c) Not finance any materials installed in the construction of a new dwelling, additions to existing structures or remodeling that adds living space.

      (d) Finance only those energy conservation measures that are recommended as cost-effective in the energy audit, and any loan fee that is included in the body of the loan.

      (4) The credit allowed under this section may not be allowed to the extent that the loan exceeds $5,000 for a single dwelling unit, or, if the dwelling owner is a corporation described in ORS 307.375, to the extent that the loan exceeds $2,000 for a single dwelling unit.

      (5) A commercial lending institution may charge, finance and collect a nonrefundable front-end loan fee, and such a fee does not affect the eligibility of the loan for a tax credit under this section. The fee, if any, may not exceed that charged by the lending institution for nonsubsidized loans made under like terms and conditions at the time the loan for energy conservation measures is made.

      (6) Nothing in this section or in rules adopted under this section shall be construed to cause a loan to violate the usury laws of this state.

      (7) As used in this section, “annual rate,” “commercial lending institution,” “cost-effective,” “dwelling,” “dwelling owner,” “energy audit,” “energy conservation measures,” “finance charge,” “fuel oil dealer,” “residential fuel oil customer,” “space heating” and “wood heating resident” have the meaning given those terms in ORS 469.710. [1981 c.894 §28; 1987 c.749 §1; 1991 c.718 §1; 1995 c.746 §21; 2001 c.584 §3]

 

      Note: Section 16, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

      Sec. 16. Except as provided in ORS 317.112 (2), a credit may not be claimed under ORS 317.112 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2012. [2009 c.913 §16]

 

      317.113 [1987 c.591 §15; 1989 c.381 §§9,12,15; 1991 c.877 §§25,26,27; 1991 c.916 §§21,22,23; 1993 c.18 §§83,84,85; repealed by 1997 c.170 §33]

 

      317.114 [1987 c.682 §6; 1991 c.877 §28; 1991 c.929 §2; repealed by 1993 c.730 §23 (315.208 enacted in lieu of 316.132, 317.114 and 318.160)]

 

      317.115 Alternative fuel vehicle fueling stations. (1) A business tax credit is allowed against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter based upon costs paid or incurred for construction or installation in a dwelling of a fueling station necessary to operate an alternative fuel vehicle. The credit is allowed to the contractor who constructs the dwelling in which the fueling station is incorporated or installs the fueling station in the dwelling but may be taken by any person under the circumstances described in ORS 469B.106 (10) and the rules adopted thereunder.

      (2) The credit is 25 percent of the cost of the fueling station but the total credit shall not exceed $750 if the fueling station is placed in service on or after January 1, 1998.

      (3) To qualify for a credit under this section, all of the following are required:

      (a) The fueling station must be constructed, installed and operated in accordance with ORS 469B.100 to 469B.118 and a certificate issued thereunder.

      (b) The contractor must present with the claim for credit a verification form signed not only by the contractor but by the owner, contract purchaser or tenant authorizing the contractor to claim the credit and indicating that the owner, contract purchaser or tenant will not claim a credit based upon the cost of the same fueling station under ORS 316.116 or this section.

      (c) The credit must be claimed for the tax year in which the fueling station that has been certified under ORS 469B.100 to 469B.118 first is placed in service or the immediately succeeding tax year.

      (4) The credit allowed under this section shall not affect the computation of basis for purposes of this chapter, nor shall the credit affect the computation or be in lieu of any depreciation deduction for the fueling station.

      (5) The credit allowed under this section in any one year shall not exceed the tax liability of the taxpayer for that year.

      (6) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in such next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter.

      (7) The certificate and verification form described under ORS 469B.106 may be transferred by the contractor to the first purchaser of the dwelling that incorporates the fueling station if the purchaser intends to use the dwelling as a principal or secondary residence or, in the case of construction or installation of a fueling station in an existing dwelling, the current owner, if the current owner intends to use, or uses, the dwelling as a principal or secondary residence. A certificate and verification form so transferred may be used by the purchaser to claim a credit under ORS 316.116. [1997 c.534 §15; 1999 c.21 §47; 2001 c.584 §8; 2011 c.730 §73]

 

      Note: Section 14, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

      Sec. 14. A credit may not be claimed under ORS 317.115 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2012. [2009 c.913 §14]

 

      317.116 [Formerly 317.072; 1987 c.596 §3; 1989 c.802 §3; repealed by 1993 c.730 §29 (315.304 enacted in lieu of 316.097 and 317.116)]

 

      317.120 [1969 c.681 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.122 Insurers; amounts paid for certain taxes and assessments. (1) A credit against taxes imposed by this chapter shall be allowed insurers for the gross premium tax paid on fire insurance premiums in accordance with ORS 731.820.

      (2) A credit against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter shall be allowed to an insurer. The amount of the credit shall be the lesser of:

      (a) The amount of any assessments paid by the insurer during the tax year pursuant to ORS 656.612; or

      (b) The total profit attributable to the workers’ compensation line of business, net of reinsurance and including all investment gain attributable to the workers’ compensation line of business, determined in the manner prescribed under ORS 731.574 by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, with the modifications under ORS 317.655 attributable to the workers’ compensation line of business, and then apportioned in accordance with ORS 317.660 and multiplied by the corporate tax rate set forth in ORS 317.061. In making the apportionment under ORS 317.660 for purposes of this paragraph, the insurance sales factor shall be determined using only items attributable to the workers’ compensation line of business. [Formerly 317.076; 1995 c.786 §14; 2007 c.716 §2]

 

      Note: Section 20, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

      Sec. 20. (1) A credit may not be claimed under ORS 317.122 (1) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2018.

      (2) A credit may not be claimed under ORS 317.122 (2) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. [2009 c.913 §20; 2011 c.730 §4; 2013 c.750 §46]

 

(Temporary provisions relating to mile-based or time-based motor vehicle insurance)

 

      Note: Sections 2 to 4, chapter 545, Oregon Laws 2003, provide:

      Sec. 2. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Mile-based rating plan” means a rating plan for which a unit of exposure is one mile traveled by the insured motor vehicle.

      (b) “Time-based rating plan” means a rating plan for which a unit of exposure is one minute or one hour traveled by the insured motor vehicle.

      (c) “Unit of exposure” means a unit that measures the loss exposure assumed by an insurer, the total of such units of which is multiplied by the policy rate, or rates, to produce the policy premium.

      (2) A corporation shall be allowed a credit against the taxes that are otherwise due under this chapter or ORS chapter 318 for providing motor vehicle insurance policies in this state that are at least 70 percent based on a mile-based rating plan or a time-based rating plan.

      (3) The amount of the credit shall equal $100 for each vehicle insured under a policy described in subsection (2) of this section that is issued in this state during the tax year.

      (4) The credit may not exceed $300 for each policy described in subsection (2) of this section that is issued by the taxpayer.

      (5) The total amount of credit allowed under this section in a tax year may not exceed the tax liability of the taxpayer and may not be carried forward to another tax year.

      (6) In order for credit to be claimed for a policy under this section, the taxpayer must obtain a verified statement from the policyholder stating that the policy for which a credit is claimed covers all vehicles used at the household of the policyholder and owned, leased or regularly operated by the policyholder or by an individual who is legally related to the policyholder or who otherwise regularly shares vehicles with the policyholder.

      (7) The credit may not be claimed with respect to a policy for which a credit was allowed in a previous tax year. [2003 c.545 §2]

      Sec. 3. Notwithstanding section 2 of this 2003 Act, if a credit claimed under section 2 of this 2003 Act, when added to all previous credits allowed under section 2 of this 2003 Act by all taxpayers for all tax years, exceeds $1 million, the credit shall be disallowed. [2003 c.545 §3]

      Sec. 4. Sections 2 and 3, chapter 545, Oregon Laws 2003, apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2005, and before January 1, 2015. [2003 c.545 §4; 2009 c.865 §67]

 

(Long Term Enterprise Zones)

 

      317.124 Long term enterprise zone facilities. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Facility” has the meaning given that term in ORS 285C.400.

      (b) “Payroll costs” means the costs of paying employee salary, wages and other remuneration in cash or property, and employee benefit costs, including but not limited to workers’ compensation, health, life or other insurance premium payments, payroll taxes and contributions to pension or other retirement plans.

      (2) A taxpayer that owns a facility that is exempt from property tax under ORS 285C.409 may claim a tax credit under this section against the taxes that are otherwise due under this chapter.

      (3) The credit may be claimed over a period of consecutive tax years elected by the taxpayer:

      (a) That must commence on or after the tax year in which the facility is placed in service and no later than the tax year beginning in the third calendar year after the year in which the facility is placed in service;

      (b) The duration of which must be at least five tax years and no more than 15 tax years; and

      (c) The duration of which must be established in writing by the Governor (pursuant to a request made by the taxpayer) prior to the date on which a return claiming the credit is filed.

      (4) The amount of the credit for a tax year shall equal 62.5 percent of the payroll costs of the taxpayer for that tax year that are attributable to employment at the facility.

      (5) The credit computed under subsection (4) of this section may be offset only against the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer, as determined under this subsection. To compute the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer:

      (a) Subtract the tax credit threshold amount determined under subsection (7) of this section from the tax liability of the taxpayer under this chapter; and

      (b) Multiply the difference determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection by the apportionment factor determined under subsection (6) of this section.

      (6)(a) The apportionment factor to be used in computing the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer under subsection (5) of this section shall be a fraction, the numerator of which is income of the facility for the fiscal year of the taxpayer that ends in the tax year for which the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer is being computed, and the denominator of which is the total Oregon income of the taxpayer for the fiscal year of the taxpayer that ends in the tax year for which the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer is being computed. For purposes of this computation, income shall be determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and shall be reviewed by an independent public accountant in a review that is conducted in accordance with the Statements on Standards for Accounting and Review Services issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

      (b)(A) If no data are prepared that meet the accounting and review standards set forth in paragraph (a) of this subsection, the apportionment factor shall be a fraction, the numerator of which is the sum of the intrastate payroll factor and the intrastate property factor, and the denominator of which is two.

      (B) The intrastate payroll factor is a fraction, the numerator of which is the total amount paid for compensation at the qualifying facility during the tax year for which the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer is being computed, and the denominator of which is the total amount of compensation paid in this state during that tax year.

      (C) The intrastate property factor is a fraction, the numerator of which is the average net book value of the facility for the tax year for which the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer is being computed, and the denominator of which is the average net book value of all real and tangible personal property owned or rented by the taxpayer in this state for that tax year.

      (7) The tax credit threshold amount for the tax year for which the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer is being computed equals:

      (a) $1 million; or

      (b) If the facility is one described in ORS 285C.412 (2) or (3), the lesser of $1 million or:

      (A) If the facility is one described in ORS 285C.412 (2)(c)(A), $10,000 multiplied by the number of verified full-time employees at the facility;

      (B) If the facility is one described in ORS 285C.412 (2)(c)(B), $12,500 multiplied by the number of verified full-time employees at the facility; or

      (C) If the facility is one described in ORS 285C.412 (3) but not otherwise described under this paragraph, $15,000 multiplied by the number of verified full-time employees at the facility.

      (8) A tax credit computed under this section for any one tax year may not exceed the qualified tax liability of the taxpayer for the tax year.

      (9) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular tax year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s qualified tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used against the taxpayer’s qualified tax liability for the second succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used against the taxpayer’s qualified tax liability for the third succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used against the taxpayer’s qualified tax liability for the fourth succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in the fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used against the taxpayer’s qualified tax liability for the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be used in any tax year thereafter.

      (10) A tax credit allowed under this section is not in lieu of any deduction for depreciation, amortization, payroll costs or any other expense to which the taxpayer may be entitled. [2001 c.292 §8]

 

      317.125 Other tax credits limited; exception. Notwithstanding any other provision of law creating a tax credit against corporate excise or income taxes, a taxpayer claiming a tax credit under ORS 317.124 may not claim any type of tax credit otherwise authorized by law against taxes that are otherwise due under this chapter that are equal to or less than the tax credit threshold amount computed under ORS 317.124 (7), to the extent the taxpayer offsets the taxpayer’s tax liability for the tax year with a credit allowed under ORS 317.124. Notwithstanding ORS 314.078, a taxpayer may forgo using a tax credit otherwise allowed under ORS 317.124 in order to use other tax credits in a tax year. [2001 c.292 §9; 2005 c.667 §4]

 

      317.127 Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund. (1) The Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund is established, separate and distinct from the General Fund.

      (2) Amounts credited to the Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Revenue for the purpose of making the distributions to local taxing districts described in ORS 317.131.

      (3) Amounts in the Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund remaining unexpended on June 30 of the end of a biennium are transferred to the General Fund. [2001 c.292 §11]

 

      317.128 [Formerly 317.077; repealed by 1987 c.769 §20]

 

      317.129 Tax payments of long term enterprise zone facilities credit claimants. Notwithstanding ORS 317.850, corporate income or excise tax payments of a taxpayer allowed a tax credit under ORS 317.124 shall be deposited in the Long Term Enterprise Zone Fund established in ORS 317.127, to the extent those payments do not exceed an amount estimated by the Department of Revenue to equal 30 percent of the tax credit threshold amount determined under ORS 317.124 (7) plus 30 percent of any remaining qualified tax liability of the taxpayer under ORS 317.124 after allowance of the credit. [2001 c.292 §10]

 

      317.131 Distribution of funds to local governments. (1) For each tax year in which a taxpayer is allowed a credit under ORS 317.124, the Department of Revenue shall distribute to the local taxing districts in which the facility that is the basis of the credit is located an amount of tax payments that corresponds to the amount of payments deposited under ORS 317.129.

      (2)(a) Amounts to be distributed under subsection (1) of this section shall be distributed to the local taxing districts of the code area in which the facility is located that are not school districts, education service districts, community college districts or community college service districts.

      (b) If the facility is located in more than one code area, amounts to be distributed under subsection (1) of this section shall be allocated to each code area in which the facility is located, based on the ratio of the real market value of the facility in each code area to the total real market value of the facility.

      (c) The amount distributed to each district under subsection (1) of this section shall be the amount that bears the same proportion to the total amount to be distributed under this section as the proportion of the operating tax billing rate of the district receiving distribution bears to the total operating tax billing rate of all of the local taxing districts described in paragraph (a) of this subsection.

      (d) Notwithstanding paragraph (b) of this subsection, the amount distributed to a local taxing district under subsection (1) of this section for a fiscal year may not exceed the amount of property taxes forgone by that district as a result of the exemption from property tax under ORS 285C.409 in that year.

      (3) If any moneys described in subsection (1) of this section remain following computation of the distributions to local taxing districts under subsection (2) of this section, the moneys shall be distributed to the zone sponsor.

      (4) Distributions shall be made under this section on or before June 1 of each fiscal year. [2001 c.292 §12; 2005 c.667 §6]

 

      317.133 [Formerly 317.087; 1985 c.802 §22; 1991 c.877 §29; repealed by 1993 c.730 §9 (315.134 enacted in lieu of 316.084, 317.133 and 318.080)]

 

      317.134 [1991 c.928 §4; repealed by 1993 c.730 §25 (315.234 enacted in lieu of 316.133 and 317.134)]

 

      317.135 [1987 c.682 §5; 1989 c.625 §20; 1991 c.457 §11; 1991 c.877 §31; repealed by 1993 c.730 §21 (315.204 enacted in lieu of 316.134, 317.135 and 318.175)]

 

      317.140 [1987 c.911 §8d; 1991 c.877 §32; repealed by 1993 c.730 §37 (315.504 enacted in lieu of 316.104 and 317.140)]

 

      317.141 [1991 c.859 §6; repealed by 1993 c.730 §27 (315.254 enacted in lieu of 316.151, 317.141 and 318.085)]

 

      317.142 [1989 c.893 §§5,6; repealed by 1991 c.877 §41]

 

      317.145 [1989 c.924 §4; 1991 c.858 §11; 1991 c.877 §33; repealed by 1993 c.730 §11 (315.138 enacted in lieu of 316.139 and 317.145)]

 

      317.146 [1989 c.963 §4; 1991 c.766 §4; 1991 c.877 §34; repealed by 1993 c.730 §19 (315.164 enacted in lieu of 316.154 and 317.146)]

 

(Agriculture Workforce Housing)

 

      317.147 Agriculture workforce housing loans; credit transfers; rules. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Agriculture workforce housing” has the meaning given that term in ORS 315.163.

      (b) “Lending institution” means a bank, mortgage banking company, trust company, savings bank, credit union, national banking association, federal savings and loan association, federal credit union maintaining an office in this state, nonprofit community development financial institution or nonprofit public benefit corporation operating as a lending institution.

      (2)(a) A lending institution shall be allowed a credit against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter for the tax year equal to 50 percent of the interest income earned during the tax year on loans to finance only costs directly associated with construction or rehabilitation of agriculture workforce housing if, at the time the loan is made, the borrower certifies, to the satisfaction of the lender, that upon completion of the construction or rehabilitation and first occupation by agricultural workers, the housing will comply with all occupational safety or health laws, rules, regulations and standards applicable for agriculture workforce housing and that the housing will be occupied only by agricultural workers and their immediate families.

      (b) A copy of the certification described under paragraph (a) of this subsection shall be submitted to the Department of Revenue at the time that a credit under this section is first claimed.

      (3) The credit allowed under this section applies only to loans to construct or rehabilitate agriculture workforce housing located within this state.

      (4) This credit applies only to loans made on or after January 1, 1990.

      (5) The credit allowed in any one year may not exceed the tax liability of the taxpayer.

      (6) If the loan has a term of longer than 10 years, then the credit shall be allowed only for the tax year of the taxpayer during which the loan is made and the nine tax years immediately following.

      (7) The credit allowed under this section does not apply to loans in which the interest rate charged exceeds 13-1/2 percent per annum.

      (8) The credit allowed under this section applies only to interest income from the loan and does not apply to any other loan fees or other charges collected by the lending institution with respect to the loan.

      (9) The credit allowed under this section applies only to interest income actually collected by the lending institution during the tax year.

      (10)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, if the lending institution sells the loan to another lending institution, then the credit shall pass to the assignee or transferee of the loan, subject to the same conditions and limitations as set forth in this section.

      (b) A lending institution may assign, sell or otherwise transfer the loan to another person and retain the right to claim the credit granted under this section if the lending institution also retains responsibility for servicing the loan.

      (c)(A) A lending institution that is not subject to taxation under this chapter may sell or otherwise transfer the credit allowed to the lending institution under this section to a taxpayer that is subject to taxation under this chapter.

      (B) A transferee of a credit under this section shall be allowed the credit for the tax years that would have been allowable to the transferor had the transfer not occurred.

      (C) The Department of Revenue shall by rule establish procedures for transferring a credit under this section. [1989 c.963 §5; 1991 c.766 §1; 1995 c.746 §54; 2001 c.613 §15; 2001 c.868 §6; 2003 c.46 §44; 2003 c.588 §16; 2009 c.541 §19; 2013 c.750 §24]

 

      Note: Section 29, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:

      Sec. 29. A credit may not be claimed under ORS 317.147 for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. [2009 c.913 §29]

 

      317.148 [1985 c.521 §2; 1991 c.877 §30; repealed by 1993 c.730 §17 (315.156 enacted in lieu of 316.091, 317.148 and 318.104)]

 

      317.149 [1991 c.652 §10; repealed by 1993 c.730 §39 (315.604 enacted in lieu of 316.155 and 317.149)]

 

      317.150 [1985 c.438 §4; 1991 c.877 §23; repealed by 1993 c.730 §13 (315.148 enacted in lieu of 316.098, 317.150 and 318.102)]

 

(Education and Research)

 

      317.151 Contributions of computers or scientific equipment for research to educational organizations. (1) A credit is allowed against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter. The amount of the credit shall equal 10 percent of the fair market value of certain qualified charitable contributions, as described in this section.

      (2) To qualify for the credit allowed under subsection (1) of this section, the charitable contribution must:

      (a) Be a charitable contribution of tangible personal property described in section 1221(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code that has as its original use, use by the donee for education of students in this state, and that is a computer or other scientific equipment or apparatus; and

      (b) Be a charitable contribution made during the tax year for which the credit is claimed to an educational organization that is located in this state and that is:

      (A) An institution of higher education described in section 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code; or

      (B) A public educational institution offering instruction in prekindergarten through grade 12 or any portion of that instruction.

      (3) Notwithstanding subsection (2) of this section, a charitable contribution shall qualify for the credit allowed under subsection (1) of this section, if:

      (a) The charitable contribution would otherwise qualify for the credit under subsection (2) of this section except that the charitable contribution is of a contract or agreement for the maintenance of the computer or other scientific equipment or apparatus; or

      (b) The charitable contribution is a contribution of moneys made under a contract or agreement during the tax year for scientific or engineering research to an educational organization that is located in this state and that is:

      (A) An institution of higher education described in section 170 (b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Internal Revenue Code; or

      (B) A public educational institution offering instruction in prekindergarten through grade 12 or any portion of that instruction.

      (4) The credit allowed under this section is in lieu of any deduction otherwise allowable under this chapter. No deduction shall be allowed under this chapter for any amount upon which the credit allowed under this section is based. However, nothing in this section shall affect the basis of the property in the hands of the donee or any other taxpayer. The basis of the property in the hands of the donee or other person shall be determined as if this section did not exist.

      (5)(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection, the credit allowed under this section shall not exceed the tax liability of the taxpayer and shall not be allowed against the tax imposed under ORS 317.090. To qualify for a credit under this section, the charitable contribution must be made without consideration and be accepted by the donee institution or school.

      (b) Any tax credit otherwise allowable under this section that is not used by the taxpayer in a particular year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in that next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter.

      (6) For purposes of this section, “fair market value” shall be determined at the time the property or services are contributed and shall be substantiated by whatever information the Department of Revenue requires. A requirement for substantiation may be waived partially, conditionally or absolutely, as provided under ORS 315.063. [1985 c.695 §2; 1993 c.22 §1; 1995 c.54 §15; 1997 c.373 §1; 1997 c.839 §32; 1999 c.90 §24; 2001 c.660 §49]

 

      Note: Section 5, chapter 695, Oregon Laws 1985, provides:

      Sec. 5. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, ORS 317.151 and 318.106 apply to contributions made in tax years beginning prior to January 1, 2014.

      (2) With respect to the credit allowed for a contribution as described in ORS 317.151 (3)(b) if a written contract or other written agreement to make the contribution is entered into prior to January 1, 2014, and the moneys contributed after that date are contributed pursuant to the contract or agreement, then notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the credit allowed as described in ORS 317.151 (3)(b) shall be allowed for those contributions made pursuant to the written contract or other written agreement entered into prior to January 1, 2014. [1985 c.695 §5; 1989 c.989 §1; 1997 c.373 §2; 2003 c.318 §1; 2009 c.913 §23]

 

      317.152 Qualified research activities credit. (1) A credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter shall be allowed to eligible taxpayers for increases in qualified research expenses and basic research payments. The credit shall be determined in accordance with section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code, except as follows:

      (a) The applicable percentage specified in section 41(a) of the Internal Revenue Code shall be five percent.

      (b) “Qualified research” and “basic research” shall consist only of research conducted in Oregon.

      (c) The following do not apply to the credit allowable under this section:

      (A) Section 41(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code (relating to the alternative incremental credit).

      (B) Section 41(h) of the Internal Revenue Code (relating to termination of the federal credit).

      (2) For purposes of this section, “eligible taxpayer” means a corporation, other than a corporation excluded under Internal Revenue Code section 41(e)(7)(E).

      (3) The Income Tax Regulations as prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury under authority of section 41 of the Internal Revenue Code apply for purposes of this section, except as modified by this section or as provided in rules adopted by the Department of Revenue.

      (4) The maximum credit under this section may not exceed $1 million.

      (5) A deduction may not be taken for the portion of expenses or payments, otherwise allowable as a deduction, that is equal to the amount of the credit claimed under this section.

      (6) Any tax credit that is otherwise allowable under this section and that is not used by the taxpayer in that year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in such next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter. [1989 c.911 §2; 1991 c.457 §12; 1993 c.726 §42; 1993 c.813 §11; 1995 c.79 §167; 1995 c.556 §14; 1995 c.746 §9; 1997 c.839 §33; 1999 c.90 §25; 2001 c.660 §50; 2003 c.739 §12; 2005 c.832 §51; 2011 c.730 §§8,8a]

 

      317.153 Qualified research activities; election between credits; rules. A taxpayer may elect to claim the credit allowed under ORS 317.152 or the credit allowed under ORS 317.154, but may not claim both credits in the same tax year. The election shall be made in the manner and within the time adopted by the Department of Revenue by rule. [1989 c.911 §3]

 

      317.154 Alternative qualified research activities credit. (1) A credit against taxes otherwise due under this chapter shall be allowed for qualified research expenses that exceed 10 percent of Oregon sales.

      (2) For purposes of this section:

      (a) “Oregon sales” shall be computed using the laws and administrative rules for calculating the numerator of the Oregon sales factor under ORS 314.665.

      (b) “Qualified research” has the meaning given the term under section 41(d) of the Internal Revenue Code and shall consist only of research conducted in Oregon.

      (3) The credit under this section is equal to five percent of the amount by which the qualified research expenses exceed 10 percent of Oregon sales.

      (4) The credit under this section shall not exceed $10,000 times the number of percentage points by which the qualifying research expenses exceed 10 percent of Oregon sales.

      (5) The maximum credit under this section may not exceed $1 million.

      (6) A deduction may not be taken for the portion of expenses or payments, otherwise allowable as a deduction, that is equal to the amount of the credit claimed under this section.

      (7) Any tax credit that is otherwise allowable under this section and that is not used by the taxpayer in that year may be carried forward and offset against the taxpayer’s tax liability for the next succeeding tax year. Any credit remaining unused in such next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise any credit not used in that second succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the third succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that third succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fourth succeeding tax year, and any credit not used in that fourth succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the fifth succeeding tax year, but may not be carried forward for any tax year thereafter. [1989 c.911 §4; 1995 c.746 §10; 2001 c.660 §51; 2003 c.739 §13; 2005 c.832 §52; 2011 c.730 §9; 2013 c.750 §38]

 

      Note: Section 6, chapter 911, Oregon Laws 1989, provides:

      Sec. 6. ORS 317.152 to 317.154 [series became 317.152, 317.153 and 317.154] apply to amounts paid or incurred in tax years beginning on or after January 1, 1989, and before January 1, 2018. [1989 c.911 §6; 1995 c.746 §14; 2001 c.548 §1; 2003 c.739 §15; 2005 c.94 §86; 2011 c.730 §7]

 

      317.155 [Amended by 1969 c.600 §10; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.156 [1967 c.274 §4; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.160 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.165 [Amended by 1981 c.812 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.170 [Amended by 1955 c.99 §1; subsection (3) derived from 1955 c.99 §2; 1981 c.812 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.175 [Amended by 1955 c.128 §1; subsection (4) derived from 1955 c.128 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.180 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.280 enacted in lieu of 316.205 and 317.180)]

 

      317.185 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.285 enacted in lieu of 316.210 and 317.185)]

 

DISSOLUTION OF TAXPAYER

 

      317.190 Effect on reporting income. In the case of the dissolution of a taxpayer, gains, profits and income are to be returned for the tax year in which they are received by the taxpayer, unless they have been reported at an earlier period in accordance with the approved method of accounting followed by the taxpayer. If a taxpayer is dissolved, there shall also be included in computing Oregon taxable income of the taxpayer for the taxable period in which it is dissolved amounts accrued up to the date of dissolution if not otherwise properly includable in respect of such period or a prior period, regardless of the fact that the taxpayer may have kept its books and made its returns on the basis of cash receipts and disbursements. This section shall not apply with respect to crops not harvested within said taxable period or to livestock. [1955 c.205 §2; 1983 c.162 §9]

 

      317.195 Effect on deductions allowed. In the case of the dissolution of a taxpayer there shall be allowed as deductions for the taxable period in which the taxpayer dissolved, regardless of the fact that the taxpayer may have kept its books and made its returns on the basis of cash receipts and disbursements, amounts accrued up to the date of dissolution if not otherwise properly allowable in respect of such period or a prior period under this chapter. [1955 c.205 §3]

 

      317.197 [1969 c.600 §§3,4,6; 1973 c.402 §22; 1981 c.705 §4; 1983 c.162 §32; renumbered 317.655]

 

      317.199 [1969 c.600 §7; 1983 c.162 §33; renumbered 317.660]

 

      317.205 [Repealed by 1959 c.389 §1 (317.206 enacted in lieu of 317.205)]

 

      317.206 [1959 c.389 §2 (enacted in lieu of 317.205); subsection (4) derived from 1959 c.389 §11; 1971 c.283 §3; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.210 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.215 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1957 c.338 §1; part of subsections (10) and (11) of 1957 Replacement Part derived from 1957 c.338 §3; repealed by 1959 c.389 §3 (317.216 enacted in lieu of 317.215)]

 

      317.216 [1959 c.389 §4 (enacted in lieu of 317.215); last sentence derived from 1959 c.389 §11; 1969 c.103 §2; 1969 c.493 §92; 1971 c.283 §4; 1977 c.866 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.220 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1975 c.650 §3; 1977 c.795 §13; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.225 [Amended by 1981 c.705 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.228 [1969 c.681 §6; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.230 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; repealed by 1959 c.389 §5 (317.231 enacted in lieu of 317.230)]

 

      317.231 [1959 c.389 §6 (enacted in lieu of 317.230); subsection (9) derived from 1959 c.389 §11; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.235 [Repealed by 1959 c.389 §7 (317.236 enacted in lieu of 317.235 and 317.240)]

 

      317.236 [1959 c.389 §8 (enacted in lieu of 317.235 and 317.240); subsection (7) derived from 1959 c.389 §11; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.238 [1965 c.460 §2; 1981 c.812 §3; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.239 [1965 c.460 §§3,4; repealed by 1981 c.812 §4]

 

      317.240 [Repealed by 1959 c.389 §7 (317.236 enacted in lieu of 317.235 and 317.240)]

 

      317.241 [1959 c.389 §10 (enacted in lieu of 317.242); subsection (4) derived from 1959 c.389 §11; 1969 c.493 §93; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.242 [1953 c.385 §9; repealed by 1959 c.389 §9 (317.241 enacted in lieu of 317.242)]

 

      317.245 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.247 [1955 c.354 §2; 1957 c.338 §2; part of subsection (4) derived from 1957 c.338 §3; subsection (5) enacted as 1963 c.180 §2; 1969 c.128 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.248 [1971 c.283 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.249 [1953 c.385 §9; 1975 c.705 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.250 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; repealed by 1975 c.705 §12]

 

      317.251 [1965 c.154 §4; 1969 c.493 §94; 1979 c.580 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.252 [1965 c.178 §4; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.255 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1979 c.517 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.256 [1955 c.609 §2; 1979 c.517 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

MODIFICATIONS TO TAXABLE INCOME

 

      317.259 Modifications generally. Federal taxable income, adopted under ORS 317.013 and 317.018, shall be modified as provided by law. Each modification authorized under law shall be allowed only to the extent that the modification is allocated and apportioned to Oregon income, except as otherwise specifically provided by law. [1983 c.162 §12; 1987 c.293 §37; 1995 c.79 §168; 2005 c.94 §87]

 

      317.260 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.262 [1953 c.385 §9; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.265 [Amended by 1955 c.422 §1; subsection (4) derived from 1955 c.422 §2; 1957 c.607 §5; subsection (5) derived from 1957 c.607 §11 and 1957 s.s. c.5 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.267 Dividends received by corporation from certain other corporations. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, there shall be added to federal taxable income amounts received as dividends from corporations deducted for federal purposes pursuant to section 243 or 245 of the Internal Revenue Code, except section 245(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, amounts paid as dividends by a public utility or telecommunications utility and deducted for federal purposes pursuant to section 247 of the Internal Revenue Code or dividends eliminated under Treasury Regulations adopted under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code that are paid by members of an affiliated group that are eliminated from a consolidated federal return pursuant to ORS 317.715 (3).

      (2) To derive Oregon taxable income, after the modification prescribed under subsection (1) of this section, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income an amount equal to 70 percent of dividends (determined without regard to section 78 of the Internal Revenue Code) received or deemed received from corporations if such dividends are included in federal taxable income. However:

      (a) In the case of any dividend on debt-financed portfolio stock as described in section 246A of the Internal Revenue Code, the subtraction allowed under this subsection shall be reduced under the same conditions and in same amount as the dividends received deduction otherwise allowable for federal income tax purposes is reduced under section 246A of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (b) In the case of any dividend received from a 20 percent owned corporation, as defined in section 243(c) of the Internal Revenue Code, this subsection shall be applied by substituting “80 percent” for “70 percent.”

      (c) A dividend that is not treated as a dividend under section 243(d) or 965(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code may not be treated as a dividend for purposes of this subsection.

      (d) If a dividends received deduction is not allowed for federal tax purposes because of section 246(a) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code, a subtraction may not be made under this subsection for received dividends that are described in section 246(a) or (c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (3) There shall be excluded from the sales factor of any apportionment formula employed to attribute income to this state any amount subtracted from federal taxable income under subsection (2) of this section. [1983 c.162 §13; 1984 c.1 §9; 1985 c.802 §33; 1987 c.293 §38; 1987 c.447 §119; 1987 c.911 §8i; 1989 c.625 §21; 2003 c.77 §21; 2005 c.80 §2; 2005 c.832 §33; 2013 c.707 §3]

 

      317.270 [Amended by 1957 c.88 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.273 Dividend income received by domestic corporation from certain foreign corporations. To derive Oregon taxable income, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income dividend income with respect to the “gross-up” provisions of section 78 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1983 c.162 §14]

 

      317.275 [Repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.277 [1977 c.506 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.280 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1955 c.584 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.281 [1983 c.162 §14a; 1985 c.802 §22a; repealed by 1989 c.625 §81]

 

      317.283 Nonrecognition of transactions with related domestic international sales corporation; tax treatment of commissions. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, federal taxable income shall be modified to the extent necessary to not recognize for Oregon tax purposes any transaction between the taxpayer and a related domestic international sales corporation. The taxpayer shall be considered to have entered directly into any transactions with third parties that are treated for federal income tax purposes as having been entered into by a related domestic international sales corporation. To satisfy the requirements of this section:

      (a) No deduction shall be allowed to any taxpayer for any payment to a related domestic international sales corporation;

      (b) No income or expense that would be attributed to a taxpayer but for the provisions of sections 991 to 996 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be treated as attributable to a related domestic international sales corporation; and

      (c) No deduction shall be allowed to a taxpayer for interest on DISC-related deferred tax liability paid pursuant to section 995(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section:

      (a) A tax shall be imposed under this chapter at a rate of 2.5 percent on any commission received by a domestic international sales corporation; and

      (b) A deduction shall be allowed for commission payments to a domestic international sales corporation, if the domestic international sales corporation is formed on or before January 1, 2014.

      (3) As used in this section, “domestic international sales corporation” means a domestic international sales corporation as defined in section 992 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1985 c.802 §22d; 2013 s.s.1 c.5 §6a]

 

      Note: See note under 317.061.

 

      317.285 [Amended by 1957 s.s. c.15 §9; 1971 c.724 §1; 1977 c.89 §1; 1981 c.613 §4; 1983 c.162 §29; renumbered 317.368]

 

      317.286 Nonrecognition of transactions with related foreign sales corporation. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, federal taxable income shall be modified to the extent necessary to not recognize for Oregon tax purposes any transaction between the taxpayer and a related foreign sales corporation. The taxpayer shall be considered to have entered directly into any transactions with third parties that are treated for federal income tax purposes as having been entered into by a related foreign sales corporation. To satisfy the requirements of this section:

      (a) No deduction shall be allowed to a taxpayer for any payment to a related foreign sales corporation; and

      (b) No income or expense that would be attributed to a taxpayer but for the provisions of sections 921 to 927 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be treated as attributable to a related foreign sales corporation.

      (2) As used in this section, “foreign sales corporation” means a foreign sales corporation as defined in section 922 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1985 c.802 §22e]

 

      317.287 [1961 c.608 §4; repealed by 1975 c.705 §12]

 

      317.288 [1983 c.162 §15; repealed by 1984 c.1 §18]

 

      317.290 [Amended by 1983 c.162 §30; renumbered 317.374]

 

      317.292 [1957 c.19 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.295 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1955 c.722 §1; 1961 c.565 §1; subsection (4) enacted as 1961 c.565 §2; 1971 c.246 §1; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.296 [1983 c.162 §16; repealed by 1984 c.1 §18]

 

      317.297 [1957 s.s. c.15 §§11,12; 1959 c.92 §2; 1983 c.162 §36; renumbered 317.476]

 

      317.298 [1961 c.505 §§2,3; 1969 c.493 §95; 1979 c.580 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.299 [1969 c.600 §8; 1983 c.162 §34; renumbered 317.665]

 

      317.300 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.301 Deferral of deduction for certain amounts deductible under federal law. (1) There shall be added to federal taxable income for Oregon tax purposes the difference between the amount allowable as a deduction under section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer and the amount allowable as a deduction under section 108 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on December 31, 2008, as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer.

      (2) There shall be added to federal taxable income for Oregon tax purposes the difference between the amount allowable as a deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer and the amount allowable as a deduction under section 168(k) of the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on December 31, 2008, as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer.

      (3) There shall be added to federal taxable income for Oregon tax purposes the difference between the amount allowable as a deduction under section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer and the amount allowable as a deduction under section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on December 31, 2008, as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer.

      (4) Amounts added to federal taxable income for Oregon tax purposes under subsections (1) to (3) of this section may thereafter be subtracted from federal taxable income for Oregon tax purposes in the tax year for which the amounts would have been allowed as a deduction on the taxpayer’s federal income tax return under the Internal Revenue Code as amended and in effect on December 31, 2008, as applicable to the tax year of the taxpayer. [2009 c.909 §39; 2011 c.7 §30]

 

      Note: Section 31, chapter 7, Oregon Laws 2011, provides:

      Sec. 31. ORS 316.739 and 317.301 apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2009, and before January 1, 2011. [2011 c.7 §31]

 

      317.303 Deduction or adjustment for certain federal credits. If a taxpayer has taken a federal credit, which requires as a condition of the use of the federal credit the reduction of a corresponding deduction or basis, and the federal credit is not allowable for Oregon purposes, the taxpayer shall be allowed the deduction or appropriate adjustment to basis to derive Oregon taxable income. [1983 c.162 §17]

 

      317.304 Addition for unused qualified business credits. There shall be added to federal taxable income the amount taken as a deduction on the taxpayer’s federal return for unused qualified business credits under section 196 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1995 c.556 §16]

 

      317.305 [1957 c.74 §2; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.307 Reduction for charitable contribution deduction under federal law; subtraction. There shall be subtracted from federal taxable income the amount by which a corporation must reduce its charitable contribution deduction under section 170(d)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code (relating to carryovers of excess contributions for corporations). [1995 c.556 §17; 1997 c.839 §35]

 

      317.309 Interest and dividends received from obligations of state or political subdivision. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, there shall be added to federal taxable income the amount of any interest or dividends received during the taxable year from obligations of a state or any political subdivision of a state (including Oregon), exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code. However, the amount added under this subsection shall be reduced by any interest on indebtedness incurred to carry the obligations or securities described in this subsection, and by any expenses incurred in the production of interest or dividend income described in this subsection.

      (2) A regulated investment company as defined in section 851 of the Internal Revenue Code which distributes dividends in excess of those deducted in the computation of federal taxable income, shall to the extent of the amount added under subsection (1) of this section, deduct such distributed excess in arriving at Oregon taxable income.

      (3) To derive Oregon taxable income, and subject to the other provisions of this chapter, discount and gain or loss on retirement or disposition of obligations described under subsection (1) of this section issued on or after January 1, 1985, shall be treated in the same manner as under sections 1271 to 1283 and other pertinent sections of the Internal Revenue Code as if the obligations, although issued by a state or a political subdivision of a state, were not tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code. [1983 c.162 §18; 1985 c.802 §23; 1987 c.293 §39]

 

      317.310 Balance in bad debt reserve of financial institution which has changed from reserve method to specific charge-off method of accounting. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income of a financial institution which has changed from the reserve method of accounting to the specific charge-off method of accounting for federal tax purposes, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income amounts which the financial institution recognized pursuant to section 585(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) To derive Oregon taxable income, after the modification prescribed in subsection (1) of this section, the balance in the reserve for bad debts, as determined under ORS 317.333 (2) (1985 Replacement Part), shall be taken into income using the same method as the financial institution used for federal tax purposes pursuant to section 585(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (3) Subsections (1) and (2) of this section shall not apply to bad debt reserves for which an election under section 585(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code has been made. A financial institution which uses the method described in section 585(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply that same method to the balance in the reserve for bad debts, as determined under ORS 317.333 (2) (1985 Replacement Part), and adjust its Oregon taxable income accordingly. [1987 c.293 §44]

 

      317.311 Application of section 243 of Tax Reform Act of 1986. Section 243 of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-514) does not apply for purposes of determining taxable income under this chapter. [1987 c.293 §44a; 2005 c.94 §88]

 

      317.312 Federal depreciation expenses of certain health care service contractors. To derive Oregon taxable income, for certain health care service contractors for which federal tax exempt status was denied by section 501(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, and for which all assets owned by the health care service contractor prior to the effective date of the denial of exempt status are treated as placed in service on such effective date for federal tax purposes, no adjustment shall be made to federal depreciation expense. [1987 c.293 §44b]

 

      317.314 Taxes on net income or profits imposed by any state or foreign country; nondeductible taxes and license fees; taxes paid to foreign country for certain income. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, there shall be added to federal taxable income taxes upon or measured by net income or profits imposed by any foreign country (including withholding taxes upon the payment of dividends arising from sources within such foreign country), this state or any state or territory deducted in computing federal taxable income.

      (2) There shall be subtracted from federal taxable income the taxes and license fees imposed by counties, cities and other political subdivisions of this state and other states, if such taxes and fees are not deductible in arriving at federal taxable income.

      (3) There shall be subtracted from federal taxable income the taxes paid to a foreign country upon the payment of interest or royalties arising from sources within such foreign country, if such taxes are not deductible in arriving at federal taxable income and if the interest or royalties are included in arriving at Oregon taxable income. [1983 c.162 §19; 1984 c.1 §10]

 

      317.319 Capital Construction Fund; deferred income; nonqualified withdrawals. To derive Oregon taxable income:

      (1) There shall be added to federal taxable income an amount equal to the amount of income which the taxpayer defers under section 607 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 -- Capital Construction Fund (46 U.S.C. 1177), as amended, or under section 7518 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) There shall be subtracted from federal taxable income all nonqualified withdrawals considered to be ordinary income or capital gain under section 607 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 -- Capital Construction Fund (46 U.S.C. 1177), as amended, or under section 7518 of the Internal Revenue Code, and included in income for federal income tax purposes.

      (3) No adjustments to basis shall be made for Oregon tax purposes to property on account of section 607 of the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 -- Capital Construction Fund (46 U.S.C. 1177), as amended, or under section 7518 of the Internal Revenue Code. There shall be added to or subtracted from federal taxable income those amounts necessary to carry out the purposes of this subsection. [1983 c.162 §20; 1987 c.293 §40]

 

      317.320 [1969 c.493 §73; 1973 c.402 §23; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.322 Addition of long term care insurance premiums if credit is claimed. The amount of any long term care insurance premiums paid or incurred by a taxpayer during the tax year shall be added to taxable income if:

      (1) The amount is taken into account as a deduction on the taxpayer’s federal return for the tax year; and

      (2) The taxpayer claims the credit allowed under ORS 315.610 for the tax year. [1999 c.1005 §5]

 

      317.325 [1973 c.115 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.326 [1983 c.162 §21; repealed by 2001 c.509 §19]

 

      317.327 Modification of taxable income when deferred gain is recognized as result of out-of-state disposition of property; rules. (1) If gain is deferred upon the voluntary or involuntary disposition of property in an exchange that qualifies for deferral under section 1031 or 1033 of the Internal Revenue Code, and the property acquired in the exchange has a situs outside of this state, upon the sale or other disposition of the acquired property in a transaction in which gain or loss is recognized for federal tax purposes but is not taken into account in computing taxable income for Oregon tax purposes, there shall be added to taxable income the difference between:

      (a) The adjusted basis of the acquired property on the date the exchange under section 1031 or 1033 of the Internal Revenue Code was completed; and

      (b) The lesser of:

      (A) The fair market value of the acquired property on the date the exchange under section 1031 or 1033 of the Internal Revenue Code was completed; or

      (B) The fair market value of the acquired property on the date gain or loss from the sale or other disposition of the acquired property is recognized for federal tax purposes.

      (2) If the adjusted basis described in subsection (1)(a) of this section is larger than either value described in subsection (1)(b) of this section, the difference computed under subsection (1) of this section shall be subtracted from taxable income instead of being added to taxable income.

      (3) The Department of Revenue may require taxpayers owning property acquired in an exchange under section 1031 or 1033 of the Internal Revenue Code that has a situs outside of this state to file an annual report on the acquired property, and may adopt rules to implement reporting requirements under this section. [2001 c.509 §17]

 

      317.328 [1979 c.414 §4; 1983 c.162 §31; renumbered 317.381]

 

      317.329 Basis for stock acquisition. A corporation shall have the same basis for state excise or income tax purposes as for federal income tax purposes for assets:

      (1) If the corporation engages in a qualified stock purchase on or after August 31, 1982, and elects (or is treated as having elected) section 338 of the Internal Revenue Code; or

      (2) If the corporation, before August 31, 1982, engaged in the purchase of stock which was treated as a purchase of assets (a purchase and liquidation or similar transaction) resulting in the recognition of gain or loss for Oregon tax purposes. This subsection applies for purposes of determining gain or loss upon disposition only. [1985 c.802 §21b; 1987 c.293 §41; 1993 c.726 §43; 2001 c.660 §52]

 

      317.330 [1973 c.753 §5; repealed by 1979 c.414 §7]

 

      317.333 [1983 c.162 §22; repealed by 1987 c.293 §70]

 

      317.335 [1973 c.753 §6; repealed by 1979 c.414 §7]

 

      317.339 [1983 c.162 §23; repealed by 1984 c.1 §18]

 

      317.342 [1985 c.802 §49; repealed by 1997 c.839 §69]

 

      317.344 Net operating loss carryback and carryover. There shall be added to federal taxable income the amount of any net operating loss carryback or carryover allowed in arriving at federal taxable income. [1983 c.162 §24; 1984 c.1 §11]

 

      317.349 Transaction treated as lease purchase under federal law. To derive Oregon taxable income, federal taxable income shall be modified to the extent necessary to not treat as a lease purchase or in any other way recognize for Oregon tax purposes a transaction entered into pursuant to section 168(f) (8) of the Internal Revenue Code as that section was in effect prior to January 1, 1987, or as applicable under section 204(b) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (Public Law 99-514) on and after January 1, 1987 (relating to certain leases of qualified farm property or automotive manufacturing equipment). [1983 c.162 §25; 1997 c.99 §4]

 

      317.350 [1959 c.631 §§4,5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.351 ORS 317.349 not applicable to finance leases. Notwithstanding ORS 317.349, finance leases as described in section 168(f)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, as that section was amended and in effect for purposes of ORS 317.349, shall be accorded the same treatment for Oregon tax purposes as they are for federal tax purposes. [1987 c.293 §45; 2003 c.77 §22]

 

      317.355 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.385 enacted in lieu of 316.545 and 317.355)]

 

      317.356 Basis on disposition of asset; adjustments to reflect depreciation, depletion, other cost recovery, federal credits and other differences in Oregon and federal basis. (1) Upon the taxable sale, exchange or disposition of any asset, federal taxable income shall be increased or decreased by an amount that will reflect one or more of the following:

      (a) The difference in basis that results from the difference in depreciation, depletion or other cost recovery, or expense claimed under section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code, allowed or allowable on the Oregon return and that allowed or allowable on the federal return for that asset;

      (b) The difference in basis that results when a taxpayer has taken a federal credit that requires as a condition of the use of the federal credit the reduction of the basis of an asset, and the federal credit is not allowable for Oregon purposes;

      (c) The difference in basis as a result of any deferral of gain that has been granted under federal tax law but not under Oregon law or granted under Oregon law but not granted under federal law;

      (d) The difference in basis under federal and Oregon tax law at the time the asset was acquired; or

      (e) For certain health care service contractors for which federal tax exempt status was denied by section 501(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, any adjustment to the basis of an asset for purposes of calculating federal taxable gain or loss on sale, exchange or other disposition as permitted by the Tax Reform Act of 1986.

      (2) There shall be added to or subtracted from federal taxable income any amount necessary to carry out the purposes of subsection (1) of this section. [1983 c.162 §26; 1985 c.802 §24; 1987 c.293 §45e; 1993 c.726 §44; 2001 c.114 §41]

 

      317.360 [Repealed by 1975 c.760 §3]

 

      317.362 Reversal of effect of gain or loss in case of timber, coal, domestic iron ore. To derive Oregon taxable income, federal taxable income shall be modified to reverse the effect of section 631 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1983 c.162 §27]

 

      317.365 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.365 enacted in lieu of 316.550 and 317.365)]

 

      317.368 [Formerly 317.285; 1984 c.1 §12; 1985 c.802 §26; repealed by 1999 c.580 §10]

 

      317.370 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.420 enacted in lieu of 316.620, 317.370 and 317.420)]

 

      317.374 Depletion. (1) To the extent that the amount allowed as a deduction for depletion under section 611 of the Internal Revenue Code exceeds, or is less than, the amount determined as the Oregon depletion allowance under subsection (2) or (3) of this section, to derive Oregon taxable income, the difference shall be added to or subtracted from federal taxable income.

      (2) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, in the case of timber, mines, oil and gas wells, and other natural deposits, except in the case of metal mines as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the Oregon depletion allowance shall be a reasonable allowance according to the peculiar conditions in each case. The reasonable allowance in all cases shall be computed on the cost of the property.

      (3) In the case of metal mines, the Oregon depletion allowance may be the amount allowed under subsection (2) of this section or an amount equal to 15 percent of the gross income from the property during the taxable year, not to exceed 50 percent of the net income of the taxpayer (computed without allowance for depletion) from the property. In its first return made under this chapter, the taxpayer must state as to each property with respect to which the taxpayer has any item of income or deduction (in case of metal mines), whether it elects to have depletion allowance for each such property for the taxable year computed with or without reference to percentage depletion. An election once exercised under this section cannot thereafter be changed by the taxpayer, and the depletion allowance in respect to each such property will for all succeeding taxable years be computed in accordance with the election so made. [Formerly 317.290]

 

      317.375 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.295 enacted in lieu of 316.560 and 317.375)]

 

      317.377 [1989 c.625 §23; 1993 c.726 §45; renumbered 317.479 in 1995]

 

      317.379 Exemption of income from exercise of Indian fishing rights. Income derived from the exercise of rights of any Indian tribe to fish secured by treaty, Executive order or Act of Congress is exempt from the tax imposed by this chapter if section 7873 of the Internal Revenue Code does not permit a like federal tax to be imposed on such income. [1989 c.625 §18]

 

      317.380 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.380 enacted in lieu of 316.565 and 317.380)]

 

      317.381 [Formerly 317.328; 1985 c.802 §27; repealed by 1987 c.293 §70]

 

      317.383 [1991 c.863 §35; repealed by 2009 c.33 §26]

 

      317.386 Energy conservation payments exempt. Any amount received as a cash payment for energy conservation measures under ORS 469.631 to 469.687 is exempt from the tax imposed under this chapter. [Formerly 317.083; 1985 c.802 §28]

 

      317.388 Claim of right income repayment adjustment when credit is claimed. There shall be added to federal taxable income any amount taken as a deduction under section 1341 of the Internal Revenue Code in computing federal taxable income for the tax year, if the taxpayer has claimed a credit for claim of right income repayment adjustment under ORS 315.068. [1999 c.1007 §5]

 

      317.390 [Amended by 1957 c.607 §6; 1959 c.156 §2; subsection (3) derived from 1959 c.156 §3; repealed by 1969 c.166 §8]

 

      317.391 Small city business development exemption. (1) For each tax year in which a business firm has received an annual certification for a facility under ORS 285C.506, the income of the business firm that is apportionable to the certified facility shall be exempt from tax under this chapter.

      (2) The income of a business firm that is exempt under this section shall be determined by multiplying the taxable income of the business firm (as determined before application of this section) by the sum of:

      (a) 50 percent of the ratio of the payroll of the business firm from employment at the certified facility over total statewide payroll of the business firm, as determined under ORS 314.660; and

      (b) 50 percent of the ratio of the average value of the property of the business firm at the certified facility over the average value of the property of the business firm statewide, as determined under ORS 314.655.

      (3) The sum computed under subsection (2) of this section shall be the amount of the business firm’s income that is exempt from tax under this chapter.

      (4) As used in this section:

      (a) “Business firm” has the meaning given that term in ORS 285C.500.

      (b) “Certified facility” means a facility, as defined in ORS 285C.500, for which an annual certification under ORS 285C.506 has been issued. [2001 c.944 §8]

 

      317.392 [Formerly 317.098; repealed by 1993 c.475 §3]

 

      317.394 Qualifying film production labor rebates. If the amount received as a labor rebate under section 1, chapter 559, Oregon Laws 2005, is included in federal taxable income for federal tax purposes, then the amount shall be subtracted from federal taxable income for purposes of determining Oregon taxable income under this chapter. [2005 c.559 §10]

 

      317.395 [Amended by 1957 c.607 §7; renumbered 317.504]

 

      317.398 Qualified production activities income. Except as otherwise provided in this section, a taxpayer that is allowed a deduction for qualified production activities income under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code for federal tax purposes shall add the amount deducted to federal taxable income for purposes of the tax imposed by this chapter. In the case of a taxpayer that is a specified agricultural or horticultural cooperative as defined in section 199(d)(3)(F) of the Internal Revenue Code, the preceding sentence shall be applied as if the amount deducted by the taxpayer under section 199 of the Internal Revenue Code for the tax year were reduced by the amount of the deduction passed through to the taxpayer’s patrons under section 199(d)(3)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code. [2005 c.832 §44; 2012 c.31 §29]

 

      317.401 Addition for federal prescription drug plan subsidies excluded for federal tax purposes. A taxpayer that is allowed an exclusion from gross income under section 139A of the Internal Revenue Code for federal tax purposes shall add the amount excluded to federal taxable income for purposes of the tax imposed by this chapter. [2005 c.832 §45]

 

(Temporary provisions relating to exemption for certain sales of manufactured dwelling parks)

 

      Note: Sections 9 and 10, chapter 826, Oregon Laws 2005, provide:

      Sec. 9. Amounts received as a result of the sale of a manufactured dwelling park to a tenants’ association, facility purchase association or tenants’ association supported nonprofit organization as described in ORS 90.820, to a community development corporation as described in ORS 458.210 or to a housing authority as defined in ORS 456.005 are exempt from the tax imposed by this chapter [ORS chapter 317]. [2005 c.826 §9]

      Sec. 10. Section 9, chapter 826, Oregon Laws 2005, applies to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2006, and before January 1, 2020. [2005 c.826 §10; 2007 c.906 §22; 2013 c.750 §37]

 

      317.405 [Amended by 1955 c.587 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.405 enacted in lieu of 316.605 and 317.405)]

 

      317.410 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1955 c.581 §2; 1957 c.20 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.410 enacted in lieu of 316.610 and 317.410)]

 

      317.415 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1955 c.581 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.415 enacted in lieu of 316.615 and 317.415)]

 

      317.420 [Amended by 1955 c.356 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.420 enacted in lieu of 316.620, 317.370 and 317.420)]

 

      317.425 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.425 enacted in lieu of 316.625 and 317.425)]

 

      317.430 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.430 enacted in lieu of 316.630 and 317.430)]

 

      317.435 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.435 enacted in lieu of 316.635 and 317.435)]

 

      317.440 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.440 enacted in lieu of 316.640, 317.440 and 317.445)]

 

      317.445 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.440 enacted in lieu of 316.640, 317.440 and 317.445)]

 

      317.450 [Amended by 1957 c.607 §8; 1961 c.504 §4; repealed by 1969 c.166 §8]

 

      317.455 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.445 enacted in lieu of 316.650 and 317.455)]

 

      317.460 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (subsections (1) and (2) of 314.450 enacted in lieu of 316.655 and 317.460)]

 

      317.465 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.455 enacted in lieu of 316.660 and 317.465)]

 

      317.470 [Amended by 1953 c.385 §9; 1955 c.585 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.460 enacted in lieu of 316.665 and 317.470)]

 

      317.475 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.465 enacted in lieu of 316.670 and 317.475)]

 

      317.476 Net losses of prior years. (1) In computing Oregon taxable income there shall be allowed as a deduction an amount equal to the aggregate of the Oregon net losses of prior years to the extent provided in this section.

      (2) As used in this section, “Oregon net loss” means Oregon net loss as defined in ORS 317.010 (9).

      (3) In computing Oregon net loss for any taxable year the Oregon net loss for a prior year shall not be allowed as a deduction.

      (4)(a) The Oregon net loss in any taxable year shall be allowed as a deduction in any of the 15 succeeding taxable years.

      (b) The amount of the Oregon net loss deductible in any taxable year shall be the Oregon net loss of a prior year reduced by the net income (computed without the Oregon net loss deduction) of any intervening taxable year or years between the year of loss and the succeeding taxable year in which the Oregon net loss deduction is claimed.

      (c) The Oregon net loss of the earliest taxable year shall be exhausted before an Oregon net loss from a later year may be deducted.

      (5) No deduction shall be allowed under this section to a business trust which qualifies as a “real estate investment trust” under sections 856, 857 and 858 of the Internal Revenue Code. [Formerly 317.297; 1987 c.293 §45d]

 

      317.478 Pre-change and built-in losses. (1) That portion of the pre-change and built-in losses which the taxpayer deducted pursuant to section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be added to federal taxable income under ORS 317.344 or otherwise.

      (2) Pre-change losses and recognized built-in losses, subject to the limitation under section 382 of the Internal Revenue Code, shall not be considered in determining the taxable loss and taxable loss carry forward under ORS 317.010 and 317.476.

      (3) Any pre-change losses and built-in losses, to the extent apportioned or allocated to Oregon, with the additions, subtractions, modifications and other adjustments required for purposes of this chapter, shall be carried forward and subtracted in computing Oregon taxable income as provided under subsections (4) to (6) of this section.

      (4) The amount of loss allowable under subsection (3) of this section in any tax year shall not exceed the lesser of the Oregon source taxable income of the new loss corporation or the Oregon percentage of the section 382 limitation determined, or in the case of a corporation for which no section 382 limitation is determined, as would be determined under section 382 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Oregon percentage for purposes of the subtraction under subsection (3) of this section shall be computed with reference to the Oregon apportionment factors of the new loss corporation existing as of the time of change in ownership.

      (5) In computing Oregon taxable income, the amount of loss allowed as a subtraction under subsection (3) of this section shall be subtracted in any one of the 15 years succeeding the year of the loss. Subject to the limitation under subsection (4) of this section, the amount of the loss subtracted in any taxable year shall be the loss allowed as a subtraction under subsection (3) of this section reduced by the amount subtracted or subtractible under subsection (3) of this section for any intervening year between the year of loss and the tax year in which the subtraction under this section is claimed. The loss of the earliest tax year shall be exhausted before a loss under this section from a later year may be subtracted.

      (6) Oregon net losses deductible under ORS 317.476 shall be determined and carried forward before the amount subtractible under this section is determined. [1987 c.293 §45c; 1993 c.726 §48]

 

      317.479 Limitation on use of preacquisition losses to offset built-in gain. (1) Preacquisition losses, as described under section 384 of the Internal Revenue Code, to the extent allocated or apportioned to Oregon, with the additions, subtractions, modifications and other adjustments required for purposes of this chapter, shall not be considered in determining the taxable income or loss under ORS 317.010.

      (2) If any preacquisition loss, as described in subsection (1) of this section, may not offset a recognized built-in gain by reason of section 384 of the Internal Revenue Code, such gain shall not be taken into account in determining under ORS 317.476 the amount of such loss which may be carried to other taxable years.

      (3) In any case in which a preacquisition loss, as described in subsection (1) of this section, for any taxable year is subject to limitation under subsection (1) of this section and a taxable loss from such taxable year is not subject to such limitation, taxable income shall be treated as having been offset first by the loss subject to such limitation.

      (4) The definitions contained in section 384(c) of the Internal Revenue Code shall apply for purposes of this section, except that where appropriate, gain, loss and items of income shall be determined as allocated or apportioned to Oregon and with the additions, subtractions, modifications and other adjustments contained in this chapter.

      (5) Section 384(b) and (c)(5) and (6) of the Internal Revenue Code shall be applied for purposes of this section in a manner consistent with ORS 317.705 to 317.715, 317.720 and 317.725. [Formerly 317.377; 2007 c.323 §2]

 

      317.480 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.470 enacted in lieu of 316.675 and 317.480)]

 

      317.485 Loss carryforward after reorganization; construction. Unless specifically required otherwise under this chapter, nothing in this chapter shall be construed to require that after a reorganization a loss carryforward may be allowed only if the income against which the loss is offset is from substantially the same business activities or assets which incurred the loss. [1991 c.457 §9b]

 

      317.488 Qualified donations and sales to educational institutions. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Educational institution” means:

      (A) A public common or union high school district;

      (B) A private school that:

      (i) Is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

      (ii) Offers education in prekindergarten, kindergarten or grades 1 through 12, or any combination of those grade levels; and

      (iii) Provides instructional programs that are not limited solely to dancing, drama, music, religious or athletic instruction;

      (C) An accredited public community college, college or university located in this state; or

      (D) An accredited private community college, college or university located in this state that is an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (b) “Qualified donation” means a transfer of a fee estate in land from a taxpayer to an educational institution without consideration of any kind given to the taxpayer by the educational institution in exchange for the land.

      (c) “Qualified reduced sale” means a transfer of a fee estate in land by a taxpayer to an educational institution for consideration paid by the educational institution that is less than the fair market value of the land at the time of transfer.

      (2) There shall be added to federal taxable income the amount that otherwise would be taken into account as a charitable contribution deduction for a qualified donation or a qualified reduced sale pursuant to section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (3) In the case of a qualified donation made by the taxpayer during the tax year, the fair market value of the qualified donation shall be subtracted from federal taxable income.

      (4) In the case of a qualified reduced sale made by the taxpayer during the tax year, the difference between the fair market value of the land and the sale price of the land shall be subtracted from federal taxable income.

      (5) Notwithstanding subsections (3) and (4) of this section, the subtraction allowed under this section may not exceed:

      (a) In the case of a qualified donation, 50 percent of Oregon taxable income computed without regard to this section, ORS 317.476 or section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code; or

      (b) In the case of a qualified reduced sale, 25 percent of Oregon taxable income computed without regard to this section, ORS 317.476 or section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (6) Any subtraction not allowed because of the limitations imposed under subsection (5) of this section may be carried forward and claimed as a subtraction in the next succeeding tax year. Any amount remaining unused in the next succeeding tax year may be carried forward and used in the second succeeding tax year, and likewise until the 15th succeeding tax year, but may not be carried beyond the 15th succeeding tax year. [1999 c.358 §4; 2011 c.301 §4]

 

      Note: Section 6, chapter 358, Oregon Laws 1999, provides:

      Sec. 6. Sections 2 and 4 of this 1999 Act [316.852 and 317.488] apply to donations and reduced sales occurring in tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2000, and before January 1, 2008. [1999 c.358 §6]

 

      317.491 Contribution to charitable organization subject to disqualification order. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, in addition to any other modification to federal taxable income under this chapter there shall be added to federal taxable income the amount of any charitable contribution that:

      (a) Is allowed as a deduction for federal tax purposes for the tax year under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code;

      (b) Is attributable to a contribution to a charitable organization that is the subject of a disqualification order issued under ORS 128.760 to 128.769; and

      (c) Was made to the charitable organization more than 30 days after the date of Internet publication of information relating to the disqualification order under ORS 128.766.

      (2) Charitable contributions described in subsection (1) of this section shall not be added to federal taxable income if the taxpayer provides to the Department of Revenue a written document that the taxpayer received from the organization to which the contribution was made that:

      (a) Acknowledges receipt of the contribution by the organization; and

      (b) Does not include the disclosure required by ORS 128.763. [2013 c.260 §9]

 

RETURNS AND PAYMENT OF TAX

 

      317.504 Date return considered filed or advance payment considered made. A return filed before the last day prescribed by law for the filing thereof shall be considered as filed on the last day. An advance payment of any portion of the tax made at the time the return was filed shall be considered as made on the last day prescribed by law for the payment of the tax. The last day prescribed by law for filing the return or paying the tax shall be determined without regard to any extension of time granted the taxpayer by the Department of Revenue. [Formerly 317.395]

 

      317.505 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.805 enacted in lieu of 316.705 and 317.505; and 314.815 enacted in lieu of 316.720 and 317.505)]

 

      317.510 Requiring additional reports and information. The Department of Revenue may order additional reports or such other information it deems necessary in addition to the regular reports provided in this chapter. All reports and returns, as provided in this chapter, shall be upon standard forms, adopted by the department, with no more detailed information relating to the taxpayer’s business than is necessary to enable the department to administer fully the provisions of this chapter.

 

      317.514 [1983 c.162 §37; repealed by 1984 c.1 §18]

 

      317.515 [Renumbered 317.845]

 

      317.520 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.820 enacted in lieu of 316.725 and 317.520)]

 

      317.525 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.825 enacted in lieu of 316.730 and 317.525)]

 

      317.530 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.830 enacted in lieu of 316.735 and 317.530)]

 

      317.535 [Amended by 1957 c.76 §1; repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.835 enacted in lieu of 316.740 and 317.535)]

 

      317.540 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.840 enacted in lieu of 316.745 and 317.540)]

 

      317.545 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.845 enacted in lieu of 316.750 and 317.545)]

 

      317.550 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.855 enacted in lieu of 316.760 and 317.550)]

 

      317.590 [Amended by 1953 c.309 §2; 1955 c.35 §1; 1957 c.528 §4; renumbered 317.850]

 

      317.605 [Amended by 1953 c.331 §2; renumbered 314.210]

 

      317.610 [Renumbered 314.220]

 

      317.615 [Renumbered 314.230]

 

FOREIGN INCOME; DOMESTIC INTERNATIONAL SALES CORPORATIONS; INSURERS

 

      317.625 Income from sources without the United States. Income from sources without the United States, as defined in section 862 of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be accounted for in the computation of Oregon taxable income as required by ORS chapters 305 and 314 and this chapter without regard to sections 861 to 864 of the Internal Revenue Code. [1983 c.162 §38]

 

      317.635 Domestic international sales corporation; exemption from minimum tax. (1) Except as provided in ORS 317.283, a domestic international sales corporation, commonly referred to as “DISC,” as defined in section 992 of the Internal Revenue Code, shall be taxed in the manner provided for other corporations under this chapter and without regard to sections 991 to 996 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) An interest charge DISC formed on or before January 1, 2014, is exempt from the tax imposed under ORS 317.090. [1983 c.162 §39; 1985 c.802 §22b; 2013 s.s.1 c.5 §6]

 

      Note: See note under 317.061.

 

      317.650 Insurers; depreciation and basis provisions; confidentiality of returns; calendar year filing of returns required. (1) ORS 317.356, relating to depreciation and basis, shall be applicable to every insurer.

      (2) Notwithstanding ORS 314.835 or 314.840 or any other law concerning confidentiality of tax returns, the Department of Consumer and Business Services and the Department of Revenue may disclose to each other returns and all other information necessary to carry out ORS 731.854 and 731.859 and otherwise to administer the corporate excise tax imposed by this chapter on insurers.

      (3) Notwithstanding ORS 314.085 or other law, for purposes of this chapter, each of the following insurers shall file a return on a calendar year basis:

      (a) A foreign or alien insurer; or

      (b) A domestic insurer organized after January 1, 1971, the ownership or control of which is exercised, directly or indirectly, by a foreign insurer or other foreign corporation owning or controlling directly or indirectly, a foreign insurer. [Formerly 317.078; 1995 c.556 §52; 1995 c.786 §15; 2005 c.185 §7]

 

      317.655 Taxable income of insurer; computation; exclusion for certain life insurance or annuity accounts. (1) For purposes of the tax imposed under ORS 317.070, the Oregon taxable income of an insurer shall be the insurer’s “net gain from operations” or “net income” determined in the manner prescribed by the Department of Consumer and Business Services on its Annual Statement Form for the taxable year, as adjusted pursuant to ORS 317.010 (11), 317.122 and 317.650 to 317.665.

      (2) The Oregon taxable income of an insurer shall be computed by adding or subtracting, to the insurer’s net gain from operations as determined under subsection (1) of this section, such of the following items as apply to the insurer:

      (a) Add the amount of federal and state income taxes deducted by the insurer in computing its net gain from operations.

      (b) Add penalty interest received by the insurer arising out of prepayment of loans made by the insurer.

      (c) Add realized gains and losses on sales or exchanges by the insurer of property.

      (d) Subtract, if the insurer so elects, additional or accelerated depreciation on real and personal property that is in excess of the depreciation deducted by the method used in computing the insurer’s net gain from operations.

      (e) Subtract that amortized portion of the contribution for past service credits made to qualified plans and exempt trusts for employees allowed as a deduction.

      (f) Add or subtract, as appropriate, increases or decreases in mandatory reserves that the insurer is required to maintain by law or by rules or directives of the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services or the insurance director or commissioner of the state of domicile of the foreign or alien insurer, other than increases or decreases that (A) are deducted in arriving at the insurer’s net gain from operations, or (B) result from net gains or losses, realized or unrealized, in the value of the insurer’s property and investments.

      (g) Add or subtract, as appropriate, increases or decreases in reserves for policies and obligations outstanding before the beginning of the taxable year resulting from changes in the bases and methods of computing such reserves that are justified by accounting and actuarial practices applicable to or accepted by the insurance industry, commonly known as “reserve strengthening” or “reserve weakening.”

      (3) Income, expenses, gains, losses, exclusions, deductions, assets, reserves, liabilities and other items properly attributable to one or more separate accounts authorized under ORS 733.220 shall not be taken into account in determining taxable income of an insurer under ORS 317.010 (11), 317.122 and 317.650 to 317.665 until such amounts or items are returned to and reflected on the general accounts of such insurer so as to be available generally to or for the benefit of contract and policyholders of the insurer. [Formerly 317.197; 1995 c.786 §16]

 

      317.660 Allocation of net income where insurer has both in-state and out-of-state business. (1)(a) If the income of an insurer is derived from business done both within and without this state, the determination of Oregon taxable income shall be arrived at by multiplying the insurer’s net income by the insurance sales factor.

      (b) The insurance sales factor shall consist of a fraction, the numerator of which is the amount of direct premiums (excluding reinsurance accepted and without deduction of reinsurance ceded) received or earned by the insurer during the tax year on policies and contracts that are allocated to this state and to other jurisdictions in which the insurer is not authorized to do business, and the denominator of which is the total of such premiums received or earned by the insurer during the tax year on policies and contracts that had been sold within and without this state.

      (2) For purposes of this section:

      (a) “Net income” means net income properly recorded in the statement of income reported in the annual statement filed by the insurer with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

      (b) “Premiums” means sums properly included in those schedules of the annual statement filed by the insurer with the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services that appropriately allocate premiums by jurisdiction. If the exclusion of reinsurance premiums results in an insurance sales factor that does not fairly represent the extent of the taxpayer’s activity in this state, the taxpayer may petition for and the Department of Revenue may permit, or the Department of Revenue may require, the inclusion of reinsurance premiums in the insurance sales factor. If the annual statement of the insurer does not report received premiums then the insurance sales factor shall be determined based on earned premiums.

      (3) If application of the apportionment formula described in subsection (1) of this section results in an apportionment that does not fairly and equitably represent the taxpayer’s insurance business activity in this state, the taxpayer may petition the Department of Revenue for and the department may permit, or the department may require, to achieve an apportionment that fairly and equitably represents the taxpayer’s insurance business activity:

      (a)(A) The exclusion of the insurance sales factor; and

      (B) The inclusion of one or more additional factors that will fairly and equitably represent the taxpayer’s business activity in this state;

      (b) The inclusion of the insurance sales factor and one or more additional factors that will fairly and equitably represent the taxpayer’s business activity in this state; or

      (c) The employment of any other method to achieve a fair and equitable apportionment of the taxpayer’s income. [Formerly 317.199; 1995 c.786 §17; 1999 c.143 §11; 2007 c.716 §§1,3]

 

      317.665 Oregon net losses of insurer in prior years. In computing Oregon taxable income, an insurer shall be allowed as a deduction an amount equal to the aggregate Oregon net losses of prior years as defined in ORS 317.476. [Formerly 317.299; 1995 c.786 §18]

 

      317.667 Tax treatment of captive insurers. A captive insurer, as defined in ORS 735.150, making a valid election under section 831(b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, shall be afforded the same tax treatment on receipt of premiums and tax on investment earnings for state income tax purposes as exists for federal income tax purposes except that the income tax rates on taxable income of the captive insurer shall be those identified under state law rather than federal law. [2012 c.84 §24]

 

UNITARY TAX

 

      317.705 Definitions. As used in ORS 317.705 to 317.715:

      (1) “Affiliated group” means an affiliated group of corporations as defined in section 1504 of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) “Unitary group” means a corporation or group of corporations engaged in business activities that constitute a unitary business.

      (3)(a) “Unitary business” means a business enterprise in which there exists directly or indirectly between the members or parts of the enterprise a sharing or exchange of value as demonstrated by:

      (A) Centralized management or a common executive force;

      (B) Centralized administrative services or functions resulting in economies of scale; or

      (C) Flow of goods, capital resources or services demonstrating functional integration.

      (b) “Unitary business” may include, but is not limited to, a business enterprise the activities of which:

      (A) Are in the same general line of business (such as manufacturing, wholesaling or retailing); or

      (B) Constitute steps in a vertically integrated process (such as the steps involved in the production of natural resources, which might include exploration, mining, refining and marketing).

      (c) Whether two or more corporations that are included in the same consolidated federal return are engaged in a unitary business may be determined by making reference to corporations that are doing business in the United States and are subject to federal income taxation, whether or not those corporations are includable in the consolidated return. No other corporations may be taken into consideration in making such a determination, except in a case in which the transactions or relationships between such corporations are made in an attempt to evade or avoid taxation. [1984 c.1 §4; 1985 c.802 §30a; 1997 c.325 §45; 2007 c.323 §1]

 

      317.710 Corporation tax return requirements; rules. (1) A corporation shall make a return with respect to the tax imposed by this chapter as provided in this section.

      (2) If the corporation is a member of an affiliated group of corporations making a consolidated federal return, it shall file a return and determine its Oregon taxable income as provided in ORS 317.715. The corporation’s tax liability shall be joint and several with any other corporation that is included in a consolidated state return with the corporation under subsection (5) of this section.

      (3) If the corporation makes a separate return for federal income tax purposes, it shall file a separate return under this chapter. The corporation shall determine its Oregon taxable income and tax liability separately from any other corporation.

      (4) For purposes of subsection (3) of this section, if the corporation is not subject to taxation under the Internal Revenue Code a return for federal income tax purposes includes any form of return required to be made in lieu of an income tax return under the Internal Revenue Code or regulations thereunder.

      (5)(a) If two or more corporations subject to taxation under this chapter are members of the same affiliated group making a consolidated federal return and are members of the same unitary group, they shall file a consolidated state return.

      (b) If any corporation that is a member of an affiliated group is permitted or required to determine its Oregon taxable income on a separate basis under ORS 314.667, or if any corporation is permitted or required by statute or rule to use different apportionment factors than a corporation with which it is affiliated, the corporation shall not be included in a consolidated state return under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

      (c) Whenever two or more corporations are required to file a consolidated state return under paragraph (a) of this subsection, any reference in this chapter to a corporation for purposes of deriving Oregon taxable income shall be treated as a reference to all corporations that are included in the consolidated state return.

      (d) A corporation that would not be a member of an affiliated group filing a consolidated state return based solely on the application of section 1504(b)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code must be included in the consolidated state return filed by the affiliated group.

      (6) If so directed by the department, by rule or instructions on the state tax return form, every corporation required to make a return under this chapter shall also file with the return a true copy of the corporation’s federal income tax return for the same taxable year. For purposes of this subsection, the corporation’s federal income tax return includes a consolidated federal return for an affiliated group of which the corporation is a member. The department may, by rule or instructions, permit a corporation to submit specified excerpts from its federal return in lieu of submitting a copy of the entire federal return. The federal return or any part thereof required to be filed with the state return is incorporated in and shall be a part of the state return.

      (7) Each foreign or alien insurer and each domestic insurer owned and controlled, directly or indirectly, by one or more foreign insurers shall determine its Oregon taxable income under ORS 317.650 to 317.665 and make a return of the tax imposed by this chapter on a separate basis. An interinsurance and reciprocal exchange and its attorney in fact with respect to its attorney in fact net income as a corporate attorney in fact acting as attorney in compliance with ORS 731.458, 731.462, 731.466 and 731.470 for the reciprocal or interinsurance exchange may file a consolidated return under the circumstances in the manner and subject to the rules adopted by the department.

      (8) The Department of Revenue may prescribe by rule the method by which a consolidated state return shall be filed under this section. [1984 c.1 §2; 1985 c.802 §29; 1995 c.786 §21; 2009 c.401 §1]

 

      317.713 Group losses as offset to income of subsidiary paying preferred dividends. If the use of group losses to offset income of a subsidiary paying dividends on preferred stock is limited under section 1503(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, a like limitation shall apply for purposes of this chapter. For purposes of applying section 1503(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, “group losses” and “separately computed taxable income” shall be determined by taking into consideration only that income and loss which is allocated or apportioned to Oregon, with the additions, subtractions, modifications and other adjustments under this chapter and ORS chapter 314. [1991 c.457 §14]

 

      317.715 Tax return of corporation in affiliated group making consolidated federal return; nonexempt jurisdictions; rules. (1) If a corporation required to make a return under this chapter is a member of an affiliated group of corporations making a consolidated federal return under sections 1501 to 1505 of the Internal Revenue Code, the corporation’s Oregon taxable income shall be determined beginning with federal consolidated taxable income of the affiliated group as provided in this section.

      (2)(a) For purposes of determining Oregon taxable income, the taxable income or loss of any corporation that is a member of a unitary group and that is incorporated in any of the following jurisdictions shall be added to federal consolidated taxable income:

      (b) Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, the Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Cook Islands, Cyprus, Dominica, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guernsey-Sark-Alderney, the Isle of Man, Jersey, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Monaco, Montserrat, Nauru, the Netherlands Antilles, Niue, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Vanuatu.

      (3) If the affiliated group, of which the corporation subject to taxation under this chapter is a member, consists of more than one unitary group, before the additions, subtractions, adjustments and modifications to federal taxable income provided for in this chapter are made, and before allocation and apportionment as provided in ORS 317.010 (10), if any, modified federal consolidated taxable income shall be computed. Modified federal consolidated taxable income shall be determined by eliminating from the federal consolidated taxable income of the affiliated group the separate taxable income, as determined under Treasury Regulations adopted under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code, and any deductions or additions or items of income, expense, gain or loss for which consolidated treatment is prescribed under Treasury Regulations adopted under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code, attributable to the member or members of any unitary group of which the corporation is not a member.

      (4)(a) After modified federal consolidated taxable income is determined under subsection (3) of this section, the additions, subtractions, adjustments and modifications prescribed by this chapter shall be made to the modified federal consolidated taxable income of the remaining members of the affiliated group, where applicable, as if all such members were subject to taxation under this chapter. After those modifications are made, Oregon taxable income or loss shall be determined as provided in ORS 317.010 (10)(a) to (c), if necessary.

      (b) In the computation of the Oregon apportionment percentage for a corporation that is a member of an affiliated group filing a consolidated federal return, there shall be taken into consideration only the property, payroll, sales or other factors of those members of the affiliated group, and of those corporations described in subsection (2) of this section, whose items of income, expense, gain or loss remain in modified federal consolidated taxable income after the eliminations required under subsection (3) of this section. Those members of an affiliated group making a consolidated federal return or a consolidated state return may not be treated as one taxpayer for purposes of determining whether any member of the group is taxable in this state or any other state with respect to questions of jurisdiction to tax or the composition of the apportionment factors used to attribute income to this state under ORS 314.280 or 314.605 to 314.675.

      (5) The Department of Revenue shall adopt rules:

      (a) To determine the computation of income or loss for a corporation that is a member of a unitary group and that is not otherwise required to file a consolidated federal return.

      (b) To prevent double taxation or double deduction of any amount included in the computation of income under this section. [1984 c.1 §3; 1985 c.802 §30; 1987 c.293 §46; 2013 c.707 §2]

 

      317.717 Report to Legislative Assembly. On or before January 1 of each odd-numbered year, the Department of Revenue shall submit a report to the Legislative Assembly in the manner provided by ORS 192.245. The report shall include recommendations for legislation related to jurisdictions listed in ORS 317.715 (2)(b), including recommendations for additions to or subtractions from the list of jurisdictions in ORS 317.715 (2)(b). [2013 c.707 §4]

 

      Note: 317.717 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 317 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      317.720 Computation of taxable income; excess loss accounts. (1) To derive Oregon taxable income, there shall be subtracted from federal taxable income the amount of the excess loss account included under Treasury Regulations adopted under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code to the extent that the excess losses have not offset unitary income. However, in no event shall excess losses be recaptured on account of Treasury Regulations adopted under section 1502 of the Internal Revenue Code for purposes of this chapter if the losses were deducted for a taxable year beginning before January 1, 1986.

      (2) As used in this section, “unitary income” means income of a unitary group, as that term is defined in ORS 317.705, that includes the subsidiary to which excess losses are attributable, and a member of which is subject to taxation under this chapter. [1984 c.1 §11b; 1987 c.293 §47]

 

      317.725 Adjustments to prevent double taxation or deduction; rules. (1)(a) If any provision of the Internal Revenue Code or of ORS 317.705 to 317.715, relating to the use of consolidated federal returns, requires that any amount be added to or deducted from federal consolidated taxable income or the Oregon taxable income subject to taxation under this chapter or ORS chapter 318 that previously had been added to or deducted from income upon or with respect to which tax liability was measured under the Oregon law in effect prior to the taxpayer’s taxable year as to which ORS 317.705 to 317.715, are first effective, an appropriate adjustment shall be made to the income for the year or years subject to ORS 317.705 to 317.715, so as to prevent the double taxation or double deduction of any such amount that previously had entered into the computation of income upon or with respect to which tax liability was measured.

      (b) If it appears to the Department of Revenue that a corporation making a return under this chapter or ORS chapter 318 is required to make any adjustment to federal consolidated taxable income pursuant to ORS 317.715, that is unduly burdensome or that produces an inequitable or unreasonable result, the department, upon application by the corporation, may relieve the corporation of the requirement and may permit or require any other adjustment to be made to fairly reflect income and produce an equitable result. The department shall adopt rules prescribing the method by which a corporation may apply for relief under this paragraph.

      (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 317.013, any regulation promulgated pursuant to sections 1501 to 1505 of the Internal Revenue Code which makes reference to provisions of the Internal Revenue Code with respect to which modifications to federal taxable income are prescribed under this chapter shall not be applied to the extent the regulation conflicts with the provisions of this chapter.

      (3) The Department of Revenue shall not make any adjustment under this section if the resulting increase or decrease in tax liability would be less than $250. [1984 c.1 §19; 1985 c.802 §31]

 

      317.845 [Formerly 317.515; repealed by 1985 c.761 §27]

 

DISPOSITION OF REVENUE

 

      317.850 Disposition of revenue. The net revenue from the tax imposed by this chapter, after deduction of refunds, shall be paid over to the State Treasurer and held in the General Fund as miscellaneous receipts available generally to meet any expense or obligation of the State of Oregon lawfully incurred. A working balance of unreceipted revenue from the tax imposed by this chapter may be retained for the payment of refunds, but such working balance shall not at the close of any fiscal year exceed the sum of $500,000. [Formerly 317.590; 2001 c.114 §42]

 

      317.853 Disposition of revenue from tax imposed at increased rate; estimate. (1) For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2013, and before January 1, 2017, any revenue that is received as a result of a rate of tax above 7.5 percent imposed under this chapter and that is in excess of the revenue that would be received under this chapter at a rate of 7.5 percent shall be deposited into the Oregon Rainy Day Fund established by ORS 293.144.

      (2) For tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2017, any revenue that is received as a result of a rate of tax above 7.2 percent imposed under this chapter and that is in excess of the revenue that would be received under this chapter at a rate of 7.2 percent shall be deposited into the Oregon Rainy Day Fund established by ORS 293.144.

      (3) Before the end of each biennium, beginning with the biennium ending on June 30, 2015, the Department of Revenue shall estimate the revenue described in subsection (1) or (2) of this section that is received during the biennium. An amount equal to that estimate shall be transferred into the Oregon Rainy Day Fund established by ORS 293.144 on or before June 30 of each odd-numbered year. [2009 c.747 §2; 2013 s.s.1 c.5 §8]

 

      317.910 [1959 c.356 §3; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

UNRELATED BUSINESS INCOME OF CERTAIN EXEMPT CORPORATIONS

 

      317.920 Tax imposed on unrelated business income of certain exempt corporations. (1) Notwithstanding ORS 317.080, a corporation otherwise exempt from tax under ORS 317.080 (1), (2), (3), (4), (7) or (9) shall be subject to the tax imposed by and in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, but only as to its unrelated business taxable income, as defined under the Internal Revenue Code.

      (2) Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply to an organization described in section 501(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (3) In the case of unrelated business income of a private foundation described in section 509 of the Internal Revenue Code, the first quarter of estimated tax due under ORS 314.515 (1)(a) shall be paid on or before the 15th day of the fifth month of the taxable year. [1959 c.356 §2; 1975 c.652 §90; 1983 c.162 §42; 1985 c.802 §28b; 1987 c.293 §48; 1997 c.839 §37; 1999 c.90 §25a]

 

      317.930 Exceptions and limitations. In addition to the exclusions and modifications contained in section 512(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, in determining unrelated business taxable income:

      (1) There shall be excluded, in the case of any school, college or university, which rents real property to its students or faculty, all rents derived therefrom, providing that such property is actually a part of the school and that the continued presence of the students and faculty thereon is necessary to the educative function of the institution.

      (2) There shall be subtracted any amount treated as derived from the conduct of an unrelated trade or business under section 995(g) of the Internal Revenue Code (relating to distributions to DISC tax-exempt shareholders). [1959 c.356 §4; 1979 c.580 §3; 1983 c.162 §43; 1991 c.457 §14a]

 

      317.940 [1959 c.356 §5; repealed by 1983 c.162 §57]

 

      317.950 Assessment of deficiency. If the Department of Revenue finds that unrelated business taxable income, or any portion thereof, has not been assessed, it may, at any time within three years after the return was filed, or in case no return was filed within five years from the time the return should have been filed, compute the tax and give notice to the corporation of the amount due, including penalty and interest thereon. These limitations to the assessment of such tax or additional tax, including penalty and interest thereon, do not apply to the assessment of additional taxes, and penalty and interest thereon, upon false or fraudulent returns or in cases where with a fraudulent intent no return has been filed. ORS 314.410 is also applicable to the extent that it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this section. [1959 c.356 §6]

 

      317.990 [Repealed by 1957 c.632 §1 (314.991 enacted in lieu of 316.990 and 317.990)]

 

PENALTIES

 

      317.991 Civil penalty; noncompliance with ORS 317.097 relating to credit for housing rehabilitation loans. (1) The Director of the Housing and Community Services Department may assess a civil penalty against any project owner in an amount not to exceed three times the value of the tax credit available in any year on a project during which the owner does not comply with the provisions of ORS 317.097 and the rules promulgated thereunder.

      (2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, an order of the director assessing such a civil penalty shall be deemed final, unless review from the director is requested in writing within 30 days of receipt of notice thereof. The request shall specify the grounds upon which the project owner contests the proposed order of assessment.

      (3) The issuance of orders assessing civil penalties pursuant to this section, the conduct of hearings and the judicial review thereof shall be as provided in ORS chapter 183.

      (4) When an order assessing a civil penalty becomes final by operation of law or on appeal, unless the amount of penalty is paid within 10 days after the order becomes final, the order constitutes a judgment and may be recorded with the county clerk in any county of this state. The clerk shall thereupon record the name of the project owner incurring the penalty and the amount of the penalty in the County Clerk Lien Record. The penalty provided in the order so recorded shall become a lien upon the title to any interest in property owned by the project owner against whom the order is entered, and execution may be issued upon the order in the same manner as execution upon a judgment of a court of record.

      (5) Civil penalties, and judgments entered thereon, due to the director under this section from any project owner shall be deemed preferred to all general claims in all bankruptcy proceedings, trustee proceedings and proceedings for the administration of estates and receiverships involving the project owner liable therefor or the property of such project owner.

      (6) All moneys collected under this section shall be paid into the Housing Finance Fund.

      (7) All costs of enforcement and collection, including attorney fees, may be paid by the director directly from the Housing Finance Fund without further authorization of law.

      (8) As used in this section, “director” means the Director of the Housing and Community Services Department. [1991 c.737 §4; 1999 c.21 §48]

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