2007 ORS § 118.013¹
Taxable estate adjustment for Oregon special marital property
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(1) For purposes of computing the tax imposed under ORS 118.010 (Imposition and amount of tax in general), the taxable estate to be used for computing the maximum amount of the state death tax credit allowable under section 2011 of the Internal Revenue Code shall be the taxable estate determined for federal estate tax purposes, reduced by the value on the date of death of the decedent of all Oregon special marital property in the estate.

(2) Oregon special marital property consists of any trust or other property interest, or a portion of a trust or property interest:

(a) In which principal or income may be accumulated or distributed to or for the benefit of only the surviving spouse of the decedent during the lifetime of the surviving spouse;

(b) In which a person may not transfer or exercise a power to appoint any part of the trust or other property interest to a person other than the surviving spouse during the lifetime of the surviving spouse; and

(c) For which the executor of the estate of the decedent has made the election described in ORS 118.016 (Oregon special marital property election) (1).

(3) If a trust or other property interest would qualify as Oregon special marital property under subsection (2) of this section except that the trust or other property interest allows principal or income to be distributed to other persons in addition to the surviving spouse, the executor may elect to set aside a share of the trust or other property interest as a separate share of the trust or property interest or as a separate trust, which shall qualify as Oregon special marital property if:

(a) The executor makes the election described in ORS 118.016 (Oregon special marital property election) (1);

(b) Each beneficiary who is living at the time the election is made and who may be entitled to a distribution from the share during the lifetime of the surviving spouse makes the election described in ORS 118.016 (Oregon special marital property election) (2);

(c) The surviving spouse makes the election described in ORS 118.016 (Oregon special marital property election) (2); and

(d) All elections are attached to the inheritance tax return filed with respect to the estate of the decedent, or are filed or maintained as records as otherwise prescribed by the Department of Revenue by rule. [2005 c.124 §2]