ORS 305.860¹
Statement of rights of taxpayers
  • distribution

(1) The Director of the Department of Revenue shall prepare a statement which sets forth in simple nontechnical terms:

(a) The rights of a taxpayer and the obligations of the Department of Revenue during an audit;

(b) The procedures by which a taxpayer may appeal any adverse decision of the department, including informal conferences and judicial appeals;

(c) The procedures for filing and processing refund claims and filing of taxpayer complaints; and

(d) The procedures which the department may use in enforcing the provisions of the laws of this state.

(2) The statement prepared in accordance with subsection (1) of this section shall be distributed by the Director of the Department of Revenue to all taxpayers upon request. The director shall inform taxpayers of their rights in a brief explanatory statement included in all billing or collection notices, all notices of assessment or deficiency and all notices of refund adjustment or denial sent to the taxpayer. [1989 c.625 §67; 1995 c.650 §112]

Chapter 305

Notes of Decisions

Policy of efficient and effective tax collec­tion makes doctrine of estoppel against govern­ment in tax cases one of rare applica­tion. Pacific Conference v. Dept. of Rev., 7 OTR 429 (1978)

Law Review Cita­tions

9 WLJ 193-260 (1973)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 305—Administration of Revenue and Tax Laws; Appeals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­305.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 305, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­305ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information