ORS 308.030¹
Penalty for failure to file certain statements within time limits
  • notice
  • waiver or reduction of penalty
  • rules

(1) Each person, company, corporation or association required by ORS 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.665) to 308.665 (Railroad car exemption) or 308.805 (Mutual and cooperative electric distribution systems subject to tax on gross earnings) to 308.820 (Tax as a lien) to file a statement with the Department of Revenue, who or which has not filed a statement within the time fixed for filing a statement or as extended, is delinquent.

(2) A delinquent taxpayer is subject to a penalty of $10 for each $1,000 (or fraction thereof) of assessed value of the property as placed on the assessment roll of the department for the year of delinquency; except that for a delinquent taxpayer required to file a statement under ORS 308.805 (Mutual and cooperative electric distribution systems subject to tax on gross earnings) to 308.820 (Tax as a lien), the penalty shall be based upon the assessed value of such property of the taxpayer as would have been placed upon the assessment roll of the department if such property were subject to ad valorem taxation. The penalty may not be less than $10 or more than $5,000.

(3) The department shall send any delinquent taxpayer against whom a penalty is imposed under this section a notice of its intention to impose the penalty, by mailing a notice to the taxpayer at the last-known address shown on the records of the department. The notice shall contain the amount of the penalty and the basis for its imposition.

(4)(a) If a delinquency penalty is imposed under this section, the Director of the Department of Revenue, upon application filed by the taxpayer with the department during the period in which the director reviews the assessment roll of the department for the year of delinquency, may establish by rule instances in which the department may waive or reduce the penalty. A determination to waive or reduce a penalty shall be final, and no appeal may be taken from the determination.

(b) Rules adopted under this subsection shall be based on the department’s finding that:

(A) Good and sufficient cause exists for the actions of the taxpayer that resulted in the imposition of a penalty;

(B) The actions of the taxpayer that resulted in the imposition of a penalty constitute a first-time offense on the part of the taxpayer; or

(C) The action of the department to waive or reduce the penalty enhances the long-term effectiveness or efficiency of the voluntary tax compliance system.

(5) Upon completion of the review of the assessment roll of the department by the director, the department shall note on the assessment roll the name of each delinquent taxpayer, if not otherwise on the roll, and after the name the dollar amount of the penalty imposed under this section that was not waived or reduced by the director under subsection (4) of this section. The amount of penalty shall constitute a lien as of July 1 of the year of imposition on all real and personal property of the delinquent taxpayer in the state.

(6) Any penalty collected under this section shall be deposited in the unsegregated tax collections account of the counties in which the property of the taxpayer is located. [1977 c.884 §13; 1981 c.804 §29; 1991 c.459 §85; 1997 c.154 §29; 2003 c.317 §1]

Chapter 308

Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Depart­ment of Revenue that allow preferential assess­ment for farm and forestland are not "programs affecting land use" and are not subject to require­ment of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities). Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308—Assessment of Property for Taxation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors308.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 308, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308ano.­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