ORS 314.385¹
Form of returns
  • time for filing
  • alternative filing formats
  • rules

(1)(a) For purposes of ORS chapter 316, returns shall be filed with the Department of Revenue on or before the due date of the corresponding federal return for the tax year as prescribed under the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto, except that the final return of a decedent shall be filed at any time following the death of the decedent, to and including the 15th day of the fourth month after expiration of the regular tax year of the decedent.

(b) For purposes of ORS chapters 317 and 318, returns shall be filed with the department on or before the 15th day of the month following the due date of the corresponding federal return for the tax year, as prescribed under the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations adopted pursuant thereto.

(c) The department may allow further time for filing returns equal in length to the extension periods allowed under the Internal Revenue Code and its regulations.

(d) If no return is required to be filed for federal income tax purposes, the due date or extension period for a return shall be the same as the due date, or extension period, would have been if the taxpayer had been required to file a return for federal income tax purposes for the tax year. However, the due date for returns filed for purposes of ORS chapter 317 or 318 shall be on or before the 15th day of the month following what would have been the federal return due date for the tax year.

(2) There shall be annexed to the return a statement verified as provided under ORS 305.810 (Verification of return, statement or document filed under tax laws) by a declaration of the taxpayer making the return to the effect that the statements contained therein are true.

(3) Returns shall be in such form as the department may, from time to time, prescribe. The department shall prepare blank forms for the returns and distribute them throughout the state. Such forms shall be furnished the taxpayer upon request, but failure to receive or secure a form shall not relieve the taxpayer from the obligation of making any return required by law.

(4)(a) The department may by rule authorize the filing of a return in alternative formats to those described in subsection (3) of this section and may prescribe the conditions, requirements and technical standards for a filing under this subsection.

(b) Notwithstanding subsections (1) to (3) of this section, the department may by rule prescribe a different due date for a return filed in an alternative format.

(c) The policy of the Legislative Assembly in granting the department rulemaking authority under paragraph (b) of this subsection is to have the department prescribe due dates that mirror the due dates that apply to federal returns filed in alternative formats for federal tax purposes. [1957 c.632 §12 (enacted in lieu of 316.545 and 317.355); 1959 c.156 §1; last sentence of subsection (1) derived from 1959 c.156 §3; 1963 c.281 §1; 1987 c.293 §59a; 1989 c.625 §55; 1991 c.457 §17a; 1997 c.84 §1; 1997 c.839 §56; 2003 c.77 §10a]

Notes of Decisions

In determining "due date" for filing returns, recogni­tion must be given time extensions granted by Internal Revenue Service and adopted by Depart­ment of Revenue's regula­tion. Davis v. Dept. of Rev., 9 OTR 465 (1984)

Chapter 314

Law Review Cita­tions

9 WLJ 249 (1973); 5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 314—Taxes Imposed Upon or Measured by Net Income, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors314.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 314, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­314ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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