2007 ORS 317.070¹
Tax on centrally assessed, mercantile, manufacturing and business corporations

Every centrally assessed corporation, the property of which is assessed by the Department of Revenue under ORS 308.505 (Definitions for ORS 308.505 to 308.665) to 308.665 (Railroad car exemption), and every mercantile, manufacturing and business corporation doing business within this state, except as provided in ORS 317.080 (Exempt corporations) and 317.090 (Minimum tax), 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 (Tax rate). [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]

Notes of Decisions

Where plaintiff's business was purchase and sale of commodity futures contracts for its customers on com­mis­sion basis, its principal place of business was in Illinois and where per­son in Oregon operated under plaintiff's name, represented himself to clients as vice president of plaintiff and put clients in touch with plaintiff, per­son was plaintiff's agent and plaintiff was doing business in Oregon for purposes of corporate excise tax. Gelderman and Company, Inc. v. Dept of Rev., 10 OTR 249 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Construing "primarily," (1972) Vol 35, p 1208

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Notes of Decisions

Congress is empowered by Commerce Clause, U.S. Const. Art. I, Sec­tion VIII, to place three year moratorium on "doing business" taxes imposed by states on federally insured savings and loan associa­tions which do not have their principal place of business in taxing state. Pac. First Fed. Savings & Loan v. Dept. of Rev., 293 Or 138, 645 P2d 27 (1982)

For purposes of claim preclusion, all issues re­gard­ing taxpayer's corporate excise tax liability for tax year constitute same claim. U.S. Bancorp v. Dept. of Revenue, 15 OTR 13 (1999)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 317—Corporation Excise Tax, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­317.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 317, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­317ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
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