2007 ORS 323.390¹
Collection of unsecured, unpaid tax after deficiency or jeopardy determination
  • collection charge
  • warrants

(1) If any tax imposed by ORS 323.005 (Short title) to 323.482 (Offense of unlawful distribution of cigarettes) or any portion of such tax is not paid within 30 days after notice of a deficiency determination is given pursuant to ORS 323.403 (Application of other statutes) or of a tax determined under ORS 323.385 (Jeopardy determinations), and no provision is made to secure the payment thereof by bond, deposit or otherwise, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Department of Revenue, the department shall:

(a) Assess a collection charge of $5 if the sum of the tax, penalty and interest then due exceeds $10.

(b) Issue a warrant directed to the sheriff of any county of the state commanding the sheriff to levy upon and sell the real and personal property of the taxpayer found within that county, for the payment of the amount of the tax, with the added penalties, interest, collection charge and the sheriff’s cost of executing the warrant, and to return such warrant to the department and pay to it the money collected by virtue thereof by a time to be therein specified, not less than 60 days from the date of the warrant.

(2) The sheriff shall, within five days after the receipt of the warrant, record with the clerk of the county a copy thereof, and thereupon the clerk shall enter in the County Clerk Lien Record the name of the taxpayer mentioned in the warrant, and the amount of the tax or portion thereof and penalties and interest for which the warrant is issued and the date when such copy is recorded. Thereupon the amount of the warrant so recorded shall become a lien upon the title to and interest in property of the taxpayer against whom it is issued in the same manner as a judgment that creates a judgment lien under ORS chapter 18. The sheriff thereupon shall proceed upon the same in all respects, with like effect and in the same manner prescribed by law in respect to executions issued against property upon judgment of a court of record, and shall be entitled to the same fees for services in executing the warrant, to be added to and collected as a part of the warrant liability.

(3) In the discretion of the department a warrant of like terms, force and effect may be issued and directed to any agent authorized to collect income taxes, and in the execution thereof the agent shall have all the powers conferred by law upon sheriffs, but is entitled to no fee or compensation in excess of actual expenses paid in the performance of such duty.

(4) If a warrant is returned not satisfied in full, the department shall have the same remedies to enforce the claim for taxes against the taxpayer as if the people of the state had recovered judgment against the taxpayer for the amount of the tax. [1971 c.417 §2; 1983 c.696 §17; 1985 c.761 §21; 1999 c.62 §19; 2003 c.576 §204]

Chapter 323

Notes of Decisions

This chapter was not intended to impose a tax on cigarettes sold by an Oregon distributor, to be shipped out of state and sold out of state to ultimate consumers for use out of state. Carter & Son v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 379 (1974)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 323—Cigarettes and Tobacco Products, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­323.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 323, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­323ano.­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.