2017 ORS 305.215¹
Conflicting claims for personal income tax items
  • notice procedure
  • appeal
  • evidence as public record

(1) When persons file conflicting returns or reports addressing an item of income, deduction or credit allowed under the personal income tax laws, the Department of Revenue may examine all conflicting claims. After examining the claims, the department shall notify each person reporting the item that the department shall make a joint determination to resolve the conflict. Each notified person shall provide the information from the person’s income tax returns or reports that supports the person’s position, together with all records, data or other evidence providing the necessary supporting material to the information shown on the income tax return. All such material shall be available for inspection by the other person, notwithstanding any provision of ORS 314.835 (Divulging particulars of returns and reports prohibited), 314.840 (Disclosure of information) or 314.991 (Penalties). If any person fails or refuses to provide the information in part or in whole, the department shall make its determination on the basis of all the information and evidence supplied. The provisions of this chapter relating to the administration of the personal income tax laws apply to the determination.

(2) If an appeal is taken to the Oregon Tax Court pursuant to ORS 305.560 (Appeals procedure generally), each person shall make available to the court information from the person’s income tax returns or reports supporting that person’s position, together with all evidence or supporting data furnished to or subpoenaed by the Department of Revenue, as well as such other information as may be presented to the court in the manner otherwise provided for in the hearing of cases in the Oregon Tax Court. If any person fails or refuses to appear or bring such information in part or in whole, the court shall make its determination on the basis of all the evidence introduced. All such evidence shall constitute a public record and shall be available to the parties and the court notwithstanding any provision of ORS 314.835 (Divulging particulars of returns and reports prohibited), 314.840 (Disclosure of information) or 314.991 (Penalties). [1979 c.690 §11; 1985 c.345 §4; 1987 c.293 §61; 2005 c.94 §18; 2017 c.22 §1]

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); 48 WLR 147 (2011)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 305—Administration of Revenue and Tax Laws; Appeals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors305.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 305, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano305.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.