2017 ORS 305.620¹
Collection and distribution of local taxes on income and sales
  • costs
  • court review of determinations and orders
  • appeals

(1) Any state agency or department may enter into agreements with any political subdivision of this state for the collection, enforcement, administration and distribution of local taxes of the political subdivision imposed upon or measured by gross or net income, wages or net earnings from self-employment, local general sales and use taxes, local transient lodging taxes or taxes imposed under ORS 475B.491 (Local tax or fee).

(2) The department or agency shall prescribe the rules by which the agreements entered into under subsection (1) of this section are administered.

(3) The department or agency shall prescribe the rules by which the taxes described by subsection (1) of this section are administered, collected, enforced and distributed.

(4) A political subdivision may appear as an intervenor at any conference held by the Department of Revenue or conference, hearing or proceeding held by another department or agency in connection with a local tax administered by the department or agency. The political subdivision may be represented by its own counsel. The department or agency shall adopt rules governing the procedures to be followed by the political subdivision in making an appearance.

(5) Costs incurred by the department or agency in the administration, enforcement, collection and distribution of taxes under the agreements entered into under subsection (1) of this section shall be first deducted from the taxes collected before distribution is made to the political subdivision which is a party to the agreement.

(6) The Oregon Tax Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to review determinations of the Department of Revenue or orders of another department or agency relating to the collection, enforcement, administration and distribution of local taxes under agreements entered into under subsection (1) of this section.

(7) A proceeding for refund or to set aside additional taxes or taxes assessed when no return was filed may be initiated before the state agency or department.

(8) An appeal from a determination or an order may be taken by the taxpayer or by the political subdivision whose taxes are in issue, by filing a complaint with the clerk of the Oregon Tax Court at its principal office in Salem, Oregon, within 60 days after the notice of the determination of the Department of Revenue or the order of the department or agency is sent to the taxpayer or the political subdivision. The filing of the complaint in the Oregon Tax Court shall constitute perfection of the appeal. Service of the taxpayer’s complaint shall be accomplished by the clerk of the tax court by filing a copy of the complaint with the administrative head of the department or agency and a copy with the political subdivision. Service of the political subdivision’s complaint shall be accomplished by the clerk of the tax court by filing a copy of the complaint with the administrative head of the department or agency and mailing a copy of the complaint to the taxpayer. The complaint of a taxpayer shall be entitled in the name of the person filing as plaintiff and the department or agency as defendant. The complaint of a political subdivision shall be entitled in the name of the political subdivision as plaintiff and the taxpayer and the department or agency as defendants. A copy of the order of the department or agency shall be attached to the complaint. All procedures shall be in accordance with ORS 305.405 (Oregon Tax Court) to 305.494 (When shareholder may represent corporation in tax court proceedings). [1967 c.550 §§12,13,14,15; 1969 c.574 §5; 1971 c.261 §1; 1971 c.600 §3; 1973 c.98 §1; 1983 c.749 §4; 1985 c.407 §3; 1995 c.79 §112; 1995 c.650 §62; 1997 c.325 §15; 1999 c.21 §12; 2003 c.621 §78; 2005 c.225 §7; 2005 c.345 §10; 2009 c.33 §7; 2016 c.24 §32; 2017 c.74 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Hotel-motel tax on university dormitories without state con­sent, (1974) Vol 36, p 887

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.