2017 ORS 305.727¹
Instruction listing
  • qualifications

(1) In addition to the opportunity to be listed on the Oregon individual tax return forms under ORS 305.725 (Application of entity), an entity on the eligibility roster may apply to the commission for listing in the Department of Revenue instructions for tax return checkoff contribution as provided in this section.

(2) In order to qualify for instruction listing, the entity must apply to the commission in the manner in which an entity applies for listing on the individual tax forms under ORS 305.725 (Application of entity).

(3) In order to qualify for instruction listing, the entity must meet the qualifications described in ORS 305.720 (Qualification for entity for contributions by checkoff), collect 10,000 or more signatures from electors of this state attesting that the electors support the entity qualifying for instruction listing and be:

(a) The Oregon Veterans’ Home, the Nongame Wildlife Fund, the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund, the Oregon Military Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Suicide Prevention and Outreach Program Fund, the Oregon Volunteer Firefighters Association, but only if contributions are dedicated to the direct costs of firefighter training or to the assistance of a firefighter, or a firefighter’s immediate family, who has experienced hardship resulting from the death, injury or illness of the firefighter, or the subaccount described in ORS 316.493 (Refund as contribution for prevention of child abuse and neglect) for contributions dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect;

(b) A nonprofit organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a gross income of at least $1 million for the year prior to application; or

(c) The central office for a group of affiliated nonprofit organizations with a collective gross income of at least $1 million in the year prior to the year of application.

(4) The commission shall review applications and approve those that meet the qualifications of ORS 305.720 (Qualification for entity for contributions by checkoff) and this section. An entity that is approved by the commission shall thereafter qualify for instruction listing for six years and thereafter must reapply under this section for continued listing in additional six-year periods, except that an entity that reapplies does not need to collect 10,000 or more signatures.

(5) The commission shall certify those entities that are on the eligibility roster and that the commission has approved in the interim since the last preceding certification to the Department of Revenue for listing in the instructions to the forms described in ORS 305.710 (Notice of availability of space in tax return for checkoffs).

(6) The department shall include in the instructions to the forms described in ORS 305.710 (Notice of availability of space in tax return for checkoffs) a list of entities that have been certified by the commission under this section as of the date the instructions for the forms must be prepared.

(7) The department shall cause two lines to be included on the Oregon individual tax return forms following the listing of the entities described in ORS 305.715 (Determination of eligibility) (2). These lines may be used by a taxpayer to designate one entity or two entities that have qualified for instruction listing under this section as the recipients of checkoff contributions by the taxpayer.

(8) Amounts contributed by charitable checkoff to an instruction-listed entity shall be subject to and distributed as provided in ORS 305.747 (Administrative expenses). [1999 c.1032 §2; 2001 c.677 §1; 2007 c.822 §§6,7; 2013 c.779 §7; 2017 c.487 §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.