ORS 305.823¹
Local government tax on telephone services prohibited

A county, city, district or other political subdivision in this state may not levy or impose a tax on amounts paid for exchange access or other telephone services. [Formerly 307.215; 2005 c.94 §27]

Note: 305.823 (Local government tax on telephone services prohibited) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 305 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

(formerly 307.215)

Notes of Decisions

Prohibi­tion on local taxa­tion of “amounts paid” for exchange access or telephone services applies only to taxes levied directly on pay­ments by service subscribers. AT&T Communica­tions v. City of Eugene, 177 Or App 379, 35 P3d 1029 (2001), Sup Ct review denied

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 (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 305, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano305.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information