2017 ORS 311.345¹
Damages and interest for failure to settle taxes on assessment roll or pay over tax moneys

(1) If a tax collector fails to make settlement of the taxes included in the assessment roll within the time required by ORS 311.395 (Periodic statements of tax collections), the tax collector shall be charged with damages in an amount equaling five percent of the amount not settled within the time required by ORS 311.395 (Periodic statements of tax collections), plus 12 percent interest per year on the damages from the day payment should have been made of the balance of unsettled taxes due from the tax collector.

(2) If a tax collector neglects or refuses to pay over all moneys received for taxes to the county treasurer, the tax collector shall, in addition to the criminal penalty provided for in ORS 311.990 (Penalties) (6), be liable to pay damages in an amount equaling 10 percent of the amount not paid over, plus 12 percent interest per year on the damages from the day payment should have been made.

(3) The moneys, damages and interest authorized to be collected under this section may be collected by suit upon the bond of the tax collector for the recovery of the same.

(4) If a county treasurer neglects or refuses to distribute moneys in the unsegregated tax collections account as required by ORS 311.395 (Periodic statements of tax collections) (6), the county treasurer shall be liable to pay damages in an amount equaling 10 percent of the amount not distributed as required by ORS 311.395 (Periodic statements of tax collections), plus 12 percent interest per year on the damages from the day distribution should have been made. [Amended by 1963 c.238 §13; 1969 c.595 §13; 1979 c.689 §20; 1985 c.162 §5; 2003 c.190 §§14,15; 2007 c.537 §6]

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5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 311—Collection of Property Taxes, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors311.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 311, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano311.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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