2017 ORS 311.681¹
Request for retroactive deferral

(1) Notwithstanding ORS 311.672 (Claim form), if an individual (or two or more individuals jointly) who has elected to defer homestead property taxes in a prior tax year has not filed a timely claim for deferral for one or more tax years succeeding the year in which property taxes were initially deferred under ORS 311.666 (Definitions for ORS 311.666 to 311.701) to 311.701 (Senior Property Tax Deferral Revolving Account), then the individual may request that the Director of the Department of Revenue grant a retroactive deferral of property taxes on the property. A spouse who is eligible to make the election under ORS 311.688 (Claim by spouse to continue tax deferral) may also request a grant of retroactive deferral under this section.

(2) The director may, in the discretion of the director, grant or deny the retroactive deferral of property taxes. No appeal from a decision of the director under this section may be made.

(3) The director shall not grant a retroactive deferral of property taxes if, in any intervening year between the year in which deferral was last granted to the property and the last year for which retroactive deferral is being requested, the property would not have been eligible for deferral had the claim for deferral been timely filed.

(4) If the director grants a retroactive deferral of property taxes under this section, the department shall pay to the county tax collector an amount equal to the deferred taxes for each year, less three percent. Interest shall accrue on the actual amount of taxes advanced to the county.

(5) The department shall have a lien against the tax-deferred property for amounts deferred under this section as provided in ORS 311.673 (State liens against tax-deferred property). The lien shall attach as of July 1 of the tax year for which the payment relates. In the case of a payment representing more than one year’s property taxes, the department shall have a lien in the amount of that portion of a payment related to a particular tax year, which shall attach as of July 1 of that tax year. [1997 c.169 §2; 2011 c.723 §21]

Notes of Decisions

Neither ORS 306.115 (General supervision over property tax system), 311.205 (Correcting errors or omissions in rolls) nor 307.475 (Hardship relief for failure to file for exemption, cancellation of assessment or redetermination of value) authorize Depart­ment of Revenue to override filing require­ments of these sec­tions. Phelps v. Dept. of Rev., 10 OTR 162 (1985)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Participa­tion in program by mortgagors and mortgagees when a Federal Housing Administra­tion insured loan is involved, (1976) Vol 38, p 326

Chapter 311

Law Review Cita­tions

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).
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.