ORS 314.668¹

As used in ORS 314.668 (Definitions) to 314.673 (Rules):

(1) “Actual cost” means the costs of labor, materials, supplies, equipment rental, real or personal property acquisition, permits, engineering, financing, required fees, insurance, administration, accounting, maintenance, repair or replacement and debt service, and all other direct or indirect costs incurred by a person in order to undertake a capital project, or of more than one capital project undertaken by the same taxpayer as part of the same qualifying investment.

(2) “Capital project” means a project within this state for the construction, modification, replacement, repair, remodeling or renovation of a structure or structures, addition to a structure or structures, or other capital improvement, that qualifies as a qualifying investment, including but not limited to:

(a) Acquisition of a legal interest or right in land or property in conjunction with the capital improvement, including but not limited to the purchase, lease or occupancy of real property, including the buildings, structures, infrastructure and leasehold improvements on the land or property;

(b) Acquisition of existing structures, or legal interests or rights in structures, in conjunction with the capital improvement;

(c) Acquisition and installation of machinery or equipment, furnishings, fixtures or other personal property or materials, in conjunction with the capital improvement; or

(d) Services and activities performed in relation to the capital improvement, including planning, design, authorizing, issuing, carrying or repaying interim or permanent financing, research, study of land use and environmental impacts, acquiring permits or licenses, or other services connected with the capital improvement, and costs associated with the performance of these services and activities.

(3) “Debt service” includes debt service payments or payments into reserve accounts for debt service and payment of amounts necessary to meet debt service coverage requirements.

(4) “Qualifying investment” means expenditures made by the taxpayer relating to a capital project:

(a) The actual cost of which exceeds $150 million within a five-year period measured from the commencement of the term of the qualifying investment contract; and

(b) That result in the taxpayer employing at least 500 more full-time equivalent employees in this state than the taxpayer employed in this state when the qualifying investment was commenced.

(5) “Qualifying investment contract” means a contract between the State of Oregon and a taxpayer that meets the requirements of ORS 314.671 (Qualifying investment contract).

(6) “Single sales factor method” means the method of income apportionment required under ORS 314.650 (Apportionment of income) and 314.665 (Determination of sales factor) and the rules adopted thereunder, as in effect on the date a qualifying investment contract is executed.

(7) “Term of the qualifying investment contract” means the duration of the parties’ obligations under a qualifying investment contract. [2012 s.s. c.1 §3; 2017 c.43 §6]

Notes of Decisions

Interest income from long-term invest­ments of an interstate corpora­tion is not attributable to Oregon unless it arises from transac­tions in the regular course of the taxpayer’s business within the state. Sperry & Hutchinson v. Dept. of Rev., 270 Or 329, 527 P2d 729 (1974)

It was not abuse of discre­tion for Revenue Depart­ment to require corpora­tions to file combined rather than consolidated corporate excise tax returns where one corpora­tion owned at least 95 percent of voting stock of other. Caterpillar Tractor Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 236 (1979), aff’d 289 Or 895, 618 P2d 1261 (1980)

The Supremacy Clause gives Congress the authority to impose a brief moratorium on the collec­tion of taxes for “insured depositories” in order to permit the develop­ment of a uniform state taxing system. Pac. First Fed. Savings & Loan v. Dept. of Revenue, 8 OTR 466 (1980), aff’d 293 Or 138, 645 P2d 27 (1982)

Plaintiff’s use of appor­tion­ment method was proper because separate accounting would not fairly represent extent of plaintiff’s business activities in Oregon. Lane v. Dept. of Rev., 10 OTR 168 (1985)

Intangible drilling and develop­ment costs (IDCs) should be included in prop­erty factor for purposes of appor­tioning income to Oregon. Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 301 Or 242, 722 P2d 727 (1986)

Exclusion of intangible prop­erty from formula to determine Oregon business income of California financial organiza­tion engaged in owning, leasing and financing tangible per­sonal prop­erty did not represent fair appor­tion­ment of taxpayer’s business ac­tivity in Oregon. Crocker Equip­ment Leasing, Inc. v. Dept. of Rev., 314 Or 122, 838 P2d 552 (1992)

Law Review Cita­tions

17 WLR 487 (1981)

Chapter 314

Law Review Cita­tions

9 WLJ 249 (1973); 5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 314—Taxes Imposed Upon or Measured by Net Income, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors314.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 314, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano314.­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.
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