2015 ORS 316.197¹
Payment to department by employer
  • interest on delinquent payments

(1)(a) Except as provided under ORS 316.191 (Withholding taxes at time and in manner other than required by federal law) or paragraph (b) of this subsection, within the time that each employer is required to pay over taxes withheld for federal income tax purposes for any period, the employer shall pay over to the Department of Revenue or to a financial agent of the department the amounts required to be withheld under ORS 316.167 (Withholding of tax required) and 316.172 (Tax withholding tables to be prepared by department) for the same period. Any employer not required to withhold federal income taxes for any period but who is required to deduct and retain amounts from wages paid to an employee under ORS 316.167 (Withholding of tax required) and 316.172 (Tax withholding tables to be prepared by department) for the same period shall pay over to the department or financial agent of the department, taxes withheld for the period, within the time and in the manner, as if the employer were required to withhold taxes for the period under federal law.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this subsection, any employer of agricultural employees who is not required to withhold federal income taxes for any period but who is required to deduct and retain amounts from wages paid to those employees under ORS 316.167 (Withholding of tax required) and 316.172 (Tax withholding tables to be prepared by department) shall pay over to the department, or financial agent of the department, taxes so withheld at the same time and for the same period for which the employer is required to pay over employer and employee taxes under chapter 21 of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Insurance Contributions Act).

(2) Every amount so paid over shall be accounted for as part of the collections under this chapter. No employee has any right of action against an employer in respect of any moneys deducted from wages and paid over in compliance or intended compliance with this section.

(3) If any amount required to be withheld and paid over to the department is delinquent, interest shall accrue at the rate prescribed under ORS 305.220 (Interest on deficiency, delinquency or refunds) on that amount from the last day of the month following the end of the calendar quarter within which the amount was required to be paid to the department to the date of payment. The provisions of this subsection shall not relieve any employer from liability for a late payment penalty under any other provision of law. [1969 c.493 §31; 1975 c.594 §1; 1982 s.s.1 c.1 §2; 1983 c.697 §1; 1985 c.87 §4; 1989 c.901 §7]

Chapter 316

Notes of Decisions

Unless the divorce decree specifically designates that pay­ments are for child support, pay­ments will be treated as alimony. Henderson v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 153 (1972)

The goal of this chapter is to incorporate all of the pro­vi­sions of the federal Internal Revenue Code; taxable income should be adjusted whenever the result of the adjust­ment is to give effect to the policies or principles of the federal Internal Revenue Code, even though no express authority for the adjust­ment is present in the statutes. Christian v. Dept. of Rev., 269 Or 469, 526 P2d 538 (1974); Smith v. Dept. of Rev., 270 Or 456, 528 P2d 73 (1974)

By its enact­ment of this chapter, the legislature intended to adopt §172 of the federal Internal Revenue Code allowing for the carryback and carryforward of net operating losses. Christian v. Dept. of Rev., 269 Or 469, 526 P2d 538 (1974)

Where plaintiff failed to ap­peal timely as re­quired by this sec­tion, ap­peal rights were not preserved so that cause could be considered on merits. Dela Rosa v. Dept. of Rev., 11 OTR 201 (1989), aff'd 313 Or 284, 832 P2d 1228 (1992)

Where taxpayers paid foreign income taxes on foreign income and claimed foreign taxes paid as federal tax credit and as state business expense deduc­tion, taxpayers who claim federal foreign tax credit are entitled only to foreign tax deduc­tion provided in ORS 316.690 (Foreign income taxes). Whipple v. Dept. of Rev., 309 Or 422, 788 P2d 994 (1990)

For purposes of claim preclusion, all issues re­gard­ing taxpayer's income tax liability for tax year constitute same claim. U.S. Bancorp v. Dept. of Revenue, 15 OTR 13 (1999)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Political contribu­tions as credit against Oregon tax return, (1974) Vol 37, p 159

Law Review Cita­tions

57 OLR 309 (1978); 16 WLR 373 (1979)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 316—Income Tax, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors316.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 316, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano316.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.