Joint declaration of spouses in a marriage
- • liability
- • effect on nonjoint returns
- • rules
(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, spouses in a marriage may make a single declaration jointly under ORS 316.557 (Definition of "estimated tax") to 316.589 (Application to short tax years and tax years beginning on other than January 1). The liability of the spouses making such a declaration shall be joint and several.
(2) Spouses may not make a joint declaration:
(a) If either spouse is a nonresident alien;
(b) If the spouses are separated under a judgment of divorce or of separate maintenance; or
(c) If the spouses have different taxable years.
(3) If spouses make a joint declaration but not a joint return for the taxable year, the spouses may, in such manner as they may agree, and after giving notice of the agreement to the Department of Revenue:
(a) Treat the estimated tax for the year as the estimated tax of either spouse; or
(b) Divide the estimated tax between them.
(4) If the spouses fail to agree, or fail to notify the department of the manner in which they agree, to the treatment of estimated tax for a taxable year for which they make a joint declaration but not a joint return, the payments shall be allocated between them according to rules adopted by the department. Notwithstanding ORS 314.835 (Divulging particulars of returns and reports prohibited), 314.840 (Disclosure of information) or 314.991 (Penalties), the department may disclose to either spouse the information upon which an allocation of estimated tax was made under this section. [1980 c.7 §3; 1985 c.603 §5; 2003 c.576 §432; 2015 c.629 §44]
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