2015 ORS 316.685¹
Federal income tax deductions
  • accrual method of accounting required
  • adjustment for federal earned income credit

(1)(a) The federal income tax deduction provided by ORS 316.680 (Modification of taxable income) shall be as reported on the taxpayer’s original return and shall be computed on the accrual method of accounting. Any adjustments to the federal income tax deduction now or hereafter required by Oregon law, including but not limited to the elimination of the self-employment tax, also shall be computed and eliminated according to the accrual method of accounting.

(b) For purposes of calculating the amount of the deduction for federal income taxes provided under ORS 316.680 (Modification of taxable income), the taxpayer shall not take into account any amount of the earned income credit provided under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code that reduced the amount of the taxpayer’s federal income tax liability for the tax year.

(2) If refunds or additional assessments result from an adjustment whether initiated by the federal or state government or the taxpayer after the filing of the original return by the taxpayer, any additional federal taxes shall be deductible by the Oregon taxpayer under this section in the year in which the adjustment is finally determined or paid whichever is later. In the case of a refund the tax reduction shall be added to the taxpayer’s income in the year in which the refund is received.

(3) For purposes of this chapter, federal income tax does not include the following:

(a) Taxes, contributions or other payments paid by employees in pursuance of federal laws relating to Social Security, railroad retirement, unemployment compensation or old age benefits.

(b) Taxes paid pursuant to the Self-Employment Contribution Act, subtitle A, chapter 2, Internal Revenue Code. [Formerly 316.072; 1987 c.293 §24; 1997 c.692 §4]

Notes of Decisions

Since the federal statute allows, at the taxpayer's elec­tion, the deferral of tax on gains realized on an involuntary conversion, and the federal regula­tion permits a rescission of this elec­tion, no tax would accrue for federal purposes until reinvest­ment was actually made or the elec­tion was rescinded. Renville v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 202 (1973)

In arriving at the net operating loss under §172 of the federal Internal Revenue Code, the federal income tax deduc­tions allowed under this sec­tion shall be included as a deduc­tion from gross income. Bechtold v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 629 (1975), aff'd273 Or 762, 543 P2d 665 (1975)

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 379 (1979)

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.