2015 ORS 316.716¹
Differences in basis on federal and state return

(1) Upon the taxable sale, exchange or disposition of any asset in a tax year beginning on or after January 1, 1983, federal taxable income shall be increased or decreased by an amount which will reflect one or more of the following:

(a) The difference in basis which results from the difference in depreciation or cost recovery, or expense claimed under section 179 of the Internal Revenue Code, allowed or allowable on the Oregon return and that allowed or allowable on the federal return for that asset;

(b) The difference in basis which results when a taxpayer has taken a federal credit, which requires as a condition of the use of the federal credit the reduction of the basis of an asset, and the federal credit is not allowable for Oregon tax purposes;

(c) The difference in basis as a result of any deferral of gain which has been granted under federal tax law but not under Oregon tax law or granted under Oregon law but not granted under federal law;

(d) The difference in basis under federal and Oregon tax law at the time the asset was acquired; or

(e) Any other differences in the basis of the asset which are due to differences between federal and Oregon tax law.

(2) There shall be added to or subtracted from federal taxable income any amount necessary to carry out the purposes of subsection (1) of this section.

(3) If a taxpayer has taken a federal credit, which requires as a condition of the use of the federal credit the reduction of a corresponding deduction, and the federal credit is not allowable for Oregon purposes, the taxpayer shall be allowed the deduction for Oregon tax purposes. [1983 c.162 §69; 1985 c.802 §14]

Notes of Decisions

No state or federal constitu­tional pro­vi­sion or treaty requires Depart­ment of Revenue to allow deduc­tion for foreign taxes greater than deduc­tion allowed by ORS 316.690 (Foreign income taxes). Whipple v. Dept. of Rev., 309 Or 422, 788 P2d 994 (1990)

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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), affd 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 taxpayers 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.