2017 ORS 317.063¹
Tax rate imposed on certain long-term capital gain from farming
  • requirements

(1) As used in this section:

(a) “Farming” means:

(A) Raising, harvesting and selling crops;

(B) Feeding, breeding, managing or selling livestock, poultry, fur-bearing animals or honeybees or the produce thereof;

(C) Dairying and selling dairy products;

(D) Stabling or training equines, including but not limited to providing riding lessons, training clinics and schooling shows;

(E) Propagating, cultivating, maintaining or harvesting aquatic species and bird and animal species to the extent allowed by the rules adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission;

(F) On-site constructing and maintaining equipment and facilities used for the activities described in this subsection;

(G) Preparing, storing or disposing of, by marketing or otherwise, the products or by-products raised for human or animal use on land employed in activities described in this subsection; or

(H) Any other agricultural or horticultural activity or animal husbandry, or any combination of these activities, except that “farming” does not include growing and harvesting trees of a marketable species other than growing and harvesting cultured Christmas trees or certain hardwood timber described in ORS 321.267 (Lands not eligible for special assessment) (3) or 321.824 (Lands not eligible for special assessment) (3).

(b) “Section 1231 gain” has the meaning given that term in section 1231 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 317.061 (Tax rate), taxable income that consists of net long-term capital gain shall be subject to tax under this chapter at a rate of five percent if all of the following conditions apply:

(a) The gain is:

(A) Derived from the sale or exchange of capital assets consisting of ownership interests in a corporation, partnership or other entity in which, prior to the sale or exchange, the taxpayer owned at least a 10 percent ownership interest; or

(B) Section 1231 gain.

(b) The property that was sold or exchanged consisted of:

(A) Ownership interests in a corporation, partnership or other entity that is engaged in the trade or business of farming; or

(B) Property that is predominantly used in the trade or business of farming.

(c) The sale or exchange is to a person who is not related to the taxpayer under section 267 of the Internal Revenue Code.

(d) The sale or exchange constitutes a substantially complete termination of all of the taxpayer’s ownership interests in a trade or business that is engaged in farming or a substantially complete termination of all of the taxpayer’s ownership interests in property that is employed in the trade or business of farming.

(3) If the taxpayer has net long-term capital gain derived in part from the sale or exchange of property described in subsection (2)(b) of this section and in part from the sale or exchange of all other property, the net long-term capital gain that is subject to tax under this section shall be determined as follows:

(a) Compute the net long-term capital gain derived from all property described in subsection (2)(b) of this section that was sold or exchanged during the tax year.

(b) Compute the net capital gain or loss from the sale or exchange of all other property during the tax year.

(c) If the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection is a net capital gain, the gain that is subject to tax under subsection (2) of this section shall be the amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

(d) If the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection is a net capital loss, the gain that is subject to tax under subsection (2) of this section shall be the amount determined under paragraph (a) of this subsection minus the amount determined under paragraph (b) of this subsection. [2001 c.545 §4; 2003 c.454 §124; 2003 c.621 §99a]

Chapter 317

Notes of Decisions

Congress is empowered by Commerce Clause, U.S. Const. Art. I, Sec­tion VIII, to place three year moratorium on “doing business” taxes imposed by states on federally insured savings and loan associa­tions which do not have their principal place of business in taxing state. Pac. First Fed. Savings & Loan v. Dept. of Rev., 293 Or 138, 645 P2d 27 (1982)

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

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 317—Corporation Excise Tax, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors317.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 317, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano317.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.