ORS 321.145¹
Tax revenue credited to suspense account
  • refunds

(1) The revenue from the taxes levied by ORS 321.005 (Definitions for ORS 321.005 to 321.185, 321.560 to 321.600 and 477.440 to 477.460) to 321.185 (Forest Research and Experiment Account) and 321.560 (Audit of returns) to 321.600 (Tax as debt) shall be remitted to the State Treasurer who shall deposit it in a suspense account established under the provisions of ORS 293.445 (Definition for ORS 293.445 to 293.460).

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 291.238 (Expenditures without allotment prohibited), the amount of moneys necessary to pay refunds of the taxes levied under ORS 321.015 (Levy of privilege taxes upon harvest of timber for certain purposes) (1) to (4) hereby is appropriated continuously to the Department of Revenue from the suspense account referred to in subsection (1) of this section, and shall be used by the department for the payment of all refunds of taxes levied under ORS 321.015 (Levy of privilege taxes upon harvest of timber for certain purposes) (1) to (4) that have been audited and approved by the department. Any penalties, interest and taxes then due from the taxpayer shall be applied in that order in computing any refund, and only the balance due the taxpayer, if any, shall be refunded. The department shall on its records charge each refund against the revenue from the tax with respect to which the refund is made. [1953 c.375 §16; 1957 c.309 §4; 1957 c.528 §6; 1961 c.270 §1; 1985 c.759 §16; 1999 c.968 §3; 2003 c.769 §3; 2013 c.639 §3]

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Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Depart­ment of Revenue that allow preferential assess­ment for farm and forestland are not “programs affecting land use” and are not subject to require­ment of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities). Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Validity of ad valorem and severance taxa­tion of logs destined for export, (1975) Vol 37, p 427

Law Review Cita­tions

16 WLR 397 (1979)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 321—Timber and Forestland Taxation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors321.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 321, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano321.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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. Currency Information