2015 ORS 321.560¹
Audit of returns
  • interest and penalties upon failure to file return or pay tax

(1) The provisions of ORS chapters 305 and 314 as to the audit and examination of reports and returns, determination of deficiencies, liens, assessments, claims for refund, conferences and appeals to the Oregon Tax Court, and the procedures relating thereto, apply to the determination of taxes, penalties and interest imposed under 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), 321.560 (Audit of returns) to 321.600 (Tax as debt) or 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund), except where the context requires otherwise.

(2) If a taxpayer fails to file a return required by ORS 321.045 (Payment of tax) or 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund), or fails to pay a tax at the time the tax becomes due, there shall be added to the amount of tax required to be shown on the return a delinquency penalty of five percent of the amount of such tax.

(3) If the failure to file a return continues for a period in excess of three months after the due date, there shall be added to the amount of tax required to be shown on the return a failure to file penalty of 20 percent of the amount of such tax. This penalty is in addition to the delinquency penalty imposed by subsection (2) of this section.

(4) If all or any part of the delinquency or deficiency for which a determination is made is due to fraud or an intent to evade the provisions of 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), 321.560 (Audit of returns) to 321.600 (Tax as debt) or 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund), or the rules adopted thereunder, a penalty of 100 percent of such delinquency or deficiency shall be added, plus interest at the rate established under ORS 305.220 (Interest on deficiency, delinquency or refunds) for each month, or any fraction thereof, computed on the full amount of the delinquency or deficiency plus penalty, from the time the return was due.

(5) For purposes of this section, the amount of tax required to be shown on the return shall be reduced by the amount of any part of the tax that is paid on or before the date prescribed for payment of the tax and by the amount of any credit against the tax that may be lawfully claimed upon the return.

(6) A delinquent tax or a deficiency shall bear interest at the rate established under ORS 305.220 (Interest on deficiency, delinquency or refunds) for each month, or any fraction thereof, from the time the return was due. [Formerly 321.055; 1991 c.459 §306; 1995 c.53 §4; 1995 c.350 §5; 1995 c.650 §95; 2003 c.454 §55; 2003 c.621 §40a]

Notes of Decisions

ORS 305.280 (Time for filing appeals) limita­tion of extended ap­peal period to taxes imposed under ORS chapters 314, 316, 317 and 318 prevents applying extended ap­peal period under this sec­tion to determina­tion of timber taxes. Patton v. Dept. of Revenue, 18 OTR 111 (2004)

Interest rate de­scribed in ORS 305.222 (Determination of interest rate) applies to Forest Products Harvest Tax and Western Oregon Privilege Tax deficiencies for period beyond 60 days de­lin­quen­cy. Thomas Creek Lumber and Log Co. v. Dept. of Revenue, 19 OTR 259 (2007), affd 344 Or 131, 178 P3d 217 (2008)

Chapter 321

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 (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 321, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano321.­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.