ORS 321.741¹
Due dates for severance tax return and payment

(1) The severance tax imposed under ORS 321.726 (Severance tax upon harvest from small tract forestland) is due and payable annually, on or before April 15 of each year, with respect to all timber harvested during the previous calendar year.

(2) At the time at which the severance tax is paid and on or before April 15 of each year, each taxpayer who has harvested any timber during the previous calendar year shall prepare a return on a form prescribed by the Department of Revenue showing the amounts and kinds of timber harvested for the previous calendar year, the amount of tax for which the taxpayer is liable for harvesting during the previous calendar year and any other information that the department considers necessary to correctly determine the tax due and shall mail or deliver the return, together with a remittance for the unpaid balance of the tax, to the department. The return shall be signed and certified by the taxpayer or a duly authorized agent of the taxpayer, as provided in ORS 305.810 (Verification of return, statement or document filed under tax laws). The department may allow, upon written application made on or before April 15, further time not exceeding 30 days for filing a return. The tax shall be delinquent if not paid by April 15, without regard to any extension of time for filing the return.

(3) All severance tax payments received under ORS 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund) shall be credited first to penalty and then to interest accrued on the tax being paid and then to the tax.

(4) A taxpayer incurring less than $10 total severance tax liability under ORS 321.700 (Definitions for ORS 321.700 to 321.754) to 321.754 (Eastern Oregon Timber Severance Tax Fund) in any calendar year is excused from the payment of the tax but is required to file a return. [2003 c.454 §10; 2019 c.361 §2]

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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