Oregon Department of Revenue

Rule Rule 150-314-0084
Modified Factors for Companies Involved in Interstate River Transportation Service


(1)

A taxpayer involved in interstate river transportation will calculate its Oregon income under the provisions of ORS 314.610 (Definitions for ORS 314.605 to 314.675) to 314.665 (Determination of sales factor) except as modified by this rule. Apportionable income is apportioned to this state by the formula provided in ORS 314.650 (Apportionment of income) as it applies to the tax year involved. For tax years beginning on or after July 1, 2005, ORS 314.650 (Apportionment of income) provides for apportionment using only the sales factor.

(2)

Sales factor. The sales factor is a fraction. The denominator of this factor includes all sales. The numerator of this factor includes all sales not derived from interstate river transportation, assigned to this state in accordance with ORS 314.665 (Determination of sales factor). The numerator also includes all sales derived from vessels engaged in river transportation between Oregon and other states as is determined by applying the Oregon Interstate Mobile Allocation Formula (IMAF).

(3)

Payroll factor. The payroll factor is a fraction. The denominator is the amount of all compensation paid to officers and employees, including personnel engaged in river transportation. The numerator of this factor includes all compensation paid to officers and employees not engaged in interstate river transportation, assigned to this state in accordance with ORS 314.660 (Determination of payroll factor). The numerator also includes so much of the compensation to personnel engaged in river transportation between Oregon and other states as is determined by applying the Oregon IMAF.

(4)

Property factor. The property factor is a fraction. The denominator includes the value of all real and tangible personal property, including vessels owned, rented, or leased by the taxpayer and used in the business. The numerator of this factor includes all real and personal property owned, rented, or leased by the taxpayer and used in the business to the extent such assets are located in the state. The numerator also includes so much of the value of vessels engaged in river transportation between Oregon and other states and used in the business as is determined by applying the Oregon IMAF. The value of vessels used in the business but not owned by the user is the same as their value for insurance purposes. Property rented by the taxpayer is valued at eight times its net annual rental rate as set out in ORS 314.655 (Determination of property factor) and OAR 150-314-0400 (Property Factor; Valuation of Rented Property).

(5)

For purposes of this rule, the Oregon IMAF is the average of two factors. The two factors are the originating and terminating tons factor and the ton-miles factor. For purposes of computing both factors, only mileage and tonnage from those vessels that operate on some portion of a river that constitutes the border between Oregon and other states is included in the computation. For example: The ton-miles generated by vessels operating on the Mississippi River or exclusively on the Willamette River would not be included in the computation.

(a)

The originating and terminating tons factor is a fraction. The denominator is the total number of tons handled by the vessels engaged in river transportation between Oregon and other states. The numerator is the number of tons assigned to Oregon. The tons attributed to a voyage from one Oregon port to another Oregon port are credited wholly to Oregon. The tons attributed to a voyage between ports in different states are credited equally to the two states. For this purpose each trip between two ports of call is treated as a separate voyage even though the cargo may be scheduled for later movement to one or more ports.

(b)

The ton-miles factor is a fraction. The denominator is the total number of ton-miles generated by the vessels engaged in river transportation between Oregon and other states. The numerator of the fraction consists of those ton-miles assignable to Oregon. Ton-miles generated on the Willamette are credited wholly to Oregon. Ton-miles generated on that part of the Columbia above mile 309 are credited wholly to Washington. One-half of those ton-miles generated on the portion of a river that forms the boundary between Oregon and another state are credited to Oregon. Ton-miles are figured by multiplying tons carried for each movement by miles traveled.
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