Requirement to File Returns Electronically (Corporation E-file Mandate)
(1)All corporations required to electronically file their federal corporation tax return are required to electronically file their Oregon corporation tax return. A paper tax return filed by a corporation required to electronically file its Oregon corporation tax return may be rejected, unless a waiver request has been approved by the department prior to the filing of the paper return.
(a)A waiver of the electronic filing requirement granted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be accepted by the department as a waiver to the mandate under section (1). The corporation must notify the department in writing when such a waiver is granted in accordance with the department’s instructions.
(b)In addition to a waiver allowed under subsection (a), the department may grant a waiver of the mandate in section (1) if the following conditions are met:
(A)The corporation requests a waiver in accordance with the department’s instructions; and
(B)The corporation’s facts and circumstances are such that complying with the mandate would cause the corporation an undue financial hardship. The corporation’s refusal to purchase or use the requisite software or computer equipment does not, in and of itself, satisfy the conditions for a waiver under this subsection.
(c)When circumstances warrant, the department may issue an administrative waiver of the mandate in section (1) when the department determines it is necessary to promote the effective and efficient administration of the tax system.
(3)If an electronic tax return cannot be accepted for processing electronically, the corporation must contact the department for assistance in correcting the rejected return errors. If the rejected return errors cannot be corrected, the corporation must receive authorization from the department prior to filing a paper return.
(4)This rule is applicable to corporation tax returns filed for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2011.
Rule 150-314-0150 — Requirement to File Returns Electronically (Corporation E-file Mandate),