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(a)No declaration of estimated tax is required if the estimated tax as defined ORS 316.557 (Definition of “estimated tax”) is less than $1,000.
(b)A required declaration shall contain information and be in the form prescribed by the Department of Revenue. Federal forms are not acceptable.
(2)A taxpayer may amend the declaration of estimated tax by recalculating the estimated tax due for the year, subtracting the payments already made and dividing the balance by the remaining payment dates.
(3)Generally, estimated tax payments will not be refunded prior to the taxpayer’s filing of the tax return for the year for which the estimated tax payments were made. Where taxpayers establish to the satisfaction of the department that the facts warrant a refund, a refund of estimated taxes can be made prior to the filing of the tax return. Examples of fact situations which will be considered sufficient to warrant a refund are as follows:
(a)Estimated tax payments were made by an individual who will not be required to file a return for the tax year for which the estimated tax payments were made.
(b)The estimated tax payments were intended for the Internal Revenue Service but were sent to the Department of Revenue in error. The fact that the estimated tax payments made exceed the required payments based upon an exception to underpayment is not sufficient cause to refund such excess prior to the filing of the Oregon tax return.
(4)Estimated tax payments cannot be used to pay additional tax liabilities for prior or current tax years, regardless of whether the liability is created by the taxpayer filing an amended return or by adjustment of the return by the department.
(5)Interest shall be computed on excess estimated tax payments starting 45 days after the return is filed, or 45 days after the due date of the return, whichever is later.
(6)An individual with a taxable year of less than 12 months may be required to file a declaration of estimated tax and pay estimated tax.
(a)No declaration is needed for a short taxable year that is:
(A)Less than four months.
(B)At least four months but less than six months and the declaration filing requirements of ORS 316.563 (When declaration of estimated tax required) are met after the first day of the fourth month.
(C)At least six months but less than nine months and the requirements to file the declaration are met after the first day of the sixth month.
(D)At least nine months and the requirements to file the declaration are met after the first day of the ninth month.
(b)If the taxpayer is required to file the declaration, the declaration must be filed on or before:
(A)The 15th day of the fourth month if the requirements to file are met before the second day of the fourth month.
(B)The 15th day of the sixth month if the requirements to file are first met after the first day of the fourth month but before the second day of the sixth month.
(C)The 15th day of the ninth month if the requirements to file are first met after the first day of the sixth month but before the second day of the ninth month.
(D)The 15th day of the first month of the succeeding year if the requirements to file are first met after the first day of the ninth month but before the last day of the year unless the return for such tax year is filed on or before the last day of the first month of the succeeding year.
(c)The estimated tax shall be paid in equal installments. The amount of each installment depends on the length of the short taxable year and the date during the year when the requirements to file and pay estimated tax are first met.
Rule 150-316-0465 — Estimated Tax,