Taxes Imposed Upon or Measured by Net Income

ORS 314.660
Determination of payroll factor


For purposes of ORS 317.391 (Small city business development exemption), the payroll factor is a fraction, the numerator of which is the total amount paid in this state during the tax period by the taxpayer for compensation, and the denominator of which is the total compensation paid everywhere during the tax period.


Compensation is paid in this state if:


The individual’s service is performed entirely within the state;


The individual’s service is performed both within and without the state, but the service performed without the state is incidental to the individual’s service within the state; or


Some of the service is performed in the state and (A) the base of operations or, if there is no base of operations, the place from which the service is directed or controlled is in the state, or (B) the base of operations or the place from which the service is directed or controlled is not in any state in which some part of the service is performed, but the individual’s residence is in this state. [1965 c.152 §§14,15; 2001 c.793 §4; 2001 c.933 §3; 2009 c.842 §3]
§§ 314.605 to 314.670

Notes of Decisions

Interest income from long-term investments of an interstate corporation is not attributable to Oregon unless it arises from transactions in the regular course of the taxpayer's business within the state. Sperry & Hutchinson v. Dept. of Rev., 270 Or 329, 527 P2d 729 (1974)

It was not abuse of discretion for Revenue Department to require corporations to file combined rather than consolidated corporate excise tax returns where one corporation owned at least 95 percent of voting stock of other. Caterpillar Tractor Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 8 OTR 236 (1979), aff'd 289 Or 895, 618 P2d 1261 (1980)

The Supremacy Clause gives Congress the authority to impose a brief moratorium on the collection of taxes for "insured depositories" in order to permit the development of a uniform state taxing system. Pac. First Fed. Savings & Loan v. Dept. of Revenue, 8 OTR 466 (1980), aff'd 293 Or 138, 645 P2d 27 (1982)

Plaintiff's use of apportionment method was proper because separate accounting would not fairly represent extent of plaintiff's business activities in Oregon. Lane v. Dept. of Rev., 10 OTR 168 (1985)

Intangible drilling and development costs (IDCs) should be included in property factor for purposes of apportioning income to Oregon. Atlantic Richfield Co. v. Dept. of Rev., 301 Or 242, 722 P2d 727 (1986)

Exclusion of intangible property from formula to determine Oregon business income of California financial organization engaged in owning, leasing and financing tangible personal property did not represent fair apportionment of taxpayer's business activity in Oregon. Crocker Equipment Leasing, Inc. v. Dept. of Rev., 314 Or 122, 838 P2d 552 (1992)

Law Review Citations

17 WLR 487 (1981)

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Law Review Citations

9 WLJ 249 (1973); 5 EL 516 (1975)


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