Personal Income Tax

ORS 316.099
Credit for early intervention services for child with disability

  • income limitation
  • rules of State Board of Education


As used in this section, unless the context requires otherwise:


“Child with a disability” means a qualifying child under section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code who has been determined eligible for early intervention services or is diagnosed for the purposes of special education as being mentally retarded, multidisabled, visually impaired, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, orthopedically impaired or other health impaired or as having autism, emotional disturbance or traumatic brain injury, in accordance with State Board of Education rules.


“Early intervention services” means programs of treatment and habilitation designed to address a child’s developmental deficits in sensory, motor, communication, self-help and socialization areas.


“Special education” means specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of a child with a disability, including regular classroom instruction, instruction in physical education, home instruction and instruction in hospitals, institutions and special schools.


The State Board of Education shall adopt rules further defining “child with a disability” for purposes of this section. A diagnosis obtained for the purposes of entitlement to special education or early intervention services shall serve as the basis for a claim for the additional credit allowed under subsection (3) of this section.


In addition to the personal exemption credit allowed by this chapter for state personal income tax purposes for a dependent of the taxpayer, for a taxpayer with federal adjusted gross income that does not exceed $100,000, there shall be allowed an additional personal exemption credit for a child with a disability if the child is a child with a disability at the close of the tax year. The amount of the credit allowed for the dependent for the tax year shall be calculated as provided in ORS 316.085 (Personal exemption credit).


Each taxpayer qualifying for the additional personal exemption credit allowed by this section may claim the credit on the personal income tax return. However, the claim shall be substantiated by any proof of entitlement to the credit as may be required by the state board by rule. [1985 c.531 §2; 1987 c.293 §15; 1989 c.224 §50a; 1989 c.491 §1; 1993 c.777 §7; 1993 c.813 §6; 1999 c.989 §29; 2001 c.114 §35; 2005 c.832 §28; 2007 c.70 §84; 2014 c.114 §8; 2015 c.701 §17]
Note: Section 39, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:
Sec. 39. A credit may not be claimed under ORS 316.099 (Credit for early intervention services for child with disability) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2022. [2009 c.913 §39; 2015 c.701 §16]
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Notes of Decisions

Unless the divorce decree specifically designates that payments are for child support, payments will be treated as alimony. Henderson v. Dept. of Rev., 5 OTR 153 (1972)

The goal of this chapter is to incorporate all of the provisions of the federal Internal Revenue Code; taxable income should be adjusted whenever the result of the adjustment is to give effect to the policies or principles of the federal Internal Revenue Code, even though no express authority for the adjustment is present in the statutes. Christian v. Dept. of Rev., 269 Or 469, 526 P2d 538 (1974); Smith v. Dept. of Rev., 270 Or 456, 528 P2d 73 (1974)

By its enactment of this chapter, the legislature intended to adopt §172 of the federal Internal Revenue Code allowing for the carryback and carryforward of net operating losses. Christian v. Dept. of Rev., 269 Or 469, 526 P2d 538 (1974)

Where plaintiff failed to appeal timely as required by this section, appeal rights were not preserved so that cause could be considered on merits. Dela Rosa v. Dept. of Rev., 11 OTR 201 (1989), aff'd 313 Or 284, 832 P2d 1228 (1992)

Where taxpayers paid foreign income taxes on foreign income and claimed foreign taxes paid as federal tax credit and as state business expense deduction, taxpayers who claim federal foreign tax credit are entitled only to foreign tax deduction provided in ORS 316.690. Whipple v. Dept. of Rev., 309 Or 422, 788 P2d 994 (1990)

For purposes of claim preclusion, all issues regarding taxpayer's income tax liability for tax year constitute same claim. U.S. Bancorp v. Dept. of Revenue, 15 OTR 13 (1999)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Political contributions as credit against Oregon tax return, (1974) Vol 37, p 159

Law Review Citations

57 OLR 309 (1978); 16 WLR 373 (1979)


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