ORS 316.109
Credit for tax by another jurisdiction on sale of residential property; rules


If gain on the sale of residential property is taxed under this chapter, the adjusted basis of the property for purposes of this chapter shall be the same as its adjusted basis for federal income tax purposes.


A credit against the tax otherwise due under this chapter shall be allowed to the taxpayer for the amount of any taxes imposed on the taxpayer by another state of the United States, a foreign country or the District of Columbia which tax is attributable to gain that is subject to tax as described in subsection (1) of this section.


The amount of the credit allowed under subsection (2) of this section may not exceed the amount of the gain taxed by the other taxing jurisdiction multiplied by eight percent.


The Department of Revenue shall provide by rule the procedure for obtaining credit provided by subsection (2) of this section and the proof required. The requirement of proof may be waived partially, conditionally or absolutely, as provided under ORS 315.063 (Waiver of substantiation by Department of Revenue).


Any credit allowed under subsection (2) of this section may not be applied in calculating tax due under this chapter if the tax upon which the credit is based has been claimed as a deduction for Oregon personal income tax purposes, unless the tax is restored to income on the Oregon return. [1979 c.579 §2; 1981 c.705 §2; 1995 c.54 §10; 2001 c.114 §36]
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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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