Personal Income Tax

ORS 316.148
Credit for expenses in lieu of nursing home care

  • limitation


A credit against the taxes otherwise due under this chapter shall be allowed to an eligible taxpayer with respect to food, clothing, medical care and transportation expenses paid or incurred by the taxpayer during the taxable year on behalf of a qualified individual in order that the qualified individual is not placed or maintained in a nursing home unnecessarily. The amount of the credit shall be $250 or eight percent of the expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year, whichever is less.


No credit shall be allowed under this section for expenses paid or incurred for any period of time in which the qualified individual is a resident in a nursing home or is receiving authorized services as defined in ORS 410.410 (Definitions for ORS 410.410 to 410.480) from Oregon Project Independence. [1979 c.494 §3; 2011 c.201 §9]
Note: Section 37, chapter 913, Oregon Laws 2009, provides:
Sec. 37. A credit may not be claimed under ORS 316.148 (Credit for expenses in lieu of nursing home care) for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016. [2009 c.913 §37]
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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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