ORS 316.588
When interest on underpayment not imposed


Interest accruing under ORS 316.587 (Effect of underpayment of estimated tax) shall not be imposed for any taxable year if the tax shown on the return for the taxable year (or, if no return is filed, the tax), minus the sum of any credits allowable for purposes of this chapter, including the credit allowable under ORS 316.187 (Amount withheld is in payment of employee’s tax), is less than the amount established by rule adopted under ORS 316.563 (When declaration of estimated tax required) (2).


For purposes of this section:


If an amended return is filed on or before the return due date (determined with regard to any extension of time granted to the taxpayer), then the term “return” means the amended return.


If during initial processing of the return the Department of Revenue adjusts the amount of tax due, then the term “tax shown on the return” means the tax as adjusted by the department. This paragraph shall not apply if it is ultimately determined that the adjustment was improper. [1987 c.293 §22c; 1993 c.726 §35b; 1999 c.90 §19; 2001 c.660 §5]
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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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