Emergency Communications System

ORS 403.215

  • payment of tax
  • election
  • rules


The provider or seller is responsible for collecting the tax under ORS 403.200 (Imposition of tax) and shall file a return with the Department of Revenue on or before the last day of the month following the end of each calendar quarter, reporting the amount of tax due for access to the emergency communications system during the quarter. The department shall prescribe the form of the return required by this section and ORS 403.210 (Duties of providers and sellers). The rules of the department must require that returns be made under penalties for false swearing.


When a return of the tax is required under ORS 403.210 (Duties of providers and sellers) or subsection (1) of this section, the provider or seller required to make the return shall remit the tax due to the department at the time fixed for filing the return.


A provider or seller described in subsection (1) of this section may elect to pay the tax based on either of the following:


The amount of tax actually collected during the quarter; or


The net amount of tax billed during the quarter. The net amount billed equals the gross amount of tax billed less adjustments for uncollectible accounts, refunds, incorrect billings and other appropriate adjustments.


Once a provider or seller has made an election under subsection (3) of this section, the provider or seller may not change the method of payment and reporting unless the provider or seller first obtains the permission of the department. [Formerly 401.798; 2014 c.59 §5; 2015 c.247 §§21,22]


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Mar. 11, 2023