Or. Admin. R. 150-118-0070 - Separate Oregon Elections

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

This rule applies to estates of decedents who die before January 1, 2012.

(1) For deaths after December 31, 2001, and before January 1, 2012, the Oregon inheritance tax is computed using the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) in effect on December 31, 2000. Federal changes enacted after this date, including the "Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001", do not affect the computation of Oregon tax. Oregon allows separate elections, including but not limited to elections provided by IRC Sections 2031(c), 2032, 2032A, 2033A, 2056 and 2056A that would have been allowed under federal law in effect as of December 31, 2000, whether or not a federal estate tax return is filed. The Oregon elections are irrevocable. If a federal estate tax return is not required with respect to the decedent's death, the Oregon elections must be made in the same manner as required under the IRC on a return filed with the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Example 1: The personal representative may not make a qualified terminal interest property (QTIP) election on the 2004 Oregon Inheritance Tax Return under the following circumstances. Harold dies in 2004 with an estate valued at $950,000. He is survived by his wife, Wanda. They had provided for a credit shelter trust funded by an amount equal to the unused federal exclusion amount. The trust is set up to distribute or accumulate income to someone other than the spouse and allows for discretionary distribution of income to the surviving spouse. The trust does not qualify for a QTIP election under IRC 2056(b)(7), as in effect as of December 31, 2000.
Example 2: The personal representative may make a QTIP election on the 2004 Oregon Inheritance Tax Return under the following circumstances. Winifred dies in 2004 with an estate valued at $1,500,000. She is survived by her husband, Harvey. They had provided for a credit shelter trust funded by an amount equal to the unused federal exclusion amount. The trust provides for all income to be distributed to the surviving spouse and otherwise qualifies for the federal QTIP election. The personal representative files a 2004 federal estate tax return without claiming a QTIP election. The personal representative may file the 2004 Oregon return claiming a QTIP election because that election would have been allowed under federal law effective on December 31, 2000.
(2) If a QTIP election is taken when the first spouse dies, the estate of the surviving spouse must include the value of any property included in the QTIP election provided in IRC 2044. The Oregon and federal gross estate amount will be different for the surviving spouse's estate when a separate election is taken for Oregon only.
Example 3: Same situation as example 2. The personal representative claimed an Oregon only QTIP election on Winifred's Oregon IT-1 return. Harvey dies in 2005. Harvey's estate for Oregon will include the value of the Oregon only QTIP taken for Winifred per IRC 2044 "Certain property for which a marital deduction was previously allowed". Harvey's gross estate for Oregon and for federal will be different because of the Oregon only QTIP election taken on Winifred's Oregon IT-1 return.
(3) For purposes of the Oregon tax, the obligations of electing parties, agreements required of persons benefiting from elections, and the inclusion of property in the gross estate of a surviving beneficiary are the same as under the IRC.

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Or. Admin. R. 150-118-0070
REV 2-2004(Temp), f. 4-30-04 cert. ef. 5-1-04 thru 9-30-04; REV 6-2004, f. 7-30-04, cert. ef. 7-31-04; REV 6-2012, f. 7-20-12, cert. ef. 8-1-12; REV 8-2013, f. & cert. ef. 12-26-13; Renumbered from 150-118.010(7), REV 9-2016, f. 8-10-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 118.010

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