Or. Admin. R. 150-118-0080 - Elections

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

This rule applies to estates of decedents who die on or after January 1, 2012.

(1) An estate may elect a larger or smaller amount, percentage or fraction of the qualified terminal interest property (QTIP) for Oregon tax purposes than was elected for federal estate tax purposes in order to reduce the Oregon estate tax liability while making full use of the federal unified credit. In addition to or in lieu of a QTIP the estate may elect to claim Oregon Special Marital Property (OSMP) to reduce the estate tax liability.
(2) The Oregon and federal taxable estate amount will be different for the surviving spouse's estate when a separate QTIP or OSMP election was taken for Oregon. In addition to the value of property for which a federal QTIP election was made, the value of property for which an Oregon QTIP or OSMP election was made is includible as part of the Oregon taxable estate to the extent that the property is subject to Oregon estate tax.
(3) The executor must identify the assets by schedule, item number, and the fixed amount, percentage or fractional interest that are included as part of the Oregon QTIP or OSMP election, either on the return or, if those assets have not been determined when the estate tax return is filed, on a statement to that effect, prepared when the assets are definitively identified.
Example 1: W dies in 2012 with a gross estate of $7,000,000. The decedent established a federal QTIP trust for the benefit of W's surviving spouse H, an Oregon resident, in an amount to result in no federal estate tax. For Oregon, the executor may elect a larger fixed amount, percentage or fractional interest QTIP or an OSMP. To achieve zero Oregon estate tax, the Oregon QTIP or OSMP election will be the difference between the federal exemption amount and the Oregon exemption amount. H was an Oregon resident at the time of H's death. Upon H's death, the assets remaining in the Oregon QTIP or OSMP trust must be included in H's gross estate.
(4) The amount to be included in the estate on the death of a surviving spouse is limited to trust property that is subject to Oregon estate tax. If a QTIP or OSMP election was taken when the first spouse dies, the property that is required to be included in the estate of the surviving spouse is dependent upon the residency status of the surviving spouse. If a resident decedent, the gross estate of a surviving spouse must include the value of any property included in the QTIP or OSMP election. If a nonresident decedent, the gross estate of a surviving spouse must include the value of any property included in the QTIP or OSMP election to the extent that the property consists of real property located in Oregon or tangible personal property located in Oregon.
Example 2: Same facts as Example 1, except H was not an Oregon resident at the time of H's death. The Oregon estate must include the value of any real property located in Oregon and any tangible personal property located in Oregon remaining in the trust; intangible property is excluded from the estate.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 150-118-0080
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(8), REV 9-2016, f. 8-10-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 118.010-118.300 & 314.364

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