Or. Admin. R. 150-307-0460 - Personal Property Used for Placing Farm Crops in Storage

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

(1) Definitions:
(a) "Storage of farm crops" refers to the holding area in which a product is placed before processing begins.
(b) "Processing" is altering the crop in any way such as: washing, icing, sorting, grading, waxing, boxing, slicing, or cutting.
(c) "Primary" is the leading use or the use involving the highest percentage of time relative to all the various uses.

Example: If an unlicensed farm vehicle is used 45 percent of the time to move cleaned, sorted, washed and bagged carrots ready for market (PRODUCT); 30 percent of the time to move freshly-picked carrots from the field to the warehouse or cold storage facility; and 25 percent of the time sitting idle, then the vehicle is used primarily in a nonexempt status and is fully assessable, even though that use is not 50 percent or more of the time available.

(2) Machinery and equipment used to place a farm crop in storage are exempt from taxation. However, once processing of the crop is begun, it is no longer a crop, but a product. When the same machinery and equipment are used for both placing in storage and processing the primary use is what determines its assessment status.

Example: Apples are picked and go directly into cold storage. This would be considered "placing in storage of farm crops." When these same apples are sorted, washed or boxed it becomes a product and placing back into cold storage until sold is not considered "placing in storage of a farm crops." At this point apples change from a crop to a product.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 150-307-0460
RD 8-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 12-31-92; REV 4-2002, f. & cert. ef. 7-29-02, Renumbered from 150-370.400; Renumbered from 150-307.394, REV 54-2016, f. 8-13-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016

Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100

Stats. Implemented: ORS 307.400

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