Or. Admin. R. 150-311-0760 - Process for Determining Recipient of Property Tax Refund

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

(1) Definitions: For the purpose of this rule:
(a) "Owner of record on the tax roll" means the owner or an owner of the property or each person in whose name the property is assessed on the last certified tax roll.
(b) "At the time of the refund" means the time at which the tax collector calculates the refund and any applicable interest.
(2) The tax collector must determine the recipients of a refund as follows:
(a) Whenever a refund is the result of an appeal, the refund for each year included in the petition must be made payable to, and be mailed or delivered to, the petitioner as shown on the petition.
(b) If an appeal results in a lowering of value under ORS 309.115 for a subsequent year that was not included in the petition and a refund results, the refund for each subsequent year must be made payable to, and be mailed or delivered to, the petitioner for each year in which that person was the owner, an owner, or the person in whose name the property was assessed; and to the current owner of record on the tax roll at the time of the refund for each year thereafter.
(c) Whenever taxes are collected against property not within the jurisdiction of the levying body, the refund must be made payable to, and be mailed or delivered to the owner of record on the tax roll at the time of the refund.
(d) Whenever taxes are paid on property in excess of the amount actually due the refund must be made payable to, and be mailed or delivered to, the owner of record on the tax roll at the time of the refund.
(e) Whenever taxes are paid on the property of another by mistake of any kind:
(A) The refund must be made payable to, and be mailed or delivered to, the payer of the tax.
(B) If the Department of Revenue pays the taxes on a deferral account under ORS 311.676, and the owner, or another party acting on behalf of the owner, also pays the tax for the same property, the department will determine the refund recipient for the overpayment based on information it deems appropriate. The department may contact the deferral applicant and the "other party" to make the determination.
(f) Pursuant to OAR 150-309-0180, a refund resulting from a petition to a Board of Property Tax Appeals, the Department of Revenue, or the tax court by one or more owners of property assessed as an undivided interest must be apportioned to all the owners of the property according to the percentage of interest owned.
(g) If a purchaser of business personal property pays a refundable compromise payment, and the total outstanding tax amount is subsequently paid as provided in ORS 311.642(4), upon notice to the county governing body, the refund of the compromise payment shall be paid to the purchaser who made the compromise payment.
(3) Notwithstanding section (2) of this rule, the refund will not be mailed or delivered to the petitioner, owner of record on the tax roll, or payer of the tax if:
(a) The refund is the result of an appeal as described in section (2)(a) or (2)(b) of this rule and the petitioner is represented by an attorney. The refund to which the petitioner is entitled must be made payable to the petitioner, or to someone else if directed by the petitioner in writing but must be mailed or delivered to the representing attorney.
(b) The refund is the result of an appeal as described in section (2)(f) of this rule and the petitioner who filed the appeal is represented by an attorney. The refund apportioned to the petitioner must be made payable to the petitioner, or to someone else if directed by the petitioner in writing but must be mailed or delivered to the representing attorney. The refund or refunds due to the other owners who did not file petitions must be made payable to and be mailed or delivered to those individual owners.
(c) The petitioner, owner of record, or payer of the tax named in section (2) of this rule is not represented by an attorney and instructs the tax collector, in writing, to make the refund payable to or to mail or deliver it to someone else. The tax collector must follow such instructions.

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Or. Admin. R. 150-311-0760
10-5-84, 12-31-84, Renumbered from 150-311.806 to 150-311.806-(A); 12-31-87; 12-31-92; REV 6-2001, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-01; REV 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-03; REV 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 12-31-03; REV 12-2004, f. 12-29-04, cert. ef. 12-31-04; REV 12-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; REV 8-2012, f. 12-18-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; REV 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 3-28-13; Renumbered from 150-311.806-(A), REV 27-2016, f. 8-12-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016; REV 80-2016, f. 12-28-16, cert. ef. 1/1/2017; REV 20-2021, amend filed 12/16/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 305.100

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 311.806

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