Or. Admin. R. 150-314-0535 - Information That May Be Furnished
(1)Definitions. For purposes of ORS 314.840 and this rule:
(a) "Taxpayer," includes:
(A) The executor or personal representative of a decedent's estate or a person who is appointed or authorized by law to pay the taxes of a decedent, and a trustee or other person who, by law, must pay the income taxes of a trust, and
(B) Any entity required to file a return with the department.
(b) An "authorized representative" is a person authorized to represent the taxpayer under ORS 305.230 and any of its related administrative rules.
(c) A "designee" is a person, firm, organization, or agency designated by a taxpayer to receive the taxpayer's confidential information. For entities, designations are to be made by an individual authorized by law to act for the entity.
(2) As permitted by law, the department may disclose and give access to information described in ORS 314.835 to certain categories of persons, including, but not limited to:
(a)Department of Human Services:
(A) Under provisions of ORS 412.094, the Department of Human Services may request in writing any information contained in the department's tax files as to the location, income, and property of parents who, according to the Department of Human Services, have abandoned or deserted or are failing to support their children receiving public assistance. The request must clearly specify the information desired and must supply the information the department requires. The request must contain a certification by the Department of Human Services that the information is being requested pursuant to ORS 412.094. The information must be used only for the purposes specified by the law authorizing the disclosure.
(B) Upon written request of the Department of Human Services, the department will disclose the names, addresses and social security numbers of applicants for elderly rental assistance under ORS 310.630 to 310.706 as authorized by ORS 314.860. The department must maintain a record of all requests for such disclosure. The information must be used only for the purposes specified by the laws authorizing the disclosure.
(b)Division of Child Support. Under the provisions of ORS 412.094 and 180.320, the Division of Child Support of the Department of Justice may request any information contained in the department's tax files for the purposes and under the limitations set forth in that statute. The rules set forth in paragraph (2)(a)(A) of this rule for supplying information to the Department of Human Services will be followed in complying with any such requests. The information must be used only for the purposes specified by the laws authorizing the disclosure.
(c)District Attorneys. Under provisions of ORS 412.094, the District Attorney of any county in the state may request any information contained in the department's tax files for the purposes and under the limitations set forth in that statute. The rules set forth in paragraph (2)(a)(A) of this rule for supplying information to the Department of Human Services will be followed in complying with any such requests. The information must be used only for the purposes specified by the law authorizing the disclosure.
(d) Corporations. The returns of a corporation will be open to inspection by any officer of the corporation or its authorized representative.
(e) Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs). The return of a partnership or LLP will be open to inspection by any person who was a partner during any part of the tax year covered by the return, provided that a showing satisfactory to the department is made that the person was a partner during the tax year covered by the return. In the event of the death of a partner, the return of the partnership or LLP will be open to inspection by the executor as defined in ORS 118.005 who is responsible for filing an inheritance tax return with respect to the deceased partner. Any person requesting information under this subsection must make known to the department the reason for the request and the use to be made of the information.
(f) Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Under ORS 63.810, an LLC is classified for tax purposes in the same manner as it is classified for federal income tax purposes. Therefore:
(A) If an LLC is classified as a corporation for tax purposes, the returns may be disclosed as provided in subsection (2)(d) above. Any manager or member-manager will be treated in the same manner as an officer except as otherwise provided in the LLC's organizational documents.
(B) If an LLC is classified as a partnership for tax purposes, the returns may be disclosed as provided in subsection (2)(e) above.
(g)Registered Agents. The department may serve an entity that has a registered agent any notice, demand, or process required or permitted by law to be served on the entity by serving the notice, demand, or process to the entity's registered agent on file with the Secretary of State or as otherwise determined by law.
(3) Conflicting Claims to a Dependency Deduction. The returns of two taxpayers claiming the same dependent(s) will be open to inspection by those two taxpayers as allowed in ORS 305.215.
(4) Husband and Wife Filing Separately. If a husband and wife have filed separate tax returns, neither spouse nor authorized representative will be permitted to inspect the separate return of the other spouse or to obtain any information from it or any related report without first having obtained written consent to do so from such other spouse except as provided in section (3) above.
(5) Taxpayer, Authorized Representative, or Designee. Upon request and unless otherwise prohibited by an Internal Revenue Service agreement, the department will permit the taxpayer, the taxpayer's authorized representative, or the taxpayer's designee to obtain copies of the taxpayer's income tax returns filed with the department for any tax year, copies of reports filed by the taxpayer in connection with such returns, and any other information that the department considers necessary in the administration of the tax laws. Upon request and payment of the charges set forth in OAR 150-192.440, the department will furnish copies of these documents. Such requests may be made in person, in writing, or by telephone, e-mail or other generally used means of communication.
(6) Taxpayer Authorization and Designation. Taxpayer authorization to disclose to a designee may be in writing, verbal, or implied. See OAR 150-305.193.
(a) The department will recognize that a person is authorized to represent the taxpayer upon the filing with the department or magistrate division of a document signed by the taxpayer clearly authorizing such representation, or if the magistrate division is satisfied that the person is so authorized. If the magistrate division accepts a document signed by a person on behalf of a taxpayer, or has issued an order declaring that the person is authorized to represent the taxpayer, the department will consider the magistrate division to be satisfied that the person is an authorized representative. Unless a written authorization by the taxpayer clearly provides otherwise, the department will presume the person is authorized to represent the taxpayer only with respect to the proceeding before the department or the magistrate division and will disclose only documents and information relating to the tax years at issue in that proceeding.
(b) Only the tax information that relates to the duty of an executor, a decedent estate's personal representative, a person who is appointed by law to pay the taxes of a decedent, or a trustee or other person who, by law, must pay the income taxes of a trust may be disclosed.
(c)Power of Attorney. The department may accept a signed power of attorney as consent from the taxpayer to disclose confidential information. The department may accept a signed power of attorney as a taxpayer's designation to appoint another individual as their agent. The department will not accept a federal power of attorney Form 2848 unless the taxpayer has specifically indicated that it applies to the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 305.100
Stats. Implemented: ORS 314.840, 63.810, 63.130
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