Or. Admin. R. 150-317-1090 - Sourcing of Sea Transportation Services

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

(1) Sea transportation services within this rule include the activities of steamship companies substantially engaged in interstate or international commerce which derive receipts within and partly from sources without the state. They do not include the activities of water transportation carriers operating mainly on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers or water transportation carriers operating primarily within Oregon waters.
(2) The Oregon commercial activity of a taxpayer carrying on the business of sea transportation services during the tax period must be determined pursuant to ORS 317A.128 except as modified by this rule.
(3) Receipts derived from interstate sea transportation services are sourced to this state using a sales factor. The sales factor is a fraction, the denominator of which includes all sales derived from carrying cargo, i.e., passengers, freight, mail, etc., and the sales incidental thereto. In calculating the numerator of the factor, such sales are assigned to this state in the proportion that the voyage time the ship spent within this state during the tax period bears to the total voyage time of the ship during the tax period. Sales from activities incidental to the transportation service, such as income from restaurants, locker rentals, etc., are assigned to the state or country in which the activity is carried on.
(a) The term "voyage time" means the time that a ship is in operation for the purpose of transporting cargo, freight, mail, passengers, etc. The time that a ship is in operation includes all sailing time, even though a ship is returning empty or is en route to a port of call to load passengers or cargo, all time in port while loading and unloading, all time awaiting cargo, and all time that the ship is laid up for ordinary repairs, refueling, or provisioning. A ship is not in operation when out of service or during the time that it is laid up for extensive repairs, overhaul, modification, or is in dry dock.
(b) The voyage time spent traveling on the Columbia River below mile post 309 is divided equally between Oregon and Washington. For purposes of this rule a vessel is not considered traveling on the Columbia River while remaining at a port even though the vessel moves from one terminal or dock to another within that port.


Or. Admin. R. 150-317-1090
REV 16-2021, adopt filed 12/15/2021, effective 1/1/2022

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 305.100, 317A.128 & 317A.143

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 317A.128

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