Or. Admin. R. 860-022-0045 - Relating to Local Government Fees, Taxes, and Other Assessments Imposed Upon an Energy or Large Telecommunications Utility

(1) If any county in Oregon, other than a city-county, imposes upon an energy or large telecommunications utility any new taxes or license, franchise, or operating permit fees, or increases any such taxes or fees, the utility required to pay such taxes or fees shall collect from its customers within the county imposing such taxes or fees the amount of the taxes or fees, or the amount of increase in such taxes or fees. However, if the taxes or fees cover the operations of an energy or large telecommunications utility in only a portion of a county, then the affected utility shall recover the amount of the taxes or fees or increase in the amount thereof from customers in the portion of the county which is subject to the taxes or fees. "Taxes," as used in this rule, means sales, use, net income, gross receipts, payroll, business or occupation taxes, levies, fees, or charges other than ad valorem taxes.
(2) The amount collected from each utility customer pursuant to section (1) of this rule shall be separately stated and identified in all customer billings.
(3) This rule applies to new or increased taxes imposed on and after December 16, 1971, including new or increased taxes imposed retroactively after that date.


Or. Admin. R. 860-022-0045
PUC 164, f. 4-18-74, ef. 5-11-74 (Order No. 74-307); PUC 7-1998, f. & cert. ef. 4-8-98; PUC 16-2001, f. & cert. ef. 6-21-01; PUC 6-2011, f. & cert. ef. 9-14-11

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183, 756, 757 & 759

Stats. Implemented: ORS 757.110 & 759.115

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