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Oregon Form 40 - Individual Income Tax Return Instructions
Form change. Beginning in tax year 2011, all full-year Oregon residents will use Oregon Form 40. There is no longer an Oregon Form 40S. This means that all Oregon filers will need to include a federal form when they file.
TIP: Throughout the booklet, you will find tips for former Form 40S filers to help in the transition to Form 40. These tips will be marked with an arrow.
Federal law. Oregon is tied to the federal definition of taxable income, with two exceptions:
- Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 139A for federal subsidies for prescription drug plans; and
- IRC section 199 for income attributable to domestic production activities, also known as qualified production activity income (QPAI).
Income under these sections is exempt from tax on the federal return. If you have either of these types of income, you will have an addition on your Oregon tax return. See page 13.
Oregon will automatically adopt any future federal law changes to the definition of taxable income.
New business credits. There are additional energy credits:
- Renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility.
- Energy conservation project.
- Transportation projects.
- Renewable energy development contributions.
For more information on these credits, go to the Department of Energy’s website at www.oregon.gov/ENERGY, or call 503-378-4040 (Salem) or 1-800-221-8035.
Charitable checkoffs. You can now donate all or part of your refund to Cascade AIDS Project.
The charitable checkoffs listed on Form 40 have changed. See page 26 for details.
Do I need to file?
You need to file if your gross income is more than the amount shown below for your filing status and age.
Amounts apply to full-year residents only.
If gross income is more than:
|Can be claimed on another’s return||Any||
|65 or over||
|Married/registered domestic partner (RDP) filing jointly||Both under 65||
|One 65 or over||
|Both 65 or over||
|Married/RDP filing separately||Under 65||
|65 or over||
|Head of household||Under 65||
|65 or over||
|Qualifying widow(er)||Under 65||
|65 or over||
In addition, file a return if:
* The larger of $950, or your earned income plus $300, up to the standard deduction amount for your filing status.
How long will it take to get my refund?
Effective after February 1, 2012:
If you e-file your return....... 7–10 business days
If you mail your return before April 1
- With 2-D barcode ...... 1–2 weeks
- Without 2-D barcode .... 4–6 weeks
If you mail your return on or after April 1
- With 2-Dbarcode........2–4 weeks
- Without 2-Dbarcode.......6–8 weeks
Note: If you claim the Working Family Credit (WFC) or your return needs additional review, your return will take longer to process.
To check if your refund has been issued, go to www. oregonrefund.com after the time frame listed above.
What income does Oregon tax?
An Oregon resident is taxed on all income, including income from outside the state. A nonresident of Oregon is taxed only on income from Oregon sources.
Am I a resident, a nonresident, or a part-year resident?
The following will help you decide.
You are a full-year Oregon resident, even if you live
outside Oregon, if all of the following are true:
- You think of Oregon as your permanent home, and
- Oregon is the center of your financial, social, and family life, and
- Oregon is the place you intend to return to when you are away.
You are still a full-year resident if:
- You temporarily moved out of Oregon, or
- You moved back to Oregon after a temporary absence.
You may also be considered a full-year resident if you spent more than 200 days in Oregon during 2011 or you are a nonresident alien, as defined by federal law.
- You are a nonresident if your permanent home was outside Oregon all year.
You are a part-year resident if you moved into or
out of Oregon during 2011. You are not considered a
part-year resident if:
- You temporarily moved out of Oregon, or
- You moved back to Oregon after a temporary absence.
Special-case Oregon residents. If you are an Oregon resident and you meet all of the following conditions, you are considered a nonresident for tax purposes.
- You are an Oregon resident who maintained a permanent home outside Oregon the entire year, and
- You did not keep a home in Oregon during any part of 2011, and
- You spent less than 31 days in Oregon during 2011.
Important! A recreational vehicle (RV) is not considered a permanent home outside of Oregon.
Oregon residents living abroad. Usually you are considered a nonresident if you qualify for the federal earned income exclusion or housing exclusion for United States residents living abroad.
When should I file my return?
The filing deadline for calendar year 2011 is April 17, 2012. If you cannot pay all or any of your tax by the due date, it’s important to file your return anyway to avoid a late-filing penalty.
Returns for other tax periods are due by the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of your tax year.
What if I need more time to file?
If you need more time to file, request an automatic six- month extension. Complete an Oregon extension form, Form 40-EXT, if:
- You’re making a tax payment to Oregon and you can’t file your Oregon return by April 17, 2012, or
- You are filing an extension for Oregon only.
Extensions must be filed by the due date of the return, April 17, 2012.
If you received a federal extension and are expecting an Oregon refund, do not use Form 40-EXT. Oregon will allow the same extension. Be sure to check box 7b on your Oregon return. Do not include a copy of your federal extension with your Oregon return. Keep a copy of your federal extension with your records.
If you need to complete Form 40-EXT, download it from our website or contact us to order it.
An extension does not mean more time to pay! You must pay all tax you expect to owe when you file your extension. If you do not pay all the tax due when you request an extension, you will owe interest on any unpaid tax after April 17, 2012, until the date of your payment. The 2012 interest rate is 5 percent per year. If the tax is not paid within 60 days of the date of our billing notice, the interest rate increases to 9 percent per year. You may also owe a late-payment penalty. If you cannot pay all of the tax you expect to owe, pay what you can. Call us as soon as possible to set up a payment plan to reduce penalties and interest.
Were you stationed in a designated combat zone? If you were stationed in a designated combat zone and received additional time to file your 2011 federal return and pay your 2011 tax, Oregon allows the same amount of time to file and pay. Write “Combat zone” in blue or black ink at the top left corner of your return.
You will owe a 5 percent late-payment penalty on any 2011 tax not paid by April 17, 2012, even if you have filed an extension. See page 25.
If you file more than three months after the due date or extension due date, a 20 percent late-filing penalty will be added; so, you will owe a total penalty of 25 percent of any tax not paid. A 100 percent penalty is charged if you do not file a return for three consecutive years by the due date of the third year, including extensions.
2012 estimated tax
Estimated tax is the amount of tax you expect to owe after credits and Oregon tax withheld when you file your 2012 Oregon individual income tax return.
Oregon estimated tax laws are not the same as federal estimated tax laws. Use Oregon instructions to determine if you need to make estimated tax payments for 2012.
Do I need to make estimated payments?
In most cases, people who expect to owe $1,000 or more on their 2012 Oregon income tax return after credits and withholding must make estimated payments. You may need to make estimated payments if:
- You are self-employed and do not have Oregon tax withheld from your income.
- You receive Oregon Lottery single ticket winnings of less than $5,000. (Note: Single ticket winnings of $5,000 or more are subject to Oregon withholding.)
- You receive income such as pensions, interest, or dividends; Oregon tax is not withheld; and you expect to owe tax of $1,000 or more.
- You’re a wage earner and expect to owe tax of $1,000 or more on your 2012 return. You may want to increase the amount your employer withholds from your Oregon wages. Download the publication Oregon Income Tax Withholding from our website or contact us to order it.
When do I pay?
Estimated tax due dates for 2012 taxes are April 17, 2012*; June 15, 2012; September 17, 2012; and January 15, 2013.
If paying with a check or money order, send your payment with Form 40-ESV, Oregon Estimated Income Tax Payment Voucher. Download the publication Estimated Income Tax from our website or contact us to order it. If you are paying by credit card or electronic payment from your checking or savings account, see page 25.
* Please send your 2012 estimated tax payment and Oregon Form 40-ESV in a separate envelope from your 2011 Oregon income tax return. This will help us credit your payment more efficiently.
Interest on underpayment of estimated tax
You may owe interest for underpaying your estimated tax if:
- You owe $1,000 or more on your return after credits and withholding, or
- You paid less than 90 percent of the tax due on each estimated tax payment due date.
See the instructions for Form 40, line 51, on page 25.
What if I’m self-employed?
If you’re self-employed and do business in Multnomah, Clackamas, or Washington counties, you may need to file Form TM, TriMet Self-Employment Tax Return. If you’re self-employed and do business in Lane County, you may need to file Form LTD, Lane Transit District Self-Employment Tax Return. Go to our website to download the forms, or contact us to order either form.
What if I need to change my Oregon return after filing?
File an amended return. Use Form 40 to change (amend) your full-year resident return. Check the amended return box in the upper left corner of the form. You must also complete and include the Oregon Amended Schedule with your amended return. For prior year tax booklets or the Oregon Amended Schedule, please visit our website or contact us.
General instructions for Form 40
Step 1: Fill out your federal form
TIP : Complete your federal return first. Do this even if you are not required to file a federal form. You must use the information from your federal return to complete your Oregon return.
Registered domestic partners (RDPs): To correctly determine your Oregon tax liability, you must complete a federal income tax return “as if” you were married filing jointly or married filing separately. Information for the “as if” return comes from the federal returns each partner filed with the IRS. Use all the same IRS rules and procedures that apply to married couples. Important! Do not file this “as if” form with the IRS. Use the information you calculated on the “as if” federal return to complete your Oregon income tax return, unless otherwise indicated.
Step 2: Select the appropriate form
To decide which form to use, see page 4.
Form 40 filers. You must include a copy (front and back) of your federal Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NR-EZ with your Oregon Form 40. Do not include any federal schedules. We may ask you for copies of schedules or additional information later.
Step 3: Fill out the Oregon form
Use blue or black ink only. Please use blue or black ink for easier reading and faster processing. Equipment used to scan documents and checks cannot read gel ink or certain colors and using them will delay the processing of your return.
If you are amending your 2011 return, check the box in the upper left corner and include the Oregon Amended Schedule with your amended return.
Fiscal year filers only
Write the ending date of your fiscal year in the space provided. Write “Fiscal year” in blue or black ink at the top left corner of your return.
Name and address
Type or clearly print your name, Social Security number, date of birth, complete mailing address, and daytime telephone number on your return. If you are married/ RDP filing separately, do not fill in your spouse’s/ RDP’s name and SSN here. Enter it on line 3 instead. If the taxpayer died in 2011 or 2012, please check the “deceased” box next to their name.
Social Security number (SSN). The request for your SSN is authorized by Section 405, Title 42, of the United States Code. You must provide this information. It will be used to establish your identity for tax purposes only.
Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). If the IRS issued you an ITIN because you don’t have a Social Security number, enter your ITIN wherever your SSN is requested.
If you don’t have an ITIN, you need to request one from the IRS. In this case, write “Applied for” wherever your SSN is requested, or leave blank, and file your return by April 17, 2012. Do not include your ITIN application (federal Form W-7) with your Oregon tax return. For a copy of Form W-7, go to the IRS website at www.irs.gov, or call the IRS toll-free at 1-800-829-1040. When the IRS issues you an ITIN, send a copy of your ITIN letter to the Oregon Department of Revenue.
Date of birth. Enter the month, day, and year you were born. For example, “09/22/1976.”
Check the boxes
1– 5. Check the box next to your filing status. You must use the same filing status for your Oregon and federal returns.
Exception for registered domestic partners (RDPs). As an RDP, you are not eligible to use the single filing status. For Oregon, you are generally required to use one of the following filing statuses: registered domestic artners filing jointly or registered domestic partner filing separately.
For more information, go to our website or contact us.
Exceptions for married/RDP persons when each person has a different residency status:
- Full-year resident and part-year resident. You may file separate Oregon returns. If you file separate returns for Oregon, you must use the married/RDP filing separately status. The full-year resident will file Form 40, and the part-year resident will file Form 40P. If you choose to file a joint return for Oregon, use Form 40P.
- Full-year resident and nonresident. You may file separate Oregon returns. If you file separate returns for Oregon, you must use the married/RDP filing separately status. The full-year resident will file Form 40, and the nonresident will file Form 40N. If you choose to file a joint return for Oregon, use Form 40N.
- Part-year resident and nonresident. You may file separate Oregon returns. If you file separate returns for Oregon, you must use the married/RDP filing separately status. The part-year resident will file Form 40P, and the nonresident will file Form 40N. If you choose to file a joint return for Oregon, use Form 40N.
How to file separate returns for Oregon
If you file separate returns for Oregon only, report your own share of federal adjusted gross income (AGI) and deductions. Also, report your share of any Oregon additions or subtractions using this formula to determine your percentage:
Your share of federal AGI / Joint federal AGI = Your percentage (not to exceed 100%)
Write “MFS/RDP for Oregon only” in blue or black ink at the top left corner of your return. Include the following with both Oregon returns:
- A federal Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NR-EZ prepared “as if” you had filed married/ RDP filing separately, and
- A copy of the joint Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NR-EZ you actually filed with the IRS.
If possible, mail both spouses’/RDPs’ Oregon returns in the same envelope. Do not staple the returns together.
For more information, visit our website.
If you are married/RDP filing separately, fill in your spouse’s/RDP’s first name, last name (first four letters only), and Social Security number under box 3a or 3b. Do not fill in your spouse’s/RDP’s name or Social Security number in the heading of the return.
If you are filing as head of household, fill in the name of a person who qualifies you for head of household filing status next to box 4. Please enter only one name.
6a & 6b. Yourself and spouse/RDP. Check “Yourself” and other boxes that apply. If someone else can claim you as a dependent (even if they did not), do not check “Yourself;” instead enter -0- in the total box on 6a unless you have a severe disability.
Severely disabled. Did you have a severe disability at the end of 2011? If so, you may claim an additional exemption credit. This credit is different from the disabled child credit. You may qualify for and claim the severely disabled exemption even if someone else can claim you as a dependent. You are considered to have a severe disability if any of the following apply:
- You permanently lost the use of one or both feet; or
- You permanently lost the use of both hands; or
- You’re permanently blind; or
- You have a permanent condition that, without special equipment or outside help, limits your ability to earn a living, maintain a household, or transport yourself; or
- You are unable to earn a living due to a permanent condition or impairment of indefinite duration.
If you have a severe disability, your physician must write a letter describing it. Keep the letter with your permanent records in case we request a copy.
If you qualify, check the “severely disabled” exemption box on line 6a. If your spouse or RDP qualifies, check the “severely disabled” exemption box on line 6b. You and your spouse/RDP may also qualify for the loss of use of limbs credit.
6c. All dependents. Enter the number of your dependents in box 6c. Write their first names on the line. In most cases, you must claim the same dependents claimed on your federal return. If the first names of your dependents do not fit on the line, write the names on a statement instead. Number the statement Visit our website at www.oregon.gov/dor. General information and include it with your return. Write “STM” and the statement number on line 6c.
6d. Children with a disability. You may be entitled to an additional personal exemption for your dependent child who has a qualifying disability. To qualify, all of the following must be true:
- Your child qualified as your dependent for 2011, and
- Your child was eligible for “early intervention services” or received special education as defined by the State Board of Education of the state where the child attends school, and
under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Act.
Eligible disabilities include:
- Hearing impairment.
- Mental retardation.
- Multiple disabilities.
- Orthopedic impairment.
- Other health impairment.
- Serious emotional disturbance.
- Traumatic brain injury.
- Visual impairment.
Note: Learning disabilities or communication disorders alone do not qualify.
You must get a statement of eligibility that confirms one of the disabilities listed and a cover sheet from one of the following:
- The child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), or
- The child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP).
Keep the statement and cover sheet with your permanent records. Write your disabled child’s name on line 6d, “Disabled children only.” If the first names of your disabled children do not fit on the line, write the names on a statement instead. Number the statement and include it with your return. Write “STM” and the statement number on line 6d. Also be sure to include the same child’s name on line 6c for “All dependents.”
7a. Age 65 or older, or blind. Check the boxes on line 7a if you or your spouse/RDP were age 65 or older or were blind on December 31, 2011. You are entitled to a larger standard deduction on Form 40, line 26. If you or your spouse/RDP are permanently blind, you may also qualify for the severely disabled exemption credit. See box 6a and 6b instructions.
7b. Extension. If you filed for an extension, check box 7b. For more information, see page 5.
7c. Federal Form 8886. Check box 7c if you filed federal Form 8886, Reportable Transaction Disclosure Statement.
7d. Dependent. If your parents or someone else can claim you as a dependent (even if they did not), you can’t claim an exemption for yourself. Check box 7d and enter -0- in the total box on line 6a, unless you are severely disabled.
The following instructions are for lines not fully explained on the form. For general Form 40 instructions, see page 6.
Do not fill in cents. You must round off cents to the nearest dollar. For example, $99.49 becomes $99.00, and $99.50 becomes $100.00.
8. Federal adjusted gross income. Enter your federal adjusted gross income from Form 1040, line 37; Form 1040A, line 21; Form 1040EZ, line 4; Form 1040NR, line 36; or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 10. You must include a copy (front and back) of your federal return with your Oregon Form 40. This helps us verify your income and process your return faster.
TIP: Additions is not an area used by taxpay ers who traditionally filed Form 40S. If you used Form 40S last year and your income sources haven’t changed, you will not have any additions on your 2011 Oregon return and can skip to line 12.
Generally, additions are items not taxed by the federal government, but taxed by Oregon. Additions increase the income taxed by Oregon.
9. Interest and dividends on state and local gov ernment bonds outside of Oregon. You must add to Oregon income any interest and dividends you received from state and local governments outside Oregon. You don’t pay federal tax on this interest, but you do pay Oregon tax.
Example: Include interest from state of Washington bonds or from San Francisco city bonds. Do not include interest from Oregon government bonds or interest from U.S. territories or possessions (such as Guam, Puerto Rico, or the Virgin Islands).
10. Other additions. You may need to report one or more other additions explained here. Please identify the addition using the numeric code shown. If you have only one “Other addition,” enter the code on line 10x and the amount on lines 10y and 10. For example, if you’re reporting a $200 addition for claim of right, enter “103” on line 10x and “$200” on lines 10y and 10. If you’re claiming more than one “Other additions,” do not enter a code or amount on line 10x or 10y. Instead, check box 10z and include Schedule OR-ASC with your return with the numeric codes and amounts of the additions. Enter the total from Schedule OR-ASC on line 10.
- Federal deduction for long-term care insurance premiums [code 104]. Will you claim an Oregon long-term care insurance premiums credit this year? Did you claim a federal deduction on federal Schedule A for the premiums? If so, you must add to Oregon income the amount of premiums that resulted in a tax benefit on your federal return. Download the publication Long-Term Care Insurance Premiums Tax Credit from our website or contact us to order it.
- Federal income tax refunds [code 109]. Did you get a federal tax refund in 2011 because you filed an amended federal return for a prior year or were audited? If so, you must add back the part of your refund that was claimed as part of your federal tax subtraction on your Oregon return for the prior year.
and are not explained in this booklet. For more information,
go to our website or contact us.
- 529 Oregon College Savings Network plan non- qualified withdrawal [code 117].
- Depletion in excess of property basis.
- Depreciation difference for Oregon.
- Gain or loss on the sale of depreciable property with different basis for Oregon.
- Passive activity losses.
- Suspended losses.
- Business credit, unused [code 122].
- Claim of right income repayments [code 103].
- Disposition of inherited Oregon farmland or forestland [code 106].
- Domestic production activities deduction [code 102].
- Federal election on interest and dividends of a minor child [code 107].
- Accumulation distribution from a trust.
- Federal estate tax on income in respect of a decedent.
- Fiduciary adjustments from Oregon estates and trusts.
- Gambling losses claimed as an itemized deduction [code 105].
- Individual Development Account (IDA) [code 113].
- Non-qualified withdrawal.
- Add back for IDA donation credit.
- Itemized or business deduction addback for Oregon
credits [code 104].
- Contributions to: Child Care Fund, Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Production Investment Fund, or university venture fund.
- Income taxes paid to another state.
- Long-term care insurance premiums.
- Lump-sum payment from a qualified retirement plan [code 115].
- Net operating loss non-Oregon source [code 116].
- Oregon deferral of reinvested capital gain [code 118].
- Partnership or S corporation modifications for Oregon [code 119].
- Prescription drug plan subsidies [code 123].
- Schedule A deduction add back for Oregon subtractions
- Gambling losses claimed as itemized deduction.
- Refund of Oregon only Schedule A items from a prior year.
- Specially taxed income under federal law: passive foreign investment company income [code 115].
TIP : Subtractions is not an area used by taxpayers who traditionally filed Form 40S, with the exception of the 2011 federal tax liability. If you used Form 40S last year and your income sources haven’t changed, you will only need to compute “2011 federal tax liability” subtraction on line 13, then you can skip to line 19.
Generally, subtractions are items the federal government taxes but Oregon does not. Subtractions reduce the income taxed by Oregon.
13. 2011 federal tax liability subtraction. Complete the following worksheet to determine your federal tax liability subtraction for 2011. Carefully follow the instructions. Don’t confuse your federal tax liability on your federal return with the federal tax withheld on your Form(s) W-2. They are not the same. RDPs: Use amounts from your actual return(s), not your “as if” return.
Caution: Don’t include any of the following on line 2:
- Self-employment tax.
- Social Security and Medicare tax on tips.
- Advance earned income credit payments.
- Household employment taxes.
Are you amending your 2011 return? See the Oregon Amended Schedule instructions to figure your subtraction for federal tax liability.
Federal tax from a prior year and foreign tax: Did you pay additional federal tax in 2011 because you were audited or filed an amended return? Did you pay taxes to a foreign country? If so, you may be able to subtract the additional tax. Go to the 2011 Publication 17½ at www.oregon.gov/dor/forms to see if you qualify for these subtractions.
Is the IRS figuring your federal tax for you? Do not write an amount on Form 40, line 13. You will not be able to finish your Oregon return without your federal tax liability. Complete the subtractions, deductions, nonrefundable credits, and payments sections, as applicable. Don’t forget to include a copy of your federal Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NREZ with your Oregon return. Write “Calculate federal tax” in blue or black ink at the top left corner of your return. We will finish your Oregon return for you. Be sure to include Form(s) W-2 and any Form(s) 1099 showing Oregon tax withheld. Go to the signature block section on page 26.
14 Social Security and tier 1 Railroad Retirement Board benefits income. Fill in the amount from federal Form 1040, line 20b; or Form 1040A, line 14b. If you have tier 2, windfall/vested dual, or supplemental Railroad Retirement Board benefits, these are subtracted on line 18. For more information, contact us.
15. Oregon income tax refund included in federal income. Fill in your Oregon state income tax refund from federal Form 1040, line 10. Do not include local, county, or other states’ tax refunds.
16. Interest and dividends from U.S. government. Fill in interest and dividends from the U.S. government that you included on your federal return. Include U.S. government interest and dividends you received through partnerships or grantor trusts. See line 18 to subtract U.S. government interest in IRA or Keogh distributions. Do not include interest on federal tax refunds in the subtraction.
- You can subtract interest from U.S. Series EE, I, or HH bonds and Treasury bills or notes.
- You can subtract interest and dividends paid to you by organizations that invest in U.S. government securities. The payer may have given the percentage of interest and dividends from U.S. government securities on your Form 1099. For more information, go to our website or contact us.
- If you reported interest or dividends of your minor child on your federal return, you can subtract any U.S. government interest included.
- You must reduce U.S. government interest and dividends by any interest expense relating to U.S. government obligations deducted on your federal Schedule A.
Note: When you sell or dispose of a U.S. government obligation, you must include any gain or loss in Oregon income.
17. Federal pension income. You may be able to subtract some or all of your taxable federal pension included in 2011 federal income. This includes benefits paid to the retiree or the beneficiary. The subtraction amount is based on the number of months of federal service before and after October 1, 1991:
- If all your months of federal service were before October 1, 1991, subtract 100 percent of the taxable amount of federal pension income you reported on your federal return.
- If you have no months of service before October 1, 1991, you cannot subtract any federal pension.
- If your service was both before and after October 1, 1991, subtract a percentage of the taxable federal pension income you reported on your federal return. To determine your percentage, divide the months of service before October 1, 1991, by the total months of service. Round to three places (example: 0.4576 = 45.8 percent). Once you’ve determined the percentage, it will remain the same each year. Write the percentage on line 17a. If you have two federal pensions, write the second percentage on line 17b and enter your total subtraction amount on line 17. Figure the percentage for each pension separately. Federal pension subtraction formula:
(Months of service before 10/1/91 / Total months of service0 × Federal pension amount included in federal income = Oregon subtraction Example: Ann worked for the U.S. Forest Service from March 31, 1977, until January 7, 2008. She worked a total of 369 months; 174 months were worked before October 1, 1991. In 2011, she received taxable federal pension income of $35,000. Using the formula, her federal pension subtraction is:
174 / 369 × $35,000 = $16,520
She can subtract 47.2 percent - or $16,520 ($35,000 × 0.472) - of her taxable federal pension. She will continue to subtract 47.2 percent from Oregon income in future years.
18. Other subtractions. You may qualify for one or more other subtractions explained below. Please identify the subtraction using the numeric code shown. If you have only one “Other subtraction,” enter the numeric code on line 18x and the amount on lines 18y and 18. For example, if you’re claiming a $100 Oregon Lottery subtraction, enter “322” on line 18x and “$100” on lines 18y and 18.
If you’re claiming more than one “Other subtractions,” do not enter a code or amount on line 18x or 18y. Instead, check box 18z and include Schedule OR-ASC with your return with the numeric codes and amounts of the subtractions. Enter the total from Schedule OR-ASC on line 18. Do not use this line to subtract federal pension (use line 17 instead).
- 529 Oregon College Savings Plan [code 324]. You can subtract up to $4,240 for joint returns or up to $2,120 for all other returns for contributions made to a 529 Oregon College Savings Network account in 2011. If you contribute more than your limit, you can carry forward the remaining contribution not subtracted over the next four years. Keep a copy of your account statement with your tax records. For more information, go to www.oregoncollegesavings.com, or call 866-772-8464.
- American Indian [code 300]. Are you an enrolled
member of a federally recognized American Indian
tribe? You may be able to subtract all or part of your
income if all of the following are true:
- You are an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian tribe, and
- Your income was from sources within federally recognized Indian country in Oregon, and
- You lived in federally recognized Indian country in Oregon when the income was earned.
You must include a completed copy of your Exempt Income Schedule for Enrolled Members of a Federally Recognized American Indian Tribe with your return. Download the schedule from our website or contact us to order it.
- Military active duty pay [code 319]. If you included U.S. military active duty pay in your federal taxable income, you may qualify for a subtraction on your Oregon return.
You can subtract all military active duty pay earned outside Oregon during the year plus up to $6,000 military active duty pay earned in Oregon. Note: Your total subtraction cannot be more than your total taxable military active duty pay income.
Guard and reserve annual training, weekend drills, and inactive duty training are eligible for this subtraction.
Example: Barry, an Oregon resident, enlisted in the Army in 2000. From January until August 2011, the was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington and he earned $24,000 active duty pay. From August through December, he was a recruiter in Oregon and earned $12,000. He can subtract the $24,000 earned outside Oregon and the $6,000 earned in Oregon.
- Oregon National Guard and reserve pay subtraction
[code 319]. The following questions will help determine
if you can claim this subtraction.
- Were you a member of the Oregon National Guard or reserves at any time during the year?
- Were you required to be away from home overnight for at least three weeks consecutively?
If you answered yes to both of these questions, you can subtract all of the Oregon National Guard or reserve pay you earned while you met the above qualifications. For more information, visit our website.
- Oregon Lottery [code 322]. Although Oregon does not tax Oregon Lottery winnings of $600 or less per ticket, the federal government does. Oregon Lottery includes Powerball tickets you purchased in Oregon.
- You can subtract the following winnings included in
your federal income from Oregon income:
- Winnings of $600 or less from each single ticket or play, and
- Annual payments from tickets bought before 1998.
Example: David won two prizes in 2011: $1,000 from an Oregon Lottery scratch-off ticket and $500 playing an Oregon Lottery Keno game. He must include the total $1,500 in federal income. David can subtract $500 on his Oregon return because the Oregon Keno winnings were from a single game and under the $600 limit. He cannot subtract any of the $1,000 he won on the scratch-off ticket, since the prize was more than $600.
Do not subtract any other type of winnings such as winnings from tribal gaming centers.
- Tuition and fees deduction [code 308]. Did you claim the American opportunity or lifetime learning credit on your federal return? If so, you were not allowed a federal tuition and fees deduction because you claimed the federal credit. Because Oregon does not have credits similar to the American opportunity or lifetime learning credits, you can subtract the federal tuition and fees deduction on your Oregon return up to the amount you would have been allowed on your federal return. You can claim the lesser of $4,000 or your actual expenses. If you were not allowed a deduction on your federal return because you are someone else’s dependent, you cannot claim this subtraction.
and are not explained in this booklet. For more
information, go to our website or contact us.
- Artist’s charitable contribution [code 301].
- Depreciation difference for Oregon.
- Gain or loss on the sale of depreciable property with a different basis for federal and Oregon purposes.
- Passive activity losses.
- Capital Construction Fund (CCF) [code 339].
- Claim of right income repayments [code 302].
- Construction worker and logger commuting expenses [code 303].
- Employee retirement plans previously taxed [code 327].
- Federal business credits [code 340].
- Federal gain previously taxed by Oregon [code 306].
- Federal tax from a prior year [code 309].
- Fiduciary adjustments from Oregon estates and trusts [code 310].
- Film production labor rebate [code 336].
- Foreign tax [code 311].
- Individual Development Account (IDA) [code 314].
- Interest from local government bond [code 317].
- IRA conversions previously taxed [code 348].
- Land donations to educational institutions [code 316].
- Mobile home park capital gain [code 338].
- Mobile home tenant payment [code 344].
- Mortgage interest credit [code 320].
- Net operating loss [code 321].
- Oregon investment advantage [code 342].
- Oregon National Guard Youth Challenge Program [code 345].
- Partnership or S corporation modifications for Oregon [code 323].
- Public Safety Memorial Fund award [code 329].
- Railroad Retirement Board benefits: tier 2, windfall/ vested dual, supplemental, and railroad unemployment benefits [code 330].
- Scholarship awards used for housing expenses [code 333].
- Severance pay invested in a small business [code 349].
- Taxable benefits for former RDPs [code 347].
- TRICARE income, first and second year participation [code 343].
- U.S. government interest in IRA or Keogh distributions [code 331].
You can claim net itemized deductions or Oregon’s standard deduction, whichever is larger, but not both.
- If you claim itemized deductions, fill in lines 21–25.
- If you claim the standard deduction, fill in line 26.
TIP: Standard deduction is the option used by taxpayers who traditionally filed Form 40S. If you used Form 40S last year and your deductions haven’t changed (for instance, you bought a house in 2011 and now have home mortgage interest), you will use the standard deduction. Skip to the instructions for line 26.
Note: If you’re married/RDP filing separately and one spouse/RDP itemizes, both must itemize deductions. If your spouse/RDP itemizes and you don’t, your standard deduction is -0-.
21. Itemized deductions. You can claim your total itemized deductions after federal limitations as shown on federal Schedule A, line 29.
You can claim itemized deductions for Oregon even if you don’t have enough deductions to itemize on your federal return. If you itemize for Oregon only, fill out a federal Schedule A for Oregon purposes. Be sure to include your state taxes even when itemizing for Oregon only, then subtract your Oregon state income tax on line 24. Use your federal adjusted gross income to figure the Schedule A limitations. Remember to keep Schedule A with your tax records.
22. Special Oregon medical deduction. Were you or your spouse/RDP age 62 or older on December 31, 2011? If so, enter the amount from federal Schedule A line 1 or line 3, whichever is less. To claim this deduction, you must itemize your deductions for Oregon.
24. State income tax or sales tax claimed as an itemized deduction. Fill in the amount of Oregon state income tax or any state and local sales tax you claimed as an itemized deduction on federal Schedule A, line 5. Don’t include local or county income tax amounts.
Are you claiming an Oregon credit for income taxes paid to another state and deducting the other state’s taxes on Schedule A? If so, include the other state’s 2011 net tax liability, or the other state’s 2011 tax claimed as an itemized deduction, whichever is less. For the credit instructions, see page 23.
26. Standard deduction. Your standard deduction is based on your filing status:
Married/RDP filing jointly ............................... 3,960
Married/RDP filing separately
If spouse/RDP claims standard deduction ........1,980
If spouse/RDP claims itemized deductions .......-0
Head of household..........................................3,185
Qualifying widow(er) ....................................... 3,960
Standard deduction - Age 65 or older, or blind. Did you check one or more of the boxes on line 7a, Form 40, because you or your spouse/RDP are age 65 or older or blind? If so, you are entitled to an additional deduction amount.
If you checked one or more of the boxes on line 7a, multiply the number of boxes checked by:
- $1,000 if married/RDP or qualifying widow(er); or
- $1,200 if single or head of household.
Add this amount to the standard deduction for your filing status from above. Fill in the total on line 26.
Standard deduction - Dependents. If someone else can claim you as a dependent, your standard deduction is limited to the larger of:
- Your earned income plus $300, up to the maximum allowed for your filing status, or
The limit applies even if you qualify but are not claimed as a dependent on another person’s return.
Earned income is salaries, wages, tips, professional fees, or other amounts received as pay for work you actually performed, and any part of a scholarship or fellowship grant you received that is included in your gross income.
Standard deduction - Nonresident aliens. The standard deduction for nonresident aliens (as defined by federal law) is -0-.
Tax from tax tables or tax rate charts. Figure the tax on your Oregon taxable income, line 28. Go to the tax tables or rate charts on pages 33–35. Fill in your tax amount on line 29 and check box 29a. Double- check that the tax you entered is correct.
Example 1: A single Oregon taxpayer has taxable income of $19,500. The taxpayer will use column S on page 34. The tax is $1,543.
Tax from farm income averaging or farm asset capital gain method. If you qualify, you can compute your Oregon tax using one of the following methods:
Farm income averaging method. You can use the federal farm income averaging method even if you did not use farm income averaging on your federal return.
If you use Form FIA-40, Oregon Farm Income Averaging for Full-Year Residents, to calculate your tax, enter the tax amount from Form FIA-40, line 22, on Form 40, line 29. Check box 29b labeled “Form FIA-40.” Include a copy of Form FIA-40 with your return. Download the form from our website or contact us to order it.
Farm asset capital gain method. Did you sell or exchange capital assets primarily used in farming because you were getting out of a farming business? Or, did you sell or exchange a farming business in which you held at least a 10 percent ownership interest?
If so, you may be eligible for a reduced tax rate on the net capital gain from the proceeds.
If you use Worksheet FCG, Farm Liquidation Long-Term Capital Gain Tax Rate, to calculate your tax, enter the tax amount from Worksheet FCG, line 7, on Form 40, line 29. Check box 29c labeled “Worksheet FCG.” Do not include a copy of Worksheet FCG with your return. Keep a copy with your records. Download the form from our website or contact us to order it.
30. Interest on certain installment sales. Do you have installment sales where you were required to pay interest on the deferred tax liability for federal purposes? If so, you must also compute interest for Oregon. The amount due for Oregon is computed the same as the federal amount. The interest rate is 0.4167 percent per month for 2011.
Credits - Non-refundable
Most credits cannot be more than your Oregon tax liability. Some credits have a carryforward provision that allows you to use the unused balance in the next year. Use credits that cannot be carried forward first.
33.Exemption credit. Your exemption credit may be reduced if your federal adjusted gross income (Form 40, line 8) is more than the threshold for your filing status.
If the charts below apply to you, follow the instructions in the box. Otherwise, complete the exemption credit worksheet.
34. Retirement income credit. If you were age 62 or older on December 31, 2011, and receiving retirement income, you may qualify for a retirement income credit if:
- Your household income is less than $22,500 ($45,000 if married/RDP filing jointly), and
- Your Social Security benefits and/or tier 1 Railroad Retirement Board benefits are less than $7,500 ($15,000 if married/RDP filing jointly), and
- Your household income plus your Social Security and/or tier 1 Railroad Retirement Board benefits is less than $22,500 ($45,000 if married/RDP filing jointly).
Retirement income includes payments reported in Oregon taxable income from:
- U.S. government pensions (including military).
- State or local government pensions.
- Employee pensions.
- Individual retirement plans.
- Deferred compensation plans including defined benefit, profit sharing, and 401(k).
- Employee annuity plans.
What is included in household income? Household income includes all taxable and nontaxable income of each spouse/RDP except:
- Social Security and tier 1 Railroad Retirement Board benefits.
- Your state income tax refund.
- Pension income excluded from federal AGI that is a return of your contributions.
- Pensions that are rolled over into an IRA.
Any losses claimed are limited to $1,000 for each activity. Depreciation is limited to $5,000.
The credit cannot be more than your tax liability. You cannot carry any amount that is more than your tax liability over to next year. You may claim this credit or the credit for the elderly or the disabled, line 36, but not both.
35. Child and dependent care credit. You’re allowed an Oregon credit only if you qualify for the federal child and dependent care credit. You may still be able to claim the Oregon credit even if you can’t use all of your federal credit. Note to RDPs: Use your “as if” federal return to see if you qualify for the Oregon credit.
Did you pay 2010 child care expenses in 2011? If so, you may be able to use that amount to increase your 2011 Oregon child and dependent care credit. For more information, please contact us.
Carryforward. Your total 2011 child and dependent care credit can’t be more than your 2011 Oregon tax liability. You can carry forward any excess credit over the next five years. If the excess isn’t used within five years, it’s lost. See other credits instructions, page 23.
Credit for the elderly or the disabled. The Oregon credit is 40 percent of your federal credit.
You can claim an Oregon credit only if you qualify for the federal credit. Please complete federal Schedule R, even if you aren’t using the federal credit.
Multiply the amount on federal Schedule R, line 20 by 0.40 (40 percent). RDPs: Use your “as if” federal return to see if you qualify for the Oregon credit.
You can claim this credit or the retirement income credit, line 34, but not both.
37. Political contribution credit. Fill in your total political contributions, up to $100 on a joint return or up to $50 on all others. Your contribution(s) of money must have been made during 2011 to any of the following:
- A political party.
- A qualified candidate (or the candidate’s principal campaign committee) for federal, state, or local office to be voted for in Oregon.
- A political action committee certified in Oregon.
38. Credit for income taxes paid to another state. Did you pay income taxes to another state or U.S. territory on income that is also taxed by Oregon? If so, you may be able to claim this credit. If you were a full-year Oregon resident and had income taxed by Arizona, California, Indiana, or Virginia, you cannot claim the credit on your Oregon return. However, you can claim the credit on the nonresident return you file with those states. If income is taxed by Oregon and another state not listed here, claim the credit on your Form 40 Oregon resident return, line 38. If you only paid taxes to one other state, enter the two-letter state abbreviation on Form 40, line 38y and the credit amount on Form 40, line 38.
If you are claiming the credit for more than one state, do not enter a state abbreviation on line 38y. Instead check box 38z and include Schedule OR-ASC with your return identifying the states and the credit amount for each state. Enter the total for all states from Schedule OR-ASC on Form 40, line 38.
This credit is only for state income tax. You cannot claim this credit for city or county income tax, sales tax, alternative minimum tax (AMT), property tax, school tax, or building funds.
Your credit is the smallest of the following:
- The other state’s 2011 net tax liability.
- Your Oregon tax liability after all credits, except credits for income taxes paid to other states.
- The amount figured using the following formula:
Divide your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) taxed by both states by your total MAGI. Multiply the result by your Oregon tax after subtracting all other credits.
Your MAGI taxed by both states × Your total MAGI = Your Oregon tax after subtracting all other credits
Your total MAGI equals the sum of lines 8 and 9 minus lines 14–17 of Form 40. Add the amount on Form 40, line 10, only if it’s income Oregon taxes but the federal government doesn’t. Subtract the amount on Form 40, line 18, only if it’s income the federal government taxes but Oregon doesn’t.
Caution: You can’t claim this credit and claim the tax you paid as an itemized deduction. On Form 40, line 24, in addition to the Oregon tax you claim as an itemized deduction, fill in the smaller of the following:
- The other state’s 2011 tax claimed as an itemized deduction, or
- The other state’s 2011 net tax liability.
If the credit is based on a tax liability paid in two different tax years, you may be required to restore the deduction to Oregon income in two different tax years. For more information, please contact us.
Important! You must include a copy of the other state’s return and proof of payment with your Oregon return.
39. Other credits. You may qualify for other nonrefundable credits listed on page 24. Please identify the credit using the numeric code. If you have only one “Other credit,” enter the numeric code on line 39x and the amount on lines 39y and 39. For example, if you’re claiming a $45 residential energy credit, enter “729” on line 39x and “$45” on lines 39y and 39. If you’re claiming more than one “Other credit,” do not enter a code or amount on line 39x or 39y. Instead, check box 39z and include Schedule OR-ASC with your return with the numeric codes and amounts of the credits. Enter the total from Schedule OR-ASC on Form 40, line 39.
- Biofuel consumer [code 744]. Do you use E85 or B99 fuel blends for your car? Do you heat your home with wood pellets or biodiesel that’s at least B20? If so, you may be eligible for this credit. Your credit is 50 cents per gallon of qualifying fuel blends, up to $200 per Oregon registered vehicle. For wood pellets, your credit is $10 per bone dry ton up to $200 per taxpayer. If heating your home with qualifying biodiesel, your credit is five cents per gallon up to $200.
- Child and dependent care carryforward [code 704]. To qualify, your net income tax on last year’s Oregon return must have been zero. Enter the amount of unused credit from a prior year. The prior tax carryforward plus your current year’s credit can’t be more than your Oregon tax liability on Form 40, line 41. You can carry forward any excess credit from line 35 over the next five years. If the carryforward isn’t used within five years, it’s lost.
You’re allowed a long-term care insurance premiums
- Your policy was issued in 2000 or later, and
- You, your parents, or your dependents are the policy beneficiaries, and
- You paid premiums for 2011.
The credit for single and joint filers is the smaller of 15 percent of the premiums paid or $500. If you’re married/RDP filing separately, the combined credits on the spouses’/RDPs’ returns can’t be more than the credit they would have been allowed on a joint return.
Any federal benefit due to a federal deduction for the premiums must be reported as an Oregon addition. See page 13.
Employers paying for long-term care insurance for employees may also claim this credit.
- Oregon Cultural Trust [code 722]. If you donate to an Oregon nonprofit cultural organization during the tax year and you donate a matching amount to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you can claim a tax credit. You can claim a tax credit of up to $500 per taxpayer ($1,000 on a joint return) for the amount you contributed to the Oregon Cultural Trust. Any federal benefit due to a federal deduction must be reported as an Oregon addition. For more information, please contact us. For more information about the Oregon Cultural Trust, go to www.culturaltrust.org.
- Residential energy [code 729]. You must purchase a qualifying energy efficient appliance or vehicle or install a solar device or geothermal system. Renters who purchase qualifying equipment or systems may also apply for this credit. Only vehicles registered in Oregon qualify for this credit. For more information, go to the Oregon Department of Energy’s website at www. oregon.gov/ENERGY, or call 503-378-4040 (Salem) or 1-800-221-8035 (toll-free from an Oregon prefix).
are not explained in this booklet. For more information,
go to our website or contact us.
- Advanced telecommunications facilities [code 701].
- Biomass production/collection [code 743].
- Business energy [code 703].
- Business tax credits from flow-through entity [code 736].
- Child Care Fund contributions [code 705].
- Claim of right income repayments [code 706].
- Crop donation [code 708].
- Diesel engine repower or retrofit [code 734].
- Electronic commerce zone investment [code 710].
- Employer-provided dependent care assistance [code 707].
- Employer scholarship [code 711].
- Energy conservation project [code 750].
- Farmworker housing [code 712].
- Fish screening devices [code 714].
- IDA donation [code 715].
- IDA withdrawal for home purchase [code 738].
- Loss of use of limbs [code 717].
- Low-income caregiver credit [code 718].
- Mutually taxed gain on the sale of residential property [code 720].
- On-farm processing machinery and equipment carryforward [code 721].
- Oregon Production Investment Fund [code 737].
- Oregon Veterans’ Home physicians [code 747].
- Pollution control facilities carryforward [code 724].
- Reforestation of underproductive forestlands [code 727].
- Renewable energy development contributions [code 749].
- Renewable energy resource equipment manufacturing facility [code 748].
- Reservation enterprise zone [code 728].
- Riparian land [code 735].
- Rural EMTs [code 742].
- Rural medical practitioners [code 731].
- Transportation projects [code 751].
- TRICARE provider [code 746].
- University venture fund [code 739].
- Water transit vessel [code 740].
Tax payments and refundable credits
42. Oregon income tax withheld. Fill in the total
Oregon tax withheld from your wages and other income shown on your Form(s) W-2, box 17 or on your Form(s) 1099. Don’t use the FICA (Social Security) tax withheld. Don’t use tax withheld from your wages by other states. Include a readable copy of your Form W-2 from each job and any Form(s) 1099 showing Oregon income tax withheld.
If you don’t have a Form W-2 or 1099, you must provide other proof of your Oregon tax withheld, such as a copy of a final paycheck stub or a letter from your employer. If you file before February 1, 2012, we can accept only Form(s) W-2 or 1099 as proof.
If you have tax to pay this year, you may want to increase the amount your employer withholds from your 2012 wages for Oregon. Download the publication Oregon Income Tax Withholding from our website or contact us to order it.
43. Estimated tax payments for 2011. Fill in the total estimated tax payments you made before filing your Oregon return. These payments were due April 18, 2011; June 15, 2011; September 15, 2011; and January 17, 2012. Include any payments you made with your Oregon extension. Also include any refund you applied to your 2011 estimated tax. If the department adjusted your applied refund, be sure to use the adjusted amount. If you need to verify your estimated payment amounts, please contact us.
44. Earned income credit (refundable). You’re allowed an Oregon earned income credit only if you qualify for the earned income credit on your federal return. Your Oregon credit is 6 percent of your federal credit. For example, if your federal credit is $400, your Oregon credit is $24 ($400 × 0.06). Note to RDPs: Use your “as if” federal return to see if you qualify for the Oregon credit.
45. Working family child care credit (refundable). This credit is available to low-income working families with qualifying child care expenses. To see if you qualify, go to page 28.
46. Mobile home park closure credit (refundable). Enter the amount from Schedule MPC, line 5. Include Schedule MPC with your return. For more information, go to our website or contact us.
Penalties and interest
50. Penalty and interest. Your tax is due by April 17, 2012. Your return is also due by April 17, 2012, unless you file for an extension.
Penalty. Include a penalty payment if you:
- Mail your payment after April 17 (even if you have an extension to file).
- File your return showing tax to pay after the due date or extension due date.
The late-payment penalty is 5 percent of the unpaid balance of your tax.
If you file more than three months after the due date or the extension due date, a 20 percent late-filing penalty will be added; that is, you will owe a total penalty of 25 percent of any tax not paid.
Interest. If you’re filing your return or paying your tax after April 17, 2012, include interest on any unpaid tax.
An interest period is each full month starting with the day after the due date. For example, April 18 to May 17 is a full month and an interest period.
The 2012 interest rate is 5 percent per year (0.4167 percent per month).
Interest is figured daily for periods of less than a month. Here’s how to figure daily interest:
Tax × 0.000137 × number of days
If the tax isn’t paid within 60 days from the date of our bill, the interest rate increases to 9 percent per year.
Note: Don’t calculate interest if you file late and expect a refund. It may delay processing of your refund.
51. Interest on underpayment of estimated tax. For 2011, you’ll have an underpayment if you paid less than 90 percent of the tax due on each estimated tax payment due date or tax owed is more than $1,000.
Use Form 10, Underpayment of Oregon Estimated Tax, to determine if you have an underpayment. Download the form from our website or contact us to order it. If you have an underpayment, you must file Oregon Form 10 with your return.
If you have an underpayment, fill in the amount of interest due from Form 10, line 34 on Form 40, line 51, and check the box. Include Form 10 with your return. If you meet an exception, enter the exception number on line 51a and do not include Form 10. If you used the Annualized Income Worksheet, check box 51b and file the form with your return.
53 Amount you owe. You may pay with a check, money order, electronic payment, or credit card.
Electronic payment from your checking or savings account
You can pay your current year income taxes, 2012 estimated income taxes, any prior year tax due, and amended return taxes directly from your checking or savings account. There is no fee to use this service. This option is available only through our website.
Credit card payments
You can pay with your Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card. Contact the service provider supporting Oregon’s program. The provider will charge you a convenience fee based on the amount of your tax payment. The service provider will tell you what the fee is during the transaction; you will have the option to continue or cancel the transaction before entering your credit card information. If you complete the credit card transaction, you will receive a confirmation number.
Keep this confirmation number as proof of payment - do not send with your return.
Credit card service provider:
Official Payments Corporation, 1-866-720-1327
For additional information on credit card payments and service providers, go to our website, or contact us.
Check or money order
- Make your check or money order payable to “Oregon Department of Revenue.”
- Write your daytime telephone number and “2011 Oregon Form 40” on your check.
- Use blue or black ballpoint ink. Do not use red or purple ink or gel pens.
- Do not send cash or a postdated check.
- Include your payment and the Form 40-V payment voucher on page 19 with Form(s) W-2 and Form(s) 1099.
Payment plan. If you cannot pay in full now, pay what you can. Use the payment voucher, Form 40-V, on page 19. We will help you set up a payment plan for the amount you do not pay with your return. Contact us as soon as possible to reduce penalties and interest.
Special instructions. Do you owe interest on line 51 and have an overpayment on line 48? If the interest you owe is more than your overpayment, you have an amount due. Subtract line 48 from line 51 and enter the result on line 53.
To finish your return, go to the signature block section below.
54. Refund. You must have a refund on line 54 to use lines 55–73.
55. Estimated tax. If you have a refund, you may apply part or all of it to your 2012 Oregon estimated income tax. Fill in the amount you want to apply. Do not fill in more than the amount on line 54.
Charitable checkoff donations
You can donate any of your refund to the charities listed on lines 56–67. You can also donate to two other charities on Form 40, line 68 and 69. Or, you can mail your donations to the addresses listed on our website. Do not mail your donation to the Department of Revenue. Donations will reduce your refund.
If you choose to donate to up to two charities listed below, enter the charity code on Form 40, in box 68a or 69a. Enter only one code in each box. Write the amount you want to donate next to the code on Form 40, line 68b or 69b.
- American Diabetes Association [code 3].
- Oregon Coast Aquarium [code 4].
- SMART [code 5].
- SOLV [code 6].
- St. Vincent DePaul [code 7].
- The Nature Conservancy [code 8].
- The Doernbecher Children’s Hospital [code 9].
- Oregon Humane Society [code 10].
- The Salvation Army [code 11].
- The Oregon Veteran’s Home [code 12].
- Planned Parenthood of Oregon [code 13].
- LIONS [code 14].
- Shriner’s Hospitals for Children - Portland [code 15].
- Special Olympics for Oregon [code 16].
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure [code 17].
- Cascade AIDS Project [code 28].
70. Political party contribution. You may contribute $3 of your refund to an Oregon political party. To make a contribution, enter one code from the list below in box 70a. If filing a joint return, your spouse/ RDP can contribute by entering one political party code in box 70b. Enter only one code per taxpayer.
- Constitution Party of Oregon [code 500].
- Democratic Party of Oregon [code 501].
- Independent Party of Oregon [code 502].
- Libertarian Party of Oregon [code 503].
- Oregon Republican Party [code 504].
- Pacific Green Party of Oregon [code 505].
- Progressive Party [code 506].
- Working Families Party of Oregon [code 507].
Donating to a political party reduces your refund. If you or your spouse/RDP want to donate, enter $3 on line 70. If you and your spouse/RDP want to donate, enter $6 on line 70. Note: This contribution does not qualify for the political contribution credit.
72. Net refund. You must reduce your refund by any amounts applied to 2012 estimated tax (line 55) and donations on lines 56–70. By law, we cannot issue a refund if you file your return more than three years after the return’s due date.
73. Direct deposit. Follow these instructions if you want us to deposit your refund directly into your bank account instead of mailing you a check:
- Contact your bank to make sure your deposit will be accepted and to get your routing and account numbers.
- Check the appropriate box, either checking or savings, but not both.
- Enter your nine-digit routing number. The routing number must begin with 01 through 12, 21 through 32, or 61 through 72.
- Enter the number of the account into which you want your refund deposited. The account number can be up to 17 characters (both numbers and letters). Do not include hyphens, spaces, or special symbols. Enter the number left to right and leave any unused boxes blank.
- Check yes only if your refund will go to an account outside the United States. Note: If you check yes, you will be issued a paper check.
Signature(s). Be sure to sign and date your return. If you’re filing a joint return, both taxpayers must sign.
Minor child’s return. If your child must file a tax return, you may sign the child’s name as his or her legal agent. Sign the child’s name and then write “By [your signature], parent (or other legal guardian) of minor child.”
Preparer signature. Anyone who prepares, advises, or assists in preparing personal income tax returns in exchange for compensation of any kind must be licensed and must sign the return. Contact the following agencies to check the status of your Oregon tax practitioner:
- State Board of Tax Practitioners in Salem, 503-3784034 for licensed tax consultants or preparers, or go to www.oregon.gov/OBTP.
- State Board of Accountancy in Salem, 503-378-4181 for public accountants and certified public accountants, or go to www.oregon.gov/BOA.
License number. Tax consultants and tax preparers: enter your license number. CPAs: enter your certificate number.
Before you file
To speed processing, put your Oregon return together as follows (Important! Do not attach these documents together or use staples, paperclips, or tape to assemble your return):
- Start with Form 40.
- Include Form(s) W-2 and any Form(s) 1099 showing Oregon tax withheld.
- Include your check or money order and completed Form 40-V payment voucher (page 19). If you’re paying by credit card or electronic payment, do not use Form 40-V.
- If applicable, place these items in the following
order behind the Oregon form:
- Schedule OR-ASC, Oregon Adjustments for Form 40 Filers.
- Oregon Amended ScheduleTIP.
- Copy (front and back) of your federal Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040NR, or 1040NR-EZ. If you are filing as an RDP, include the federal “as if” return. Write “RDP for Oregon Only” in blue or black ink on the top left corner of your “as if” federal return. Also include copies of the federal returns you and your RDP actually filed.
- Schedule WFC, Oregon Working Family Child Care Credit.
- Form 10, Underpayment of Oregon Estimated Tax.
- Proof required to claim credit for income taxes paid to another state.
- Form 243, Claim to Refund Due a Deceased Person.
- Form 24, Oregon Like-Kind Exchanges/Involuntary Conversions.
- Form FIA-40, Oregon Farm Income Averaging for Full-Year Residents.
- Exempt Income Schedule for Enrolled Members of a Federally Recognized American Indian Tribe.
- Schedule MPC, Mobile Home Park Closure.
- Transfer Notice for Certain Credits.
- Statements for lines that need explanation.
Do not include extension requests or any federal schedules. Keep these with your records. We receive some federal information from the IRS. We may ask for copies of schedules or additional information later.
How long do I have to file my return and get a refund?
You have three years from the due date of the return to file a claim for refund. By law, we cannot issue a refund if you file your return more than three years after the return’s due date.
To avoid processing delays, remember
Type or clearly print your name, Social Security number, date of birth, complete mailing address, and daytime telephone number on your return.
Double-check your math and other figures. The most common mistakes are math errors and the amount claimed for the federal tax subtraction. Please double- check your figures. People commonly use the wrong line or column on the tax tables.
Identify amounts on Form 40, lines 10, 18, and 39 as instructed.
Verify your bank account information if you are requesting direct deposit.
Include readable copies of Form(s) W-2 and 1099 showing Oregon tax withheld.
Sign your return (both spouses or RDPs must sign a joint return).
Include a copy of your federal return (front and back only) with your Form 40. Do not include federal schedules.
Include Form 40-V, the payment voucher, with your check or money order. If you’re paying by credit card or electronic payment, do not use Form 40-V.
Mail your return in a stamped envelope. Use a business envelope (4 × 9½ inches) or larger and be sure to use enough postage. Please do not use a smaller envelope - it delays processing.
Tax return mailing addresses
Mail refund returns or no-tax-due returns to:
PO Box 14700
Salem OR 97309-0930
Mail tax-to-pay returns to:
Oregon Department of Revenue
PO Box 14555
Salem OR 97309-0940
Oregon Tax Help Links
- » Oregon Form 10
- » Oregon Form 40
- » Oregon Form 40-V
- » Oregon Form 243
- » Oregon Form EF
- » Oregon Form WFC-DP
- » Oregon Schedule OR-529
- » Oregon Schedule OR-ASC
- » Oregon Schedule WFC
- » Additional Oregon forms
- » Additional Oregon State Income Tax Return Form, e-File, and Government Information
- » Access tax help for additional states