Oregon Offers Disaster Tax Relief

Oregon offers disaster tax relief to taxpayers in federally declared disaster areas and in Oregon. In doing so, it will continue to match tax relief offered to taxpayers by the IRS.

Federally Declared Disaster Areas

First, Oregon tax relief postpones various tax filing and payment deadlines for taxpayers in areas affected by:

  • hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria; and
  • California wildfires.

The beginning of the relief period depends on when a disaster situation occurred. However, all affected taxpayers will have until January 31, 2018, to file returns and pay any taxes originally due during a relief period.

In addition, affected taxpayers are eligible for abatement of interest and penalties during these periods.

Oregon Fires

Also, while recent fires in Oregon did not result in a federal disaster declaration, the state provides relief when an event prevents a taxpayer from meeting tax deadlines. Penalty waivers in those situations will be decided on a case-by-case basis.

Details of federal relief are available on the IRS website. The Department of Revenue release is available on the DOR website. It contains contact and other information.

Release, Oregon Department of Revenue, November 3, 2017

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