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.
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.
Release, Oregon Department of Revenue, November 3, 2017