Administrative Rule Adopted by Revenue Division Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
As a precondition to challenging the payment of the tax in a lawsuit, a taxfiler must file a protest in accordance with this Administrative Rule and pursue all administrative appeals under this Administrative Rule. Failure to follow the requirements of this Administrative Rule waives the taxfiler's right to protest pursuant to this rule. There are two ways to file a protest. A taxfiler can pay the tax and seek a refund or a taxfiler can challenge the tax prior to payment. A taxfiler should keep in mind that a failure to pay the tax when due may result in additional penalties and interest as provided in these rules.
1. Protests Prior to Payment of Tax. If prior to payment of any tax or penalties the taxfiler claims no tax or assessed penalties is owed, the taxfiler may protest imposition of the tax or penalties by following the procedures in this Administrative Rule. Failure to follow the requirements of this Rule waives the taxfiler’s right to protest the Division’s decision. To protest the assessed tax or penalties the taxfiler must do the following:
A. The taxfiler must submit written notice of the protest prior to the due date of the tax return. This written notice must be mailed to Portland Arts Tax, PO Box 1278, Portland, OR 97207-1278.
B. The taxfiler's protest must state the taxfiler’s name, address, year of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number and state the grounds for the protest. The Division shall mail a response to the taxfiler within 120 calendar days after the protest is filed.
C. If the Division denies the protest, the taxfiler may file a written request for reconsideration of the denial to the Director within 30 days of the postmark date of the Division’s response. This written request must be mailed to Portland Arts Tax, PO Box 1278, Portland, OR 97207-1278. The Director is not required to reconsider untimely requests for reconsideration.
D. If a request for reconsideration is timely received, the Director may uphold or reverse the Division’s decision. That decision is final and concludes all administrative appeals. The Director’s decision will be mailed to the taxfiler.
E. The Division’s notice that the tax is owed, its response to a protest, and the Director’s decision are each valid if sent to the taxfiler’s last known address.
2. Pay the Tax and Seek a Refund. If a taxfiler claims no tax or assessed penalties are owed, the taxfiler may protest the imposition of the tax or penalties by paying the tax and penalties and requesting a refund of their payment in accordance with this Administrative Rule.
A. In order to receive a refund, taxfilers must submit a written request to the Division within the later of:
1. Three years from the due date of the tax return; or
2. Two years from the date the payment was made.
B. Refund claims may be submitted by filing the Arts Tax Refund Request Form (Form AREF) in accordance with the provisions of this rule.
Amended by Director of Revenue Division January 9, 2018.
Amended by Director of Revenue Division June 28, 2016.
Amended by Director of Revenue Division May 8, 2015.
Amended by Director of Revenue Bureau May 2, 2013.
Adopted by Director of Revenue Bureau February 20, 2013.
Filed for inclusion in PPD March 4, 2013.
Adopted by Director of Revenue Division September 29, 2020 and filed for inclusion in PPD November 2, 2020.