The asset list should include the purchase price and year purchased. If you don’t have the information available, you may supply an owner’s estimate of value for the item. All items used in the business should be reported whether you purchased the item new, at an auction or if it was a donation or gift.
If the purchase price/cost is known, the asset will be depreciated based on depreciation tables supplied by the Oregon Department of Revenue. If the value is “owner’s estimate” or if the assessor’s office needs to apply an estimate, the item will not depreciate.
You will also need to report assets that you have disposed of or sold so they may be removed from the asset list. Include the date, reason for removal and where the asset went to.
A: You may appeal the late filing penalty to the local Board of Property Tax Appeals (BOPTA).
BOPTA may waive all or a portion of a late filing penalty if:
A: You will need to file a return in each county you do business in and report the assets that were in that county on January 1. It's not unusual for local businesses to report assets that are in Josephine County on January 1 to our office and report assets in Jackson County on January 1 to the Jackson County Assessor's Office.
A: If the business is staying in Josephine County, the assessor’s office simply needs the new address so that you are billed at the correct tax rate for your location. If the business is moving to a different county, you will need to notify our office of the date you leave Josephine County and you will also need to report your assets to your new county’s assessor.
A: Inform the assessor’s office of the closing date of the business and explain what happened to the assets. Were the assets sold to another business? Are you storing the assets? Were the assets discarded?
A: The assessor’s office will need to know the date you took possession of the business assets, an asset list and your mailing address. Be aware that property taxes follow the assets and you may wish to contact the tax collector's office to determine if there are outstanding taxes owed.
A: The assessor’s office will need to know the date the business opens, the location of the business and a list of the business assets. The asset list should include the purchase date and purchase price of each item.
A: No. Business personal property is taxed using the same rates as the real property upon which it is located.
A: The assessor’s office will need to know the sale date, contact information for the new owner and a list of assets that were sold to the new business owner. We need to be informed as to what happened to any assets that were not included in the sale. Depending upon the timing of the sale you may be responsible for one more year of property taxes for the business.
A: No. Effective with 2016 filings, House Bill 2484 amended ORS 308.290 changing the due date and eliminating filing extensions.