(1) Except as otherwise specifically provided in rules adopted under ORS 305.193 or in other law, it shall be unlawful for the Department of Revenue or any officer or employee of the department to divulge or make known in any manner the amount of income, expense, deduction, exclusion or credit or any particulars set forth or disclosed in any report or return required in the administration of ORS 310.630 to 310.706, required in the administration of any local tax pursuant to ORS 305.620, or required under a law imposing a tax upon or measured by net income. It shall be unlawful for any person or entity to whom information is disclosed or given by the department pursuant to ORS 314.840 (2) or any other provision of state law to divulge or use such information for any purpose other than that specified in the provisions of law authorizing the use or disclosure. No subpoena or judicial order shall be issued compelling the department or any of its officers or employees, or any person who has acquired information pursuant to ORS 314.840 (2) or any other provision of state law to divulge or make known the amount of income, expense, deduction, exclusion or credit or any particulars set forth or disclosed in any report or return except where the taxpayer’s liability for income tax is to be adjudicated by the court from which such process issues.
(2) As used in this section:
(a) “Officer,” “employee” or “person” includes an authorized representative of the officer, employee or person, or any former officer, employee or person, or an authorized representative of such former officer, employee or person.
(b) “Particulars” includes, but is not limited to, a taxpayer’s name, address, telephone number, Social Security number, employer identification number or other taxpayer identification number and the amount of refund claimed by or granted to a taxpayer. [1957 c.632 §34 (enacted in lieu of 316.740 and 317.535); 1971 c.682 §1; 1975 c.789 §13; 1979 c.690 §1; 1993 c.726 §25; 1999 c.580 §1; 2003 c.541 §4]Section: Previous 314.784 314.805 314.810 314.815 314.820 314.825 314.830 314.835 314.840 314.845 314.850 314.855 314.860 314.865 314.870 Next
Last modified: August 7, 2008