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Tektronix, Inc . & Subsidiaries v. Department of Revenue
01:30 PM
Supreme Court Case 4
Marilyn J. Harbur on behalf of Department of Revenue
Robert T. Manicke and Brad S. Daniels on behalf of Tektronix, Inc. & Subsidiaries
Statement of Issues:
Tektronix, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Department of Revenue (S060912).

The Department of Revenue appeals from the Tax Court's grant of partial summary judgment in favor of the taxpayer, Tektronix, Inc.

On appeal, the issues as framed by the Department are:

(1) Did the Internal Revenue Service's 2005 Revenue Agent Report make a "change or correction" with respect to Tektronix's 1999 tax year liability under a provision of the Internal Revenue Code, for purposes of ORS 314.410(3)(b), thus allowing the Department to make adjustments in 2006 to Tektronix's second amended return for the 1999 tax year?

(2) Did the Tax Court err in failing to apply ORS 314.665(6)(a) and instead determining under OAR 150-314.665(4)(3)(b) that Tektronix's sale of goodwill must be excluded from the numerator and denominator of Tektronix's 1999 tax year sales factor for purposes of apportioning corporate excise tax, because it could not be readily attributed to a particular income producing activity, and further err in failing to determine the income producing activity for each of the seven items of intangible property that constituted what the Tax Court characterized as goodwill?

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