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Oregon's Forest Tax Programs
What tax programs are available? Do I qualify?
Oregon's stewardship foresters can provide general information on how to qualify for various forest tax programs (summarized below) and the differences between them. 
 
For specific information related to taxes on land and timber, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue. Their website explains how the programs work, differences between programs, criteria to qualify, how to apply, forestland values, tax rates, and lots more.
 
 
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Forestland Program
In 2004 all owners with more than two acres of forestland were transferred to a new Forestland Program. Land is taxed at a s pecial rate that is based on the typical price paid for land managed for the production of harvestable timber. No privilege tax is paid when the timber is harvested. 
 
Learn more about the specific details of this tax program by contacting or visiting the Department of Revenue's website
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Small Tract Forestland Option
Owners with 10 to 4,999 acres may apply for a special program, the Small Tract Forestland Option. This program taxes forestland at 20 percent of the special assessment value as set by the Department of Revenue for the Forestland Program. The remaining amount is paid as the timber is harvested.
 
Applications for this program are available from your county assessor and are due by April 1. 
Learn more about the specific details of this tax program by contacting or visiting the Department of Revenue's website.
 
 


Forest Products Harvest Tax
The Forest Products Harvest Tax applies if and when timber is harvested. The Oregon Department of Revenue administers these taxes. 
 
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