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Oregon Wrong to Assess Higher Property Tax Value, Court Says

Feb. 23, 2021, 10:01 PM

The Oregon Department of Revenue erred in assessing a higher property tax value for assets purchased by Tesoro Logistics Northwest Pipeline LLC, a crude oil company now known as Andeavor Logistics LP, than when the assets were owned by Chevron, the Oregon Tax Court found.

The Tax Court granted Tesoro’s motion for summary judgment and agreed that the maximum assessed value of the property in question for tax year 2014-15 should match that assessed to Chevron previously, according to the Feb. 19 order. It denied the Department of Revenue’s cross-motion for summary judgment.

In 2013, Tesoro purchased a...

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