Don’t Miss the April 2, 2018, Deadline for Oregon’s Construction-in-Process Property Tax Exemption

Construction-in-process (CIP) property tax exemption applications for the state of Oregon are due by April 2, 2018. The official due date of April 1 is deferred this year because it falls on a Sunday.

Organizations in the state with new buildings or structures under construction as of January 1, 2018, could potentially miss out on a year of tax relief if they file late. No filing extensions are allowed.

How It Works

Oregon provides a CIP property tax exemption for qualifying property for up to two years, with the exception of centrally assessed utility property.

Qualifying Property

The CIP exemption is allowed if, as of January 1, 2018, a building or structure is:

  • In the process of construction
  • Isn’t in use or occupancy
  • Hasn’t been in use or occupancy at any time prior to January 1, 2018
  • Is being constructed for income production

In the case of nonmanufacturing facilities, a building or structure is allowed the exemption if it’s going to be first used or occupied more than one year from the time construction commences.

If the property qualifies, the CIP exemption will also apply to machinery or equipment located at the construction site that is—or will be—installed or affixed to the building, structure, or addition.

Next Steps

Even organizations that missed the April 1, 2017, deadline for the 2017–2018 property tax year should still consider applying for the CIP exemption if their construction project has continued past January 1, 2018, and otherwise meets the qualifying criteria. They can still apply before April 2, 2018, and claim an exemption for the 2018-2019 property tax year.

In order to qualify for an exemption, Form OR-AP-CACFC, Application for Cancellation of Assessment on Commercial Facilities Under Construction, must be filed with the county assessor on or before April 2, 2018.

We’re Here to Help

For more information or for help determining if your locations will qualify your organization for the Oregon CIP property tax exemption, contact your Moss Adams professional or email