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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 7 Business Licenses Chapter 7.02 Business License Law
7.02.240 Persons to Whom Information May be Furnished.

A.  The Bureau may disclose and give access to information described in Section 7.02.230 to an authorized representative of the Department of Revenue, State of Oregon , or any local government of the State of Oregon imposing taxes upon or measured by gross receipts or net income, for the following purposes:

 

1.  To inspect the license registration or tax return of any taxfiler; 

 

2.  To obtain an abstract or copy of the license registration or tax return; 

 

3.  To obtain information concerning any item contained in any registration or tax return; or 

 

4.  To obtain information of any financial audit of any tax returns of any taxfiler.

 

Such disclosure and access will be granted only if the laws, regulations or practices of such other jurisdiction maintain the confidentiality of such information at least to the extent provided by the Business License Law.

 

B.  Upon request of a taxfiler, or authorized representative, the Bureau will provide copies of the taxfiler’s registration and/or tax returns filed with the Bureau for any license tax year.

 

C.  The Bureau may also disclose and give access to information described in Section 7.02.230 to:

 

1.  The City Attorney, his or her assistants and employees, or other legal representatives of the City, to the extent the Bureau deems disclosure or access necessary for the performance of the duties of advising or representing the Bureau, including but not limited to instituting legal actions on unpaid accounts. 

 

2.  Other  employees, agents and officials of the City, to the extent the Bureau deems disclosure or access necessary for such  employees, agents or officials to

 

a.  aid in any legal collection effort on unpaid accounts, 

 

b.  perform their duties under contracts or agreements between the Bureau and any other department, bureau, agency or subdivision of the City relating to the administration of the Business License Law, or 

 

c.  aid in determining whether a Bureau account is in compliance with all City, State and Federal laws or policies.

 

D.  Officials, employees and agents of the Bureau or City, prior to the performance of duties involving access to financial information submitted to the Bureau under the terms of the Business License Law, must be advised in writing of the provision of Section 7.02.730 relating to penalties for the violation of Sections 7.02.230 and 7.02.255.  Such employees, agents and officials must execute a certificate in a form prescribed by the Bureau, stating that the person has reviewed these provisions of law and is aware of the penalties for the violation of Sections 7.02.230 and 7.02.255.

 

E.  Prior to any disclosures permitted by this Section, all persons described in Subsection A. above, to whom disclosure or access to financial information is given, must:

 

1.  Be advised in writing of the provisions of Section 7.02.730 relating to penalties for the violation of Section 7.02.230; and 

 

2.  Execute a certificate, in a form prescribed by the Bureau, stating these provisions of law have been reviewed and they are aware of the penalties for the violation of Section 7.02.230.