Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Software cleared for e-file

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has cleared for use a number of tax-preparation software programs for electronic filing for tax year 2018. These programs have completed and passed acceptance testing for tax year 2018 for e-filing purposes. The list, which is now on the Division’s website, will be updated as needed.

(Note: Although the Rhode Island filing season officially begins January 28, some software providers may allow e-filing in advance of that date and hold the completed returns until the season officially starts.)

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation this filing season will accept the following returns under its electronic filing program:
  • Form RI-1040 
  • Form RI-1040NR 
  • Form RI-1120C 
  • Form RI-1120S 
  • Form RI-1065

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Sales tax filing calendar


The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted the 2019 version of its sales tax filing calendar. Geared mainly to businesses, the calendar shows due dates in 2019 for remitting not just sales tax, but also meals and beverage tax; hotel tax; tax on short-term residential rentals (such as beach cottages); tax on prepaid wireless; real estate conveyance tax, and other levies. To view or download, click here.

Division employees donate food for needy

A number of employees at the Rhode Island Division of Taxation recently donated more than 280 food items to the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to aid the needy.

Leading the drive were employees of the Division of Taxation's Audit & Investigation section. (See photo below)

Among the Division of Taxation staff members who took part in the food drive to aid the needy were (from left) Kathryn Demers, Sharon Moreno, and Patrick Gengarella.

Deadline for fourth-quarter payments

Today is the deadline for making fourth-quarter estimated payments of Rhode Island personal income tax. Payment must be made or postmarked by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2019. If you don’t have your own estimated tax coupons, blank copies are available on the Division of Taxation website.

January 15 is also the deadline for fourth-quarter estimated payments of income tax for calendar-year fiduciary filers (involving estates and trusts), pass-through withholding filers, and composite return filers. January 15 is also the reporting deadline for those subject to the bank deposits tax.


Monday, January 14, 2019

Recent developments

Sales tax


The Rhode Island Division of Taxation issued a reminder today that the annual sales tax reconciliation is due on or before January 31, 2019. Many such returns can be filed online; some must be filed on paper. For details, click here.

Withholding


The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted the withholding tax filing due date calendar for 2019. To view or download, click here.


Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Rhode Island filing season starts January 28

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation announced today that the start of the Rhode Island tax-filing season will be January 28. For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers and tax preparers, the Rhode Island launch date will be the same as the federal launch date.

The Division's announcement about the Rhode Island filing season also includes information about business returns, the filing deadline, and withholding.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Recent developments

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted the following:

  • An Advisory about tax changes that take effect January 1, 2019. Click here to view.
  • An Advisory about an inflation adjustment involving the gas tax, to take effect July 1, 2019. Click here to view.
  • The new booklet of income tax withholding tables (used by employers and others to calculate how much to withhold from an employee’s pay for Rhode Island personal income tax purposes). Click here to view.
  • The new version of Form RI W-4, “Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate” (which an employee may use to adjust the amount of Rhode Island personal income tax withheld from the employee's paycheck). Click here to view.