Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For some, filing deadline is tonight

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation's latest Advisory for Tax Professionals, posted today, includes information on the following topics: 
  • Avoid use of staples when filing paper returns.
  • Filing deadline is tonight for some business entities.
  • Filing on extension.
  • Estimated tax payments.
  • Other matters.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Office closed on Tuesday

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation will be closed tomorrow -- Tuesday, March 14, 2017 -- due to the storm. All State offices will be closed. Click here for details.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Free File program highlighted at Warwick event

Rhode Island Tax Administrator Neena S. Savage was among a number of federal, state, and private-sector officials who gathered at the Pilgrim Senior Center in Warwick today to highlight benefits of the Free File program.

The Rhode Island Free File program generally allows qualifying taxpayers to use a participating tax preparation software program to prepare and file their federal and Rhode Island personal income tax returns online at no charge. A special page on the Rhode Island Division of Taxation’s website lists the participating software programs and includes a summary of each. Click here to view it.

Speakers at today's Free File event in Warwick included (above, from left) U.S. Representative Jim Langevin, Bernie McKay of the Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation, Rhode Island Tax Administrator Neena Savage, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reminder on new filing deadlines

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today issued a reminder to tax professionals, businesses, and others that filing deadlines have changed for a number of different entities. For example, calendar-year partnerships, which formerly filed in April, now have a deadline of March 15 -- which is two weeks from today.

The Division's latest Advisory for Tax Professionals also includes information on the following topics:

  • Businesses filing on extension.
  • Estimated tax payments for businesses.
  • Personal income tax refund statistics.
  • Economic impact analysis reports online.



Friday, February 24, 2017

Two new Administrative Decisions

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today posted two new Administrative Decisions:

  • Decision 2017-03 considers the Rhode Island tax impact when one's federal income tax picture for a prior year is changed. 
  • Decision 2017-04 involves whether the taxpayer was a bona fide nonresident for purposes of use tax due on a motor vehicle purchase.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Advisory for Tax Professionals

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted an Advisory for Tax Professionals which includes information on the following topics:

  • Improvements to the “Where’s My Refund?” online tool.
  • Fighting refund fraud.
  • How to contact the Division of Taxation.
  • What’s new for filing season.
  • A list of recent Division of Taxation publications.
  • A list of recent Division of Taxation outreach efforts.
  • Answers to some questions involving filing season.
For more information, click here.


Friday, February 17, 2017

Practitioner Alert: Scam impersonates tax preparation software provider

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the Internal Revenue Service, and other Security Summit partners today warned tax preparers of an email scam that impersonates their tax preparation software provider. For more information, click here.