Friday, January 19, 2018

Hearing in February on film tax regulation

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation plans to hold a public hearing on February 8, 2018, on proposed changes to its regulation involving the motion picture production tax credit (also known as the film tax credit).


Among other things, the Division would:
  • add a requirement that costs be arms-length transactions to qualify as costs for purposes of the credit;
  • delete video games from the definition of a motion picture;
  • change the language involving the sunset provision so that it reflects a recent update in the underlying law; and
  • change the regulation's format so that it complies with the Rhode Island Code of Regulations, a uniform state code.
A hearing on the proposed regulation was held earlier this month. However, because of an inter-agency scheduling matter, the hearing must be held again. For more information, click here.

Other regulations filed

The Division of Taxation continues to periodically file proposed and final regulations with the Rhode Island Department of State (Secretary of State).

Most of these have to do with the Division's months-long effort to streamline and re-codify its regulations. For the most recent such activity involving proposed regulations, click here. For the most recent such activity involving regulations filed as final, click here.

Office open tomorrow for amnesty

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation tomorrow will offer extended office hours for amnesty.

The Division will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to handle inquiries and provide other amnesty-related assistance to taxpayers and their advisers.

For more information about Saturday office hours for amnesty – and about amnesty itself, click here.






Thursday, January 18, 2018

Extended office hours tonight for amnesty

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation this evening will offer extended office hours for the state tax amnesty program. 


  • The deadline for filings and payments related to amnesty is exactly four weeks from tonight.


The Division's office, at One Capitol Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, is normally open to the public until 3:30 p.m. However, as a convenience for taxpayers and tax professionals, the Division will remain open to the public until 6:00 p.m. this evening, January 18.

The Division also will offer extended office hours this Saturday, January 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. To learn more about this and other dates for extended hours during amnesty, click here.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Employers warned about W-2 scam

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the Internal Revenue Service, and other Security Summit partners today urged all employers to educate their payroll personnel about a Form W-2 phishing scam that made victims of hundreds of organizations and thousands of employees last year.

The Form W-2 scam has emerged as one of the most dangerous phishing emails in the tax community. During the last two tax seasons, cybercriminals tricked payroll personnel or people with access to payroll information into disclosing sensitive information for entire workforces. To learn more, click here.



Filing season starts January 29

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation announced today that the filing season for Rhode Island resident and nonresident personal income tax returns will begin on Monday, January 29, 2018.

The Division also announced details on the April filing deadline, business returns, withholding, the annual sales tax reconciliation, sales permit renewals, and other matters.

To view the Advisory, click here




Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tax amnesty: Extended office hours today

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation's extended office hours for the state tax amnesty program take effect today, Tuesday, January 16.

The Division's office, at One Capitol Hill in Providence, Rhode Island, is normally open to the public until 3:30 p.m.

However, as a convenience for taxpayers and tax professionals, the Division will remain open to the public until 6:00 p.m. this evening.

To learn more about this and other dates for extended hours during amnesty, click here.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Non-collecting retailers, retail sale facilitators

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today issued a reminder for non-collecting retailers and retail sale facilitators about reporting and notice requirements. To learn more about this subject, which involves sales tax and use tax, click here.