Monday, October 19, 2015

Computer changeover starts next week

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation is changing over to a new agency-wide computer system – and the next phase starts a week from today.

Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan reminds taxpayers and tax practitioners that the changeover will take place on six consecutive business days: from Monday, October 26, 2015, through Monday, November 2, 2015. 

During that time, the Tax Division office at One Capitol Hill in Providence will remain open during its usual hours: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Phones will be staffed, emails answered, payments received, and returns accepted, as usual. But certain services will be limited, including issuing of letters of good standing and releasing motor vehicle license blocks, motor vehicle registration blocks, and certain liens and levies.

“We will remain open and we will continue to provide the kinds of services that are regularly used by the vast majority of taxpayers and practitioners,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. “However, we want to let everyone know now, in advance, that certain services used by a limited number of taxpayers and practitioners will not be available during the six-day changeover,” he said. For example, “If you’re blocked from renewing a driver’s license because you owe back taxes, you should pay the tax debt on or before this Friday, October 23,” Sullivan said. 
  • For more information, call the Division of Taxation at (401) 574-8829 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. business days. Or see the latest Advisory.