Monday, August 25, 2014

Tax credit report available online

The Division of Taxation has posted on its website the annual tax credit and incentive report, as required by Rhode Island statute.

The latest report lists the recipients of more than $14.8 million in certain state tax credits and incentives for the year ended June 30, 2014.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Regulation on paid preparers and due diligence

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today proposed a regulation involving penalties that may be imposed on paid tax preparers who fail to comply with due diligence requirements.

Regulation PIT 14-23 would help to implement a state law enacted in June 2013 that established specific penalties -- civil and criminal -- for paid preparers who prepare Rhode Island returns with the intent to wrongfully evade or reduce a tax obligation. (See Rhode Island General Laws Chapter 44-68.)

A public hearing on the regulation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, One Capitol Hill, Providence, R.I.  Also at that hearing, the Division of Taxation will take public comment regarding two regulations that are scheduled for repeal because the underlying statutes have been repealed: Regulation CT 88-09, “Business Corporation Tax/Net Worth Tax,” and a regulation which was related to the study of combined reporting, Regulation CT 11-15, “Combined Reporting (pro forma).”