Friday, June 12, 2020

Reminder about postponed due date

This is the weekend that some taxpayers and tax professionals might normally use to prepare and file returns and make payments ahead of the June 15 due date.

However, because of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Rhode Island Division of Taxation has postponed certain key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. 

The relief applies to estimated payments of Rhode Island personal income tax and estimated payments of Rhode Island business tax, and to certain other filings and payments, that would normally be due on June 15, 2020. The deadline for those filings and payments is postponed to July 15, 2020.

No penalties and no interest will apply, regardless of the amount owed, if filings and payments are made on or before July 15, 2020. 

Tax preparers and taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or contact the Division of Taxation in any way in order to qualify for this Rhode Island filing and payment relief; the relief is automatic, and the Division has adjusted its systems accordingly. 

For more information, including a full listing of taxes and forms covered under the relief provision, click here.