Rhode Island Income Taxes and RI State Tax Forms

Rhode Island State Income Taxes for Tax Year 2021  (January 1 - Dec. 31, 2021) can be prepared and e-Filed now along with an IRS or Federal Income Tax Return (or you can learn how to only prepare and file a RI state return). Attention: The Rhode Island tax filing and tax payment deadline is April 18, 2022. Find IRS or Federal Tax Return deadline details.

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Rhode Island
"The Ocean State"

Want to only prepare and eFile a RI Tax Return? The IRS and the respective State Tax Agencies require you to e-file a Federal Income Tax Return at the same time you e-file a State Tax Return. This is an IRS and State Tax Agency policy, not an eFile.com policy. Thus, you technically cannot e-File anywhere - not just eFile.com - a Rhode Island Tax Return without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. eFile.com makes it easy for you to prepare and e-file your IRS and Rhode Island State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns).

Having stated this, there is an option to only prepare a Rhode Island Tax Return on eFile.com: Detailed instructions on how to only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Rhode Island 2020 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. You can complete and sign the 2020 tax return forms online here on eFile, before you download, print and mail them to the state tax agency. The address is listed on the form. Find the IRS mailing address via this link.

Function
Description
Prepare only a RI State Return without an IRS return. Details
Step by Step instructions on how to only Prepare and Download - not eFile - State Returns on eFile.com.
Where Is Your Rhode Island Tax Refund Money?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the Tax Agency.
Step 2: Check your Rhode Island Tax Refund Status.
Where is Your IRS Refund?
Step 1: Sign into your eFile.com account and check acceptance by the IRS.
Step 2: Check your IRS Tax Refund Status.
Rhode Island Income Tax Extension
Rhode Island Income Tax Amendment
How to correct a rejected Tax Return
If your RI Tax Return was rejected by the RI Tax Agency - not eFile.com - instructions on how to correct a rejected Rhode Island Tax Return.
Rhode Island IRS Late Filing, Tax Payment Penalties

1. Late Filing Penalty:There is only a late payment penalty as detailed below.
2. Late Payment Penalty: A delinquent penalty is charged when at least 90% of the tax is not paid by the deadline. The penalty amounts to 5%. A one-time 5% delinquent penalty and interest accruing at 1.25% per month will be charged on any taxes owed not paid by the original tax return due date.
3. IRS Penalties: Calculate and Estimate your potential IRS Income Tax Return Penalties.

RI Tax Return Mailing Addresses
Find various Rhode Island Mailing Addresses for tax returns, tax amendments, and tax payments. 
Rhode Island Income Tax Brackets
Rhode Island Income Tax Forms
Rhode Island Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment benefits is fully taxed in Rhode Island.

 

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2021 Rhode Island Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2021. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 18, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 18, 2022) a Rhode Island State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 18, 2022) until October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. - eFileIT
April 18, 2022
2021 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Rhode Island Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2021 Rhode Island State Income Tax Return for Tax Extension Filers and late eFilers. You can only e-File (to file by paper see below) Rhode Island Income Tax Return together with an IRS Tax Return. eFileIT
October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2021
Income Tax Return after the April 18, 2022 Rhode Island Tax Extension
Deadline for taxpayers who got a RI Tax Extension to file their RI Income Tax Return by mail-in Forms - the Forms incl. mailing addresses are listed below - is October 15, 2022 October 17, 2022. (Optionally, the eFileIT deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022). Instructions on how to only - without the IRS return - prepare and file a Rhode Island State Income Tax Return on eFile.com.
Tax Amendment for all Tax Years
IRS Due Dates
IRS Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
2022, 2023, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2022, 2023, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2025
2021 Rhode Island Income Tax Return Refund.
IRS Tax Return Refund Claim Deadline
The last day to file - you will not face late filing penalties - and claim your 2021 Rhode Island Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2021 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2021 Rhode Island State Tax Forms

Prepare and e-file these state forms for 2021 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on eFile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Description
Year
Status

* Due to IRS and State Tax Agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a State Income Tax Return while also e-filing a Federal Income Tax Return. This is not an eFile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. You can however prepare all 44 State Income Tax Returns on eFile.com if you have already e-Filed or filed your IRS return. Instructions on how you can ONLY prepare and file State Income Tax Return(s). Only on eFile.com can you prepare, file or e-file unlimited State Tax Returns for one low price and not pay for each State return like you would do on H&R Block® vs. TurboTax®. Dare to Compare Now.

Rhode Island Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2021, if you expect a refund or you don't owe taxes, you do not have to file a tax extension. However, if you believe you will owe taxes and can't file on time, you should take action and here are the options available for Rhode Island:

  • If you do not owe Rhode Island income taxes by the tax deadline of April 18, 2022, you do not have to prepare and file a RI tax extension. In case you expect a RI tax refund, you will need to file or e-File your RI tax return in order to receive your tax refund money. 
  • If you owe RI income taxes, you will either have to submit a RI tax return or extension by the April 18, 2022 tax deadline in order to avoid late filing penalties. The extension will only avoid late filing penalties until Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. Note: Unless you pay all your Taxes or eFile your tax return by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022, the late filing penalties will start again after Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022. You have the following options to file a RI tax extension:
    • Pay all or some of your Rhode Island income taxes online via: State of Rhode Island . Paying your RI taxes online on time will be considered a RI tax extension and you do not have to mail in Form RI-4868.
    • Complete Form RI-4868, include a Check or Money Order, and mail both to the address on Form RI-4868.
    • Even if you filed an extension, you will still need to file your RI tax return either via eFile or by paper by Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022.
  • Important: If you owe Rhode Island and/or IRS income taxes and do not file an IRS and Rhode Island tax return or extension by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to IRS and RI late filing penalties. Estimate IRS late filing, payment penalties. In addition, if you do not pay your taxes by April 18, 2022, you will be subject to late tax payment penalties. Filing an extension on time will ONLY eliminate the late filing penalties but not the late tax payment penalties. Late filing penalties are generally higher than late payment penalties, thus file something on time even if you can't pay anything on time!

The deadline to e-file an IRS extension for 2021 Tax Returns is April 18, 2022. e-File a 2020 Tax Extension for free on eFile.com. Here are instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not.

The extended IRS/Rhode Island eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2022 Oct. 17, 2022 - eFileIT.  Or, if you plan to file or mail-in a Rhode Island tax return on paper, the RI Mailing Addresses are listed below.

Rhode Island Unemployment Benefits

Unemployment benefits is fully taxed in Rhode Island.

Rhode Island State Tax Payment Options
You can select one of these payment options either after you have e-filed or filed your 2021 Rhode Island Tax Return. Alternatively, you can pay Rhode Island income taxes here prior to filing (e.g in the case of an extension). Plus, you can make online Rhode Island tax estimate payments for next tax year. If you eFiled your taxes and pay online, you do not have to send in Rhode Island paper forms (e.g. payer tax return, extension form, or tax estimate form).
Submit a tax payment through the state tax agency's site. When you're on the site, select the "Voucher - 1040-V & 1040NR-V" option, then follow the on-screen prompts to enter and submit your information (e.g. SSN, Tax Year, Form Type, Filing Status).
Use this payment option if you want to pay your tax payment via your credit or debit card. There is an additional service fee added to each payment you submit with your card.
Check or Money Order with Form RI-1040V
Complete voucher Form RI-1040V and attach it to your check or money order payable to "R.I. Division of Taxation". Write your Social Security number, "Form RI-1040V", and daytime phone number on the check. Mail them to the Form RI-1040V address below.
Use this payment option if you wish to submit your payment via check or money order in the mail. 
Estimated Tax Payment Options
Choose one of these options: 1) Pay via credit or debit card through the state tax agency's site (choose the "Extension-4868" option).Be aware that a service fee is added to each payment you submit with your card. 2) Complete voucher Form RI-1040ES. Attach a check or money order for the tax period payable to "Rhode Island Division of Taxation". Mail the voucher and check/money order to the Form RI-1040ES address here.
Use one of these payment options if you want to submit estimated taxes rather than submit all your taxes owed at once. 
Many of these online IRS tax payment options can be used before or after you e-Filed your Income Taxes. You can pay tax extension and tax estimate payments. For estimate payments, you do not have to submit a form. Extension you can eFile on eFile.com for free.
These payment options are independent from you preparing and eFiling your tax returns on eFile.com. eFile.com offers these payment options for the convenience of all tax payers.

 

Rhode Island Tax Return, Amendment, etc. Mailing Addresses
Addresses to mail Rhode Island Tax Returns, Amendments, Extensions, or Tax Payments.
RI Tax Return or Amended Tax Return: Address if you expect a Tax Refund on your Tax Return
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908 – 5806
RI Tax Return or Amended Return: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment.
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908 – 5807
RI Tax Extension: Address if you owe Taxes and include payment. Tax Extension Payments, include Form RI-4868. Tip: Make Tax Payments online and you will not have to mail in Form RI-4868.  See above.
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5807
RI Tax Payment: include voucher Form RI-1040V
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908
RI Tax Estimate Payments: include Form RI-1040ES.
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908

 

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