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Prepare and efile Your Rhode Island Tax Return
The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Rhode Island state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal filing requirements to see if you need to file a federal income tax return.
Rhode Island Income Tax Filing Deadline
The regular deadline to file a Rhode Island state income tax return is April 15.
|Tax Deadline Date
||Type of Income Tax Return
||Filing Deadline / Due Date Description
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Rhode Island State Tax Return
||Due date for Rhode Island State Income Tax Returns
|April 18, 2017
||2016 Rhode Island State Tax Extension
||Due date for Rhode Island extensions
|October 16, 2017
||2016 Rhode Island State Tax Return
||Last day to efile a 2016 Rhode Island State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers
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Tax Year 2016 Rhode Island State Tax Forms
All of the following Rhode Island state tax forms are supported by the efile.com software:
Rhode Island State Tax Forms That Cannot Be efiled
Rhode Island Tax Withholding Form
| Form RI W-4
||Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Rhode Island Tax Payment Forms
RI Tax Extensions
||Rhode Island Extension Instructions
||How to File
If you need more time to file your Rhode Island state Resident or Nonresident tax return, use Form RI-4868, State of Rhode Island Application for Extension of Time, to obtain an automatic 6-month extension. If you do not owe any RI state taxes due, you do not have to file the state extension form.
An extension of time to file does not extend the time you have to pay any taxes owed. If you need to make a RI tax payment, it must be paid on or before April 18, 2017. You can make your tax payment by credit card (via phone or online) by following the instructions on Form Form RI-1040 or 1040NR.
If you are making your payment via check or money order, make the order payable to the "R.I. Division of Taxation." Do not send cash. Make sure your name and address appear on your check or money order. Write "Form RI-4868", your daytime phone number, and your social security number on your check or money order.
Prepare and submit Form RI-4868
Rhode Island state tax amendments can only be filed by mail; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to prepare and file an amended Rhode Island tax return.
Important Reminder! If you need to file a Rhode Island tax amendment, then you may also need to file a federal tax amendment.
2015 Rhode Island Tax Forms
Rhode Island tax returns for 2015 cannot be prepared and efiled online. Download the tax forms, complete them, print them, and mail them to the State of Rhode Island Division of Taxation.
||How to File
||Resident Individual Income Tax Return
||Download, fill out, print out, sign, and mail
||State of Rhode Island Estimated Payment Coupon
||Rhode Island Property Tax Relief Claim
||Credit for Income Taxes Paid to Multiple States
||Nonresident Individual Income Tax Return (To Be Used By Nonresident and Part-Year Residents)
|Form RI 1040V
||Rhode Island Return Payment Voucher
|Form RI 1310
||Statement of Claimant to Refund Due-Deceased Taxpayer
||Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts
|Form RI Schedule III
||Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation
Where's My Refund? - Check Your Rhode Island State Tax Refund Status
If you efiled your RI tax return, wait at least two to three weeks before checking the status of your state refund. If you filed your return on paper, it usually takes four to six weeks for the return to be processed. File electronically or early in the tax season to get your Rhode Island state tax refund faster.
Check your Rhode Island state tax refund status online.
RI efile Error Codes
If your Rhode Island state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.
View a list of all Rhode Island State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.
Rhode Island Tax Facts
RI Income Tax:
Rhode Island individual income is taxed across three tax brackets at three graduated rates.
- 3.75% on the first $60,850 of taxable income
- 4.75% on taxable income between $60,850 and $138,300
- 5.99% on taxable income above $138,300
RI Sales Tax:
The state's sales tax rate is 7%. In addition, there is a 6% hotel tax on room rentals in hotels, motels, and lodging houses.
More information on Rhode Island Sales Tax
RI Personal Property Tax:
Personal property (real and tangible) tax assessments and collections in Rhode Island are only administered locally. They are handled by the municipal assessors and collectors in the jurisdictions where the properties are located.The only exception is the fire district taxes collected in several rural communities.
A taxpayer who owned real property and/or made real property improvements during the Tax Year (as of midnight on December 31) is required to file a personal property statement reporting them prior to the filing year.
The state has a property tax relief credit available for residents whose total household income doesn't exceed $30,000. The refund is calculated based on the amount by which property taxes (or rent) exceed a percentage of the household income. The maximum refund is $300. Tax credit applicants must file Form RI-1040H, Rhode Island Property Tax Relief Credit.
Odd Tax Fact:
There is no sales tax on the boarding of animals at kennels and the boarding of animals at veterinary hospitals for medical care. However, the tax applies to supplies (including food) that were purchased by a kennel or primary veterinary operator for operating a kennel/veterinary business.
RI State Tax Agency:
For more information, you can visit the website of The State of Rhode Island Division of Taxation.
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