Rhode Island Income Taxes and RI State Tax Forms

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Rhode Island
"The Ocean State"

Rhode Island State Income Tax Return forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed together with an IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. In January 2020, you can e-File Tax Year 2019.

eFile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your IRS and Rhode Island State Tax Return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, 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 not an eFile.com policy but an IRS and State Agency policy. Therefore, you cannot e-File a Rhode Island Tax Return anywhere - not just eFile.com - without also e-filing the associated IRS Tax Return. However, please read on for good news. 

Find detailed instructions on how you can only prepare and mail in - not eFile - a Rhode Island 2018 Tax Return - here via eFile.com. However, you must download/print and sign the forms and mail them to the Tax Agency.

Function
Description
Prepare only a RI State Return
with a State Only Code: FreeFed19
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.
Automatic 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.

 

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2019 Rhode Island Income Tax Filing Deadlines by Tax Year

The majority of deadlines listed here are for Tax Year 2018. Some apply to upcoming Tax Years and some are IRS or Federal deadlines.

Deadline
Type
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return
Prepare and e-File an IRS (Due Date April 15, 2019) a Rhode Island State Income Tax Return (Due Date April 15, 2019) until October 15, 2019. - eFileIT*
Expired:
April 15, 2019
2018 Income Tax Extension
October 15, 2019
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 Rhode Island Tax Extension
Last day to e-File a 2018 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, 2019 via mail-in Forms.
Forms incl. Mailing Address are listed below.
Tax Year 2018
Income Tax Return after the April 15, 2019 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, 2019. (Optionally, the eFileIT* deadline is Oct. 15, 2019). 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
2019, 2020, etc.
Other State Tax Return, Extension, Amendment Deadlines
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
2019, 2020, etc.
IRS Federal Income Tax Return, Amendment, Extension Deadlines
April 15, 2022
2018 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 2018 Rhode Island Income Tax Return Refund. This deadline does not apply if you owe 2018 Income Taxes.

E-File These 2018 Rhode Island State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 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.

Form/Schedule
Description
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Form RI-1040
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Form RI-1040NR
Nonresident and Part Year Resident-Individual Income Tax Return
Form RI-1040H
Property Tax Relief Claim
Form RI-1040MU
Credit for Income Taxes Paid to Multiple States
Form RI-1310
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due-Deceased Taxpayer
Form RI-2210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts
Form RI Schedule II
Nonresident Tax Calculation
Form RI Schedule III
Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation
Form RI Schedule M
Modifications to Federal AGI
Determines your paycheck RI Tax Withholding amount per employer.
Step 1: Complete and submit to your employer(s).
Step 2: Estimate, Calculate your IRS Tax Withholding now.
Not filed with the State. Submit to Employer only.
State of Rhode Island Estimated Payment Coupon
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in only.
Payment Voucher Form. Complete and submit to the RI Division of Taxation - address is on the form - with your payment.
Cannot be e-Filed. Mail-in only.

* 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.

Automatic Rhode Island Tax Extension

For Tax Year 2018 you can e-File an IRS Tax Extension by April 15, 2019 for free on eFile.com (instructions on whether you should consider a Tax Extension or not). 

If you are certain that you cannot file your Rhode Island return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15, 2019. Please be aware that Rhode Island will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Rhode Island tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form RI-4868. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form RI-4868 is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form RI-4868 unless it is made electronically. Use eFile.com and prepare a Rhode Island tax return to find out what your Rhode Island state income tax payment will be.

Instructions on how to eFile an IRS tax extension for free on eFile.com by April 15, 2019.

The extended IRS/Rhode Island eFile deadline is Oct. 15, 2019 - eFileIT* now. If you plan to file or mail-in a Rhode Island tax return on paper - the Forms and Mailing Address are below - your due date is Oct. 15, 2019. 

2018 Tax Year Rhode Island Tax Forms

Rhode Island State Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2018) can be e-Filed in conjunction with a IRS Income Tax Return until October 15, 2019. Details on how to only prepare and print a Rhode Island 2018 Tax Return.  The RI Tax Forms and Mailing Address are below - click for the IRS Federal Income Tax Forms for Tax Year 2018.

Form/Schedule
Description
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Nonresident and Part Year Resident-Individual Income Tax Return
Property Tax Relief Claim
Credit for Income Taxes Paid to Multiple States
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due-Deceased Taxpayer
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts
Nonresident Tax Calculation
Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation
Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation

2017 Tax Year Rhode Island Tax Forms

Rhode Island state income tax forms for Tax Year 2017 (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017)  can no longer be prepared and e-filed. Complete the respective Form(s) below, sign, and mail them to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. In addition to filing Rhode Island Forms you might also have to file the 2017 IRS Tax Return Forms.

Form/Schedule
Description
Resident Individual Income Tax Return
Nonresident and Part Year Resident-Individual Income Tax Return
Property Tax Relief Claim
Credit for Income Taxes Paid to Multiple States
Statement of Claimant to Refund Due-Deceased Taxpayer
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates and Trusts
Nonresident Tax Calculation
Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation
Part-Year Resident Tax Calculation

Rhode Island Tax Facts, Information

Rhode Island Tax Information and Contacts

RI Tax Type
Description
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.
Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island Tax Payment Options
Rhode Island State Tax Agency Contacts
For Mailing Addresses and other contact information contact the RI Division of Taxation