Rhode Island Income Taxes and RI State Tax Forms

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Your Rhode Island Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your 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 efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Rhode Island Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Rhode Island State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 15, 2019
Tax Extension
Rhode Island Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 15, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Rhode Island State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Rhode Island State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

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
efileIT Now*
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
Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate
Cannot be efiled
State of Rhode Island Estimated Payment Coupon
Cannot be efiled
Form RI 1040V
State of Rhode Island Payment Voucher
Cannot be efiled


* 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. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Rhode Island efile Error Codes

If your Rhode Island state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, 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.

How To File a Rhode Island Tax Extension

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 efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form RI-4868 on efile.com. 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.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Rhode Island Tax Amendment

Amended Rhode Island tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Rhode Island tax amendment.

Important Reminder! If you are filing a Rhode Island tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.

2017 Tax Year Rhode Island Tax Forms

Rhode Island state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.

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

2016 Tax Year Rhode Island Tax Forms

Rhode Island state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue.

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

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 $61,300 of taxable income
  • 4.75% on taxable income between $61,300 and $139,400
  • 5.99% on taxable income above $139,400

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 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 State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Rhode Island Division of Taxation at (401) 574-8829, option #3.

For more information on Rhode Island state income taxes, you can visit the website of the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.

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