Rhode Island Taxes

This short article describes the various aspects of the taxation system of Rhode Island and how the inhabitants of Rhode Island are taxed.

Rhode Island Tax Help

Personal Income Tax:
(401) 222-3911

Tax Forms:
(401) 222-1111

Hearing Impaired:
TDD (401) 222-6287

Rhode Island Income Tax

  • There are five different rates of income tax existing in Rhode Island which range from 3.75% to 9.9%.
  • Taxpayers are divided into two categories, namely single taxpayers and married taxpayers.
  • Same rates are applicable to both categories but the minimum taxable income varies from single taxpayers to married taxpayers. For example, 3.75% is taxed on the first $31,850 of taxable income of a single taxpayer. The same 3.75% is applicable to the first $53,150 for married taxpayers.
  • Income tax is due on the 15th of April each year or the next business day in the event when the 15th falls on a weekend or public holiday.

Rhode Island Sales and Excise Tax

  • There is a use tax or general sales tax which is 7% in Rhode Island which is considerably higher that the national average.
  • There is a special tax known as “cigarette tax” which is charged at $3.46 per pack of cigarettes.

Rhode Island Fuel Tax

  • In Rhode Island gasoline and diesel tax stands at stand at 32 cents per gallon.
  • Under the heading of “other taxes”, 1 cent per gallon of fuel is collected towards environmental protection. Each cent collected is further allocated half to the UST program and the other to the public transportation authority.

Rhode Island Corporate Income Tax

  • Corporate income tax is levied at a rate of 9% on all income earnings from corporations.
  • Rhode Island is the fifth largest state in terms of corporate income tax collection in the United States.

Rhode Island Property Tax

  • In Rhode Island, property tax is collected at both the local and state levels, more tax being collected by the state.

Rhode Island Federal Tax Expenditures and Burdens

  • Taxpayers in Rhode Island get federal funding with every dollar spent on paying federal tax.
  • In the year 2005 for every dollar given to federal tax, about $1.00 was put towards federal spending.

Rhode Island Tax Freedom Day

  • This is the day when the residents of Rhode Island are supposed to have earned sufficient money for payment of their annual tax bill.
  • Tax Freedom Day is usually counted as the day just before the annual tax returns are due.

Prior Year Rhode Island Personal Income Tax Forms

2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Where to mail FEDERAL IRS tax forms within Rhode Island

IRS Form If you ARE NOT enclosing a payment, use this address: If you ARE enclosing payment, use this address:
1040: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO  64999-0002
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008
1040A: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0015
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008
1040EZ: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Kansas City, MO 64999-0014
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 37008
Hartford, CT 06176-0008