TAX & LICENSE / STATE TAX SYSTEM

Personal Income Tax
Rhode Island imposes a personal income tax according to a graduated tax table that considers taxable income and filing status. Many possible credits and exemptions can affect the state income tax liability. For more information or answers to your questions, contact the state tax division.

Real Estate Conveyance Tax
Interests in real estate valued over $100 are subject to a conveyance tax of $2.00 per $500 of the purchase price of the property, including any liens or encumbrances that remain at the time of sales. Unless otherwise agreed, the tax will be paid by the grantor.

Sales & Use Tax
Rhode Island imposes a 7 percent sales tax on retail goods (with the exception of food and clothing) and certain utility services. Use taxes apply to items purchased outside of the state and brought into Rhode Island like catalog or Internet purchases.

Property & Real Estate Tax Information
Real estate and personal property taxation falls under the jurisdiction of the city or town governments in Rhode Island.  For answers to specific questions, contact the appropriate tax assessor’s office:

Bristol County
Barrington 401-247-1900
Bristol 401-253-7000
Warren 401-245-7342

Kent County
Coventry 401-821-6400
East Greenwich 401-866-8601
Warwick 401-738-2000
West Greenwich 401-392-3800
West Warwick 401-822-9200

Newport County
Jamestown 401-423-7200
Little Compton 401-635-4509
Middletown 401-847-7300
Newport 401-846-9600
Portsmouth 401-683-1536
Tiverton 401-625-6709

Providence County
Burrillville 401-568-4300
Central Falls 401-727-7400
Cranston 401-461-1000
Cumberland 401-728-2400
East Providence 401-435-7574
Foster 401-392-9200
Glocester 401-568-6206
Johnston 401-553-8818
Lincoln 401-333-8449
North Providence 401-232-0900
North Smithfield 401-767-2202
Pawtucket 401-728-0500
Providence 401-421-5900
Scituate 401-647-2919
Smithfield 401-233-1014
Woonsocket 401-767-9272

Washington County
Charlestown 401-364-1233
Exeter 401-294-5734
Hopkinton 401-377-7780
Narragansett 401-789-1044
New Shoreham 401-466-3217
North Kingstown 401-268-1531
Richmond 401-539-9000
South Kingston 401-789-9331
Westerly 401-348-2541

 

Rhode Island Division Of Taxation

General Information
401-222-3050
www.tax.ri.gov

Taxpayer Forms
401-574-8970

E-filing of Income Tax
401-574-8805

Electronic Fund Transfers
401-574-8901

Excise Tax Information
401-574-8955

Estate Tax Information
401-574-8700

 

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