Rhode Island Sales Tax Rules and Regulations - Taxify

Rhode Island State Sales Tax

Quick Guide

Contact Information

Website: www.tax.ri.gov
Phone: (401) 574-8955

Sales Tax Rate

Base Rate: 7.000%

Rhode Island Sales Tax Facts

Is Rhode Island a destination or origin based state? Destination
Is Rhode Island a SST Certified State? Yes
Are zero file returns required in Rhode Island? Yes
Is shipping taxable in Rhode Island? Yes, if the item is taxable so is the shipping. If the item is not taxable, the shipping is not either.

Rhode Island Nexus Information

Triggers for Nexus

Delivery vehicles
Independent contractors or representatives

Does Amazon Have Warehousing in Rhode Island?


Rhode Island Filing Dates


January collections – February 20
February collections – March 20
March collections – April 20
April collections – May 20
May collections – June 20
June collections – July 20
July collections – August 20
August collections – September 20
September collections – October 20
October collections – November 20
November collections – December 20
December collections – January 20


Q1 – April 20
Q2 – July 20
Q3 – October 20
Q4 – January 20

Other Rhode Island Sales Tax Information

Filing Requirements: You are able to file your returns online or via paper.

What Will You Need: As with most websites, online filing requires a username and password as well as your Rhode Island Certificate number.

Paper filing is available in many forms. Rhode Island is an SST state, so if you are a registered seller you can use the Streamlined Sales Tax Return. If you are not part of SST, you will use either a monthly report or quarterly report, depending on your determined filing frequency. Filers are also required to submit an Annual Reconciliation Form (for 2014). A new form is added to the website each year.

Register For a Sales Tax License: You can register by mail by filing a Business Application and Registration Form or by going online and completing the application through the state’s Division of Taxation Combined Online Registration Service.

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