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Rhode Island Withholding Tax

What is Rhode Island Withholding Tax?

Withholding tax is the amount of employee’s pay withheld by the employer and sent directly to the government as partial payment of state income tax.  The amount of withholding tax depends on employee’s income.  The Rhode Island state income tax is between 3.75%-5.99%. Therefore, the withholding tax should be similar to the state income tax range.

Employees do not need to take any action.  The employers/businesses will need to deduct the withholding tax from employee’s paycheck and submit and file the withholding tax to Rhode Island Dept of Revenue.

How much is Rhode Island Withholding Tax?

Since Rhode Island withholding tax withheld is used to pay for employee’s Rhode Island state income tax, the withholding tax should correlate with state income tax bracket.  The Rhode Island state income tax rate ranges from 3.75% to 5.99%.  The withholding tax should be within the state income tax rate range.

State Year  State Income Tax Rate Withholding Tax Rate
Rhode Island 2015 3.75%-5.99% 3.75% to 5.99%

How to File Rhode Island Withholding Tax?

Employees do not need to do anything.

Employers/Businesses need to register withholding tax account with Rhode Island Department of Revenue.  Depending the size of the company, every three months, the employers have to file a quarterly withholding reports and submit withholding tax to the Department of Revenue.  Most small businesses need to file quarterly while larger businesses need to file more frequently.

Rhode Island Withholding Tax Forms

How to Register for Rhode Island Withholding Tax?

Businesses with employees will need to register for Rhode Island Withholding account. The easiest and fastest way to register for Withholding tax is online.

Click here to register for Rhode Island Withholding Tax.

When to File and Deadlines for Rhode Island Withholding Tax Return

Generally, Rhode Island Withholding Tax returns have to be filed every three months, ending on March 31 (Q1), June 30 (Q2), September 30 (Q3) and December 31 (Q4). Typically, the deadline to mail Rhode Island Withholding Tax return is the last day of the following month.

Quarter Months Deadline
Q1 January - March April 30
Q2 April - June July 31
Q3 July - September October 31
Q4 October - December January 31

Rhode Island RI Withholding Tax Contacts and Address:

For more information or help on Rhode Island Withholding Tax, please use the contact information below

Website Rhode Island Dept of Revenue
Telephone  (401) 574-8829
Email Leo.Lebeuf@tax.ri.gov
Address Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence  RI 02908