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Rhode Island State Tax Information

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Rhode Island

Rhode Island Division of Taxation

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training

Withholding Requirements:

  • Register as employer by filing Form BAR (Business Application Registration)
  • Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate: RI-W4
  • Withholding Method = formula
  • Supplemental Rate = Withhold at 5.99%

Local Taxes:


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI):

Reserve ratio formula

Contribution rate Schedule I
State has a 2-Tier wage base. Most employers will use $23,000 for 2018. Employers in the highest tax group have a wage base of $24,500 for 2018.
Contribution Rates range from 1.10% to 9.7%
New employers use 1.5% for 2018
Rates do not include Job Development Assessment of .21%

State Disability Insurance (SDI):

Wage base $68,100 for 2017 and $69,300 for 2018
Withholding rate is 1.10% for 2018

State Labor Laws:

Minimum wage - $10.10 effective 1/1/18

Termination Pay - Fired/Quit - next regular payday.

New Hire Reporting:

Employers must report hiring, rehiring, and return to work within 14 days on Form W-4 (or equivalent), Internet or paper list to:
Rhode Island New Hire Reporting Directory
PO Box 335
Holbrook, MA 02343
Phone: 888-870-6461
Fax: 888-430-6907

Report online

Remit Withholding for Child Support to:

Bureau of Family Support
Department of Human Services
77 Dorance Street
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-458-4450

For more information click here

Reciprocal States:


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