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Rhode Island Tax Amnesty


The Rhode Island 2013 Budget Bill (HB 7323) includes provisions for a Tax Amnesty program in Rhode Island (Chapter 44-6.4).

In a Summary of Legislative Changes, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation explains, “The amnesty will be open to all taxpayers who are delinquent on any state taxes—such as personal income tax, sales and use tax, corporate income tax, or unemployment insurance tax.”

If an application for amnesty is accepted “…the Tax Administrator generally will waive all related penalties—and reduce the applicable interest rate by 25 percent.”

In order for an application to be complete, the taxpayer must pay “…the tax and interest due upon filing the amnesty tax return, or…[enter] into a bona fide installment payment agreement for reasons of financial hardship.”

The Rhode Island Tax Amnesty program runs from September 2, 2012 through November 15, 2012.

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Susan McLain
Avalara Author Susan McLain
Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”