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Streamlined Sales Tax Recertifies Rhode Island


 Rhode Island Earns Streamlined Sales Tax Recertification

According to an advisory released by the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, the "Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board has found Rhode Island to be in compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement" and has recertified the state for another year.

The goal of Streamlined Sales Tax is to "simplify and modernize sales and use tax administration." In addition, certified members "can generate additional revenue … from out-of-state retailers that voluntarily collect and remit" the state sales tax. Such out-of-state retailers contribute approximately $2 million annually to Rhode Island.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.