Rhode Island state sales tax rate7%
* Due to varying local sales tax rates, we strongly recommend using our Rhode Island sales tax calculator to determine the exact sales tax rate for your location.
Rhode Island sales tax information
The Rhode Island (RI) state sales tax rate is currently 7%. Rhode Island is one of the few states with a single, statewide sales tax.
Businesses that sell, rent or lease taxable tangible personal property at retail in Rhode Island must register with the state and collect sales tax. Providers of taxable services must also register with the state.
Rhode Island is a Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) state. As such, Rhode Island encourages out-of-state businesses without a sales tax obligation to register with the state and collect sales tax. Avalara is a Certified Service Provider (CSP) for SST.
Taxable goods and services purchased for use by a business without the payment of sales tax to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation require the payment of use tax through the filing of a Consumer's Use Tax Return.
Rhode Island sales tax guide for businesses
Our free, online guide covers all aspects of managing Rhode Island sales tax compliance. Topics include:
- Business registration
- Collecting sales tax
- Filing sales tax returns
- State nexus obligations
- And more!
Rhode Island sales tax calculator
Enter a valid address below and get the sales tax rate for the exact location
Why can't I just use the ZIP code?
- There are often multiple sales tax rates per ZIP code, county, and city.
- ZIP codes often overlap, or become subsets of other ZIP codes, or represent no geographic region at all.
- ZIP codes aren't stable. In any given year, the USPS makes numerous boundary changes to ZIP code areas.
For the most accurate sales tax rate, use an exact street address.
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Combined Tax Rate%
What do these tax rates mean?
The combined tax rate is the total sales tax rate of the jurisdiction for the address you submitted.
The jurisdiction breakdown shows the different sales tax rates making up the combined rate.
While most taxable products are subject to the combined sales tax rate, some items are taxed differently at state and local levels. Be sure to apply the correct sales tax rate to your sale.
The rates presented are current for the date and time you submitted the address, but may change at any time with new tax legislation.
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How to use this sales tax rate
Determine who's responsible to collect and remit the sales tax amount.
Determine if your product or service is taxable in the responsible party’s jurisdictions.
Apply the sales tax rate shown above to your taxable product or service’s value.
Rhode Island sales tax resources
This one-page guide to Rhode Island sales tax covers collection, filing, and due dates. Think of it as your compliance cheat-sheet.
Just getting started? Our Rhode Island Sales Tax Guide for Businesses can help you understand the ins and outs of sales tax compliance.