Friday, December 1, 2017

Rhode Island Division of Taxation Tax Amnesty Program Starts Today!

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today officially opened the state’s tax amnesty program at


On the Division’s amnesty website,, taxpayers and tax professionals will be able to find the “Tax Amnesty Return” (the amnesty application form), along with answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs), amnesty posters, and other information.


The Division of Taxation has begun the process of mailing more than 60,000 information packets to
taxpayers who, according to Division records, have an outstanding balance. Each packet will include a “Statement of Accounts” (an account statement, a bill), an “Amnesty Bill Coupon” (a payment coupon, attached to the Statement of Accounts), a blank “Tax Amnesty Return” (the amnesty application form), and a one-page summary of the amnesty in question-and-answer format.


Those with questions may call the Division’s amnesty phone bank (a call center), at (401) 574-8650, which is staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. business days. Or email:

About amnesty: Tax amnesty is a unique opportunity for you to get a fresh start. Pay what you owe in
delinquent Rhode Island state taxes – no matter the type of tax. In exchange, the Division will waive
penalties and reduce, by 25 percent, the amount of interest normally charged. Any person, corporation, or other entity that is subject to Rhode Island tax is eligible for amnesty – no matter
where that person, corporation, or other entity is located. All Rhode Island state taxes are eligible –
including personal income tax, corporate income tax, sales tax, use tax, estate tax, unemployment
insurance tax, withholding tax, and other Rhode Island state taxes.

The amnesty applies to taxes due for any taxable period ended on or before December 31, 2016. The
Division begins accepting amnesty payments, amnesty tax returns, and related paperwork on December 1, 2017. Amnesty runs through February 15, 2018.

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