Thursday, June 4, 2015

Meet David Sullivan - Rhode Island Tax Administrator Appointed Acting Director of RIDOR

David M. Sullivan
Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan was appointed as acting director of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue (DOR) by Governor Gina M. Raimondo.

Sullivan will continue in his role as tax administrator, leading the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Sullivan’s appointment as acting DOR director took effect April 1, 2015. Rosemary Booth Gallogly retired as DOR director on March 31, 2015.

“Rosemary served the State of Rhode Island for 35 years and should be commended for her stellar career,” Sullivan said. “Governor Raimondo has asked me to serve as Acting DOR Director. I was honored to be asked and I am honored to serve in that role. I look forward to working with the entire DOR team,” Sullivan said.

  • Sullivan helped to draft major changes to Rhode Island’s corporate income tax structure that were enacted last year. He is overseeing the installation and implementation of a $25-million agency-wide computer system. Sullivan is president of the Federation of Tax Administrators, the national trade association for state tax officials. Before coming to Rhode Island, he helped to manage Delaware’s Division of Revenue. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in taxation.
  • The DOR, through its central management function, oversees the Division of Lottery, StateAid, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Division of Taxation, Division of Municipal Finance, and Office of Revenue Analysis. The DOR has 505 employees and a budget of $460.2 million.
  • The Division of Taxation administers and collects approximately 50 taxes and fees as required by Rhode Island law. It has 222 employees and a budget of $22.1 million.

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