RI Division of Taxation Tax Amnesty Program

01/19/2018 - The Rhode Island Division of Taxation is offering a Tax Amnesty program which will allow certain taxpayers to pay the full amount of overdue taxes plus seventy-five percent of any interest due, without having to pay the remaining interest and any penalty amounts due and without being subject to any other civil or criminal penalties. The program will continue through February 15, 2018, and applies to taxes due for taxable periods ending on or before December 31, 2016. If you plan to visit their office for amnesty, you can make a reservation online. They are also offering extended office hours for amnesty on certain dates. The tax amnesty return can be found here.

Rhode Island's Tax Amnesty program includes, but is not limited to, the following types of taxes:
  • Corporate income tax
  • Estate tax
  • Fiduciary income tax
  • Personal income tax
  • Sales tax
  • Use tax
  • Cigarette and tobacco products taxes
  • Employer taxes - unemployment, temporary disability insurance
Some exclusions to the Tax Amnesty program are:
  • Taxpayers facing criminal investigation are not eligible for tax amnesty.
  • Taxpayers party to any civil or criminal proceeding pending in any court of the United States or the State of Rhode Island, for fraud in relation to any State tax imposed by the laws of the State and collected by the Tax Administrator.
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