Rhode Island – State Expanding Sales Tax

In search of more revenues, the General Assembly recently enacted legislation requiring more companies to collect Rhode Island’s seven percent sales tax on items ordered on the internet. This legislation is a result of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing states to require companies to collect sales taxes on items sold on the internet.

Previously, in 2017, Rhode Island enacted a law that required companies with a physical presence in Rhode Island to collect a sale tax on goods ordered on the internet. These two laws were forecasted to raise over $45 million. Not only has the sales tax been expanded to cover sales on the internet, but since 2011, more goods and services are now subject to the sales tax.

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Cranston Herald
by steve frias
April 10, 2019