Gov. Gina Raimondo is rejecting pleas from Rhode Island restaurants to waive Friday’s deadline for them to remit sales tax money to the state to help them amid the unprecedented industry shutdown caused by COVID-19. Restaurants, bars and other establishments Continue reading Rhode Island – Restaurants Frustrated State Still Wants Sales Tax Money Friday, March 20, 2020
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted the latest issue of its newsletter. Among the topics: Remote seller law Tax-related legislation New chief appointed New statutes of limitation Help for local retailers from Streamlined To view a copy, click Continue reading Rhode Island – The Division Of Taxation Latest Newsletter Is Now Available
As expected, Rhode Island enacted legislation effective July 1, 2019 that requires remote retailers, marketplace facilitators, and referrers to register with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation and collect and remit Rhode Island’s 7% sales and use tax. But one Continue reading Rhode Island – Three Landmines In Rhode Island’s Post-Wayfair Sales Tax Law And How To Avoid Them
Republicans fought to protect a state law mandating a half-percentage-point cut in the state’s 7% sales tax Friday as the Rhode Island House deliberated on the state budget for next year. The 2011 law included a trigger to cut the Continue reading Rhode Island – Republicans Try In Vain To Protect Trigger For Sales-Tax Cut
June 21, 2019 – One year since Wayfair – Anniversary Update. On this one year anniversary of the landmark decision virtually all states have responded with their enforcement intentions. The tax imposition is now retroactive. A Wayfair Process Review is Continue reading Multistate – Wayfair Economic Nexus (ENexus) Anniversary Thresholds as of June 21, 2019
Lawmakers rejected most of then-Gov. Lincoln Chafee’s tax plans in 2011, but got behind one of his concepts in their annual budget — a future sales tax rate cut if the state were ever allowed to tax internet sales from Continue reading Rhode Island – Political Scene: Does Internet Revenue Boost Justify A Sales Tax Cut?
Freshman Republican State Representative George Nardone appeared on GoLocal LIVE at at the Rhode Island State House, where he spoke to his bill, introduced along with colleagues Sherry Roberts and Minority Leader Blake Filippi — to reduce the rate for Continue reading Rhode Island – Nardone Bill Would Lower Remote Sales Tax In RI from 7% To 6.5% As “Already Required By Law”
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 Continue reading Rhode Island – State Expanding Sales Tax