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
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”
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation today posted the latest issue of its newsletter. Among the topics: The new law involving remote sellers. Tips for last-minute tax filers. The 10-day rule involving software updates. TDI tax refunds. Rhode Island’s Free Continue reading Rhode Island – Division of Taxation Releases Latest Newsletter
Nearly three decades after a U.S. state last imposed a special tax on sugary drinks, Connecticut’s governor is pushing for one to help close a budget deficit — and bracing for a fight. Taxes on soda and other sugar-loaded drinks Continue reading Multi-State – States Renew Push for Taxes On Sugary Drinks
The Rhode Island General Assembly passed legislation to collect sales tax from online retailers. The bill was introduced by Senator William Conley Jr. “Out-of-state retailers should adhere to the state sales tax the same as every store on Main Street. Continue reading Rhode Island – General Assembly Passes Bill to Collect Sales Taxes from Online Retailers
Rhode Island state representative, Joseph Solomon proposes a tax exempt weekend for items less than $2,500 in value. Solomon Insists hotel and restaurant taxes will make up for the close to 5 million dollar loss in sales tax funds. The Continue reading Rhode Island – Law Makers Propose A Sales Tax Holiday Weekend
PROVIDENCE — Amid lagging revenues, the Raimondo administration is pushing for fast action by lawmakers on an expanded “Amazon tax” and potentially other revenue-raising measures to start plugging growing budget holes. Gov. Gina Raimondo’s budget team is asking the General Continue reading Rhode Island – Raimondo Pushing For Expanded ‘Amazon Tax’ To Help Plug R.I. Budget Gaps
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Rhode Island Division of Taxation reminds tax professionals, tax software providers, businesses, and others about a tax change that will take effect on Monday, October 1, 2018. On and after that date, the sale, storage, use, Continue reading Rhode Island – Reminder: SAAS Subject To Sales Tax Beginning Monday, October 1, 2018.
Still going retro, Rhode Island? Yes, Paul Grimaldi, spokesman for the state’s Department of Revenue, told Bloomberg Tax Sept. 5. What that means is that the state still intends to enforce an effective date of Aug. 17, 2017, for its Continue reading Rhode Island – State of Wayfair: More on Rhode Island Retroactivity