State of Rhode Island Income Tax Rhode Island State Income Tax
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QuickFact: The average family pays $788.00 in Rhode Island income taxes. [1]
Rank: 39th out of 51

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Rhode Island Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 3.75%
$60,550+ $60,550+ 4.75%
$137,650+ $137,650+ 5.99%

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

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Rhode Island Income Tax Calculator

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How to use the Rhode Island tax estimator How To Use This Calculator
You can use our free Rhode Island income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Rhode Island income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

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The Rhode Island Income Tax

Rhode Island collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Rhode Island's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Rhode Island's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Rhode Island's %. You can learn more about how the Rhode Island income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Some states, including Rhode Island, increase, but don't double, all or some bracket widths for joint filers (others include GA, MN, NM, NC, ND, OK, VT, and WI).

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Compare the state income tax rates in Rhode Island with the income tax rates in

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Rhode Island Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Rhode Island income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Rhode Island tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Rhode Island, see the list of Rhode Island income tax deductions.

4.1 - Rhode Island Standard Deduction

What is the RI Standard Deduction for 2016? Unlike many other states, Rhode Island has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Rhode Island income tax return.

4.2 - Rhode Island Personal Exemptions

Rhode Island has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Rhode Island Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Rhode Island does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Rhode Island Itemized Deductions

Unlike the Federal income tax, the Rhode Island income tax does not allow itemized deductions. You may claim the Rhode Island standard deduction if applicable, and specific deductions may be available to Rhode Island taxpayers as limited deductions or tax credits.

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Rhode Island Income Tax Forms

Tax-Rates.org provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Rhode Island income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Rhode Island tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Rhode Island Income Tax Form 1040 Instructions Income Tax Instruction Booklet
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Form 1040 Instructions - Income Tax Instruction Booklet
Use this form to help you fill out and file your resident income tax form 1040.
Free Printable Rhode Island Income Tax Form 1040H Property Tax Relief Claim
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Form 1040H - Property Tax Relief Claim
If you are a legal resident of Rhode Island that lives in a household or rents property that is subject to tax in the state and are up to date on all tax payments or rent on the property, and your household income is $30,000 or less, you qualify to file t
Free Printable Rhode Island Income Tax Form 1040NR Nonresident Income Tax Form
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Form 1040NR - Nonresident Income Tax Form
If you are a nonresident or part time resident that needs to file taxes in Rhode Island, you need to file form 1040NR.
Free Printable Rhode Island Income Tax Form RI-1040 Individual Income tax Return
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Form RI-1040 - Individual Income tax Return
Form RI-1040 is the general income tax return for Rhode Island residents. RI-1040 can be eFiled, or a paper copy can be filed via mail.
Free Printable Rhode Island Income Tax Form RI-1040ES Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
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Form RI-1040ES - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must pay estimated income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Estimated tax payments must be sent to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable Rhode Island Tax Table
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Printable Rhode Island Tax Table & Tax Reference
Tax-Rates.org provides a printable Rhode Island datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Rhode Island tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Rhode Island, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Rhode Island's 2016 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

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How To File Your Rhode Island Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Rhode Island income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Rhode Island tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

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Where To Send Your Rhode Island Tax Return

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e-Filing: Submit Your Rhode Island Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Rhode Island income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Rhode Island tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Rhode Island and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

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Getting Your Rhode Island Tax Refund

Your Rhode Island Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Rhode Island, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Rhode Island tax refund, you can visit the Rhode Island Income Tax Refund page.

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References

  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2016 Rhode Island income tax rates are released, provisional 2016 tax rates are based on Rhode Island's 2015 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2016 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Rhode Island and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Rhode Island tax forms are sourced from the Rhode Island income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Rhode Island forms you are using are up-to-date.