Rhode Island State Income Tax - Tax Year 2012
Rhode Island Income Tax Table
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The Rhode Island Income Tax
Rhode Island collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of 5.99%, spread across three tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Rhode Island's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets. There are a total of twenty seven states with higher marginal income tax rates then Rhode Island.
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). There are -38 days left until Tax Day, on April 15th 2013.
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.
- The Rhode Island standard deduction is $7,500.00 for individuals and $15,000.00 for married couples filing jointly. The standard deduction may be chosen instead of filing an itemized deduction on your Rhode Island tax return.
- Rhode Island's personal income tax exemptions include a personal exemption of $3,500.00. You can deduct one single exemption from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.
- Rhode Island has a dependent exemption of $3,500.00. You may claim one dependent examption for each of the children, relatives, or others who live with and are supported by you as described § 152 of the IRC (Internal Revenue Code).
- 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.
Rhode Island Income Tax Forms
How To File Your Rhode Island Income Tax Return
Where To Send Your Rhode Island Tax Return
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 Division of Taxation . 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.
Getting Your Rhode Island Tax Refund
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 Division of Taxation Income Tax Refund page.
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- 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.
- Before the official 2013 Rhode Island income tax rates are released, provisional 2013 tax rates are based on Rhode Island's 2012 income tax brackets.
- The 2013 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation and Tax Foundation data.
- Rhode Island tax forms are sourced from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation income tax forms page, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Rhode Island forms you are using are up-to-date.