Sales Tax Rate In $locality Rhode Island 2024 Providence, Rhode Island Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Providence



2024 Providence sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Rhode Island State Sales Tax 7.00%
County Sales Tax N/A
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 7.00% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Providence, Rhode Island sales tax is 7.00% , consisting of 7.00% Rhode Island state sales tax and 0.00% Providence local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of .

  • The Providence Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Providence
  • Groceries and clothing are exempt from the Providence and Rhode Island state sales taxes
  • Providence collects a 0% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Rhode Island law
  • Providence has a higher sales tax than 100% of Rhode Island's other cities and counties

Providence Rhode Island Sales Tax Exemptions

PROVIDENCE - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Providence doesn't collect sales tax on purchases of most clothing and groceries. Prepared Food is subject to special sales tax rates under Rhode Island law. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Rhode Island state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Rhode Island's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Providence.

Groceries:TAX EXEMPT Clothing:TAX EXEMPT Prepared Food:8% Prescription Drugs:0% Non-Prescription Drugs:0%

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All merchants operating in Providence must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation . For more details, see the Rhode Island sales tax.

Providence Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Providence sales tax region partially or fully covers 12 zip codes in Rhode Island. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Rhode Island here

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