Rhode Island Employment Law Update – November 2016

Rhode Island

Income Withholding and Reporting

On November 14, 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, Division of Taxation (DOT) issued an advisory (2016-22) announcing that its annual electronic filing shutdown and switchover to prepare the system for the upcoming personal and corporate income tax filing season will occur on November 30, 2016, the same date as the Internal Revenue Service. Consequently, November 30, 2016, is the deadline for e-filing Rhode Island personal and business tax returns for the 2015 tax year. All e-filed returns for tax year 2015 will have a transmission deadline of 10 a.m. on November 30, 2016. Additionally, some fiscal-year filers can also e-file, if they are willing to e-file early instead of waiting until the due date and filing a paper return. Taxpayers and tax preparers are urged to get their electronic submissions to their transmitters well in advance of the deadline to avoid last-minute logjams. Once the switchover is complete, the DOT will reopen to e-filing in January 2017, only for returns for the 2016 tax year.

Read Advisory 2016-22