Register in Rhode Island

Rhode Island tax agency

  • Rhode Island Division of Taxation - income tax withholding and unemployment tax

Set up an existing company

Businesses that have run payroll in Rhode Island before can find their Employer Account Number on the Quarterly Wage Report (Form TX-17) or other notices received from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. If you are unsure, you should call the agency at (401) 574-8829 for withholding tax registration questions or (401) 574-8700 for unemployment tax questions.

Experience Rate: Your Rhode Island Experience Rate (tax rate) will appear on the Notice of Tax Rate that you receive from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Please do not include your Job Development Assessment (JDA) rate when adding your experience rate to Gusto. It generally ranges from 1.2%–9.8%.

Register a new company

Register your business with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation onlineYou should receive your Employer ID Number (withholding account number) and income tax deposit schedule in 7 days after registering, and your RI Employer Account Number (unemployment number) in 3-5 days after registering. Please keep this time frame in mind when planning your first Rhode Island payroll.

Experience Rate: Your Rhode Island Experience Rate (tax rate) will appear on the Notice of Tax Rate that you receive from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation. Please do not include your Job Development Assessment (JDA) rate when adding your experience rate to Gusto. The new employer rate is typically 2.04% in 2017. If you're unsure of your rate, please call the agency at (401) 574-8700.

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