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New company registration in Rhode Island

Rhode Island tax agency

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

Register a new company

Income tax withholding and Unemployment tax

Register your business with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation online here for withholding and unemployment tax. You will receive a withholding Account ID, but Gusto uses your FEIN to file and pay your withholding taxes. You will also be assigned a withholding deposit schedule during the online application process after selecting your wage threshold, but Gusto will make your tax payments at the fastest deposit schedule.

Your RI Employer Account Number (Unemployment number) will be unique to your business. You should receive it within 3-5 days after registering.

Unemployment experience rate

Your Rhode Island Experience Rate (tax rate) will appear on the Notice of Tax Rate that you receive from the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training. Click here to view state-by-state new employer rates and wage bases.

  • Gusto will add the 0.21% Job Development Assessment to your rate. You do not need to include the JDA in the rate that you enter in Gusto.

If you're unsure of your rate, please call the agency at (401) 574-8700. 

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