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Registration Information: The Division of Taxation's seminar for tax preparers, focusing mainly on what's new for the coming tax-filing season, was held on Friday, November 2, 2018, at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) campus in Newport (main auditorium).
The seminar will be repeated at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, December 7, 2018, at CCRI's Knight Campus in Warwick (Room 4080). Both sessions are now full and registration has closed. Thank you for your interest.
To view the agenda, click here.
To view the slides (in the form of a PDF), click here.
Presentation to Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association
The Division of Taxation recently made a presentation to the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association. Click here to view slides.
CPE Associates Presentation - October 4, 2018
The Division of Taxation recently made a presentation to CPE Associates at Rhode Island College. Click here for more information.
Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants -- December 2017
The Division of Taxation made a presentation to the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants on December 19, 2017. Click here for more information.
Seminar on Sales/Use Tax and Self-Audits -- June 2017
The Division of Taxation held a sales/use tax seminar at Warwick Public Library's Central Library on June 22, 2017. It began with a look at the basics of the sales tax and the use tax. The seminar then moved to the main focus: self-audits.
Seminar on Taxes on Short-Term Residential Rentals
The Division of Taxation offered a seminar in 2016 about taxes on short-term residential rentals. The seminar was open to property owners, real estate agents, tax professionals, and others. Topics included registering with the Division of Taxation, calculating and collecting the taxes, sending the taxes to the Division, and filing returns. Questions were answered.
To view the main presentation for the seminar about short-term residential rental taxes, please click on the following link: Presentation.
If you rent out an entire house, an entire cottage, an entire condo, an entire apartment, or other such accommodation, and the rental period is for 30 days or less, collect from your tenants the 7% sales tax and the 1% hotel tax and send all of the tax revenue to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.
If you rent out a room in an apartment, condo, house, or other such residential accommodation, and the rental period is for 30 days or less, collect from your tenants the 7% sales tax, the 1% local hotel tax, and the 5% statewide hotel tax -- and send all of the tax revenue to the Rhode Island Division of Taxation.
If you have not already done so, register with the Division of Taxation and pay the $10 fee for a sales tax permit. To obtain a copy of the form, click here. To see which parts of the form you must fill in (the required parts of highlighted in yellow), click here.
As for sending in the sales and hotel taxes, you must use two separate forms: one for the sales taxes, the other for the hotel taxes.
Don't forget to read the Division of Taxation's answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about taxes on short-term residential rentals. The FAQs should answer many of your questions. To view the FAQs, click here. If you still have questions, call our Excise Tax section, at (401) 574-8955 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. business days.