Rhode Island Sales & Use Tax

Rhode Island levies a 7% state sales tax on the retail sale, lease or rental of most goods and some services. There are no local sales taxes in the state of Rhode Island.

Use tax (same rate) is also collected on the consumption, use or storage of goods in Rhode Island if sales tax was not paid on the purchase of the goods. Returns are to be filed on or before the 20th day of the month following the month in which the purchases were made. 

Rhode Island provides exemption opportunities for the following industries: 

  • Manufacturing

Statute for Refunds: 36 Months

Utility Exemption: Yes, apportionment; Study is required.

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