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Rhode Island DOR Issues E-Filing Notice to Large Businesses

December 12, 2022

The RI Department of Revenue Division of Taxation is reminding businesses to electronically file returns and remit taxes to the state starting January 1, 2023. We dive into the requirements here.

Attention RI businesses…the RI Division of Taxation is reminding large business taxpayers that they are required to electronically file returns and electronically remit taxes to the State of Rhode Island beginning on January 1, 2023. Here’s what you should know.

What is considered a large business?

This is any person or company operating a business whose:

  • Combined annual liability for all taxes administered by the DOR for the entity is $5,000 or more. This includes payroll taxes, sales and use taxes, meals taxes, and income taxes, among others.
  • Annual gross income for the entity exceeds $100,000.

How do you file electronically?

Tax returns filed by your CPA, are likely already being electronically filed. However, some returns may not be filed by your CPA, like sales and use tax and meals tax returns. The best and easiest way to file those returns electronically is through the DOR’s Taxpayer Portal.

Tax portal tips:

  • Already registered to use the taxpayer portal? Great! You do not need to do anything differently.
  • Not registered yet? Be sure to create an account online by visiting
    • You will get a PIN after you create an account that you’ll use to validate your account before filing and paying. The PIN is delivered by mail, so make sure you act soon! Your account needs to be functional by January 1, 2023!

Payments must also be made electronically through the DOR Taxpayer Portal, unless being paid by auto withdrawal with an electronically filed return, as filed by your CPA.

Need assistance filing or paying? You can call the Division helpline at (401) 574-8484 or send an email to

Questions? Contact us.

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