Register for
Rhode Island Payroll Taxes

CorpNet can help you register for Rhode Island payroll taxes. This saves you time and money, while also making it quick and easy to pay your employees.

Rhode Island Payroll Tax Registration Bundle
Starting at $199

Here’s How It Works

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We collect your information.

CorpNet will collect information about you and your business to determine your eligibility for online registration with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation
and the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.
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We check for accuracy.

Based on the information you’ve provided, we will pre-qualify your business to ensure your account information is accurate and consistent.
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We work closely with you.

Your dedicated CorpNet agent will collect any additional information needed to successfully complete your tax registration request. Once we have all we need, we will submit your application to the state.
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We deliver!

We’ll process your order within 7-10 business days, and depending on state processing times, provide you with your Rhode Island Employer Account Number. You’ll be able to give these details to your payroll provider to help you pay your employees faster.

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Rhode Island Payroll Tax FAQs

What is Employment Security Tax?

Unemployment Insurance Tax (UI) is a federally-mandated, state-run program that provides temporary payments to unemployed workers whose employment status is not a result of their own actions. Rhode Island’s unemployment tax is called an Employment Security Tax and managed through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training.

What State Payroll Taxes Apply to Rhode Island?

  • Rhode Island Income Tax: Rhode Island has a progressive income tax rate ranging from 3.75% to 5.99%, with three tax brackets.
  • Rhode Island Employment Security Tax (Unemployment Insurance Tax): Rhode Island employers pay a varying unemployment tax rate of 1.2% to 9.8% on a taxable wage base of $24,600. New employers pay a flat tax rate of 0.95%.
  • Rhode Island Job Development Fund: RI employers pay a 0.21% state tax per employee to fund workforce improvement programs. The taxable wage base is $24,600.
  • Rhode Island Temporary Disability Tax: Employees in Rhode Island are required to pay 1.3% of their paychecks to the state for disability coverage. Rhode Island employers must collect this tax for them.

What is the Rhode Island Job Development Fund?

Rhode Island employers are also required to contribute to a Job Development Fund. The 0.21% tax supports the Rhode Island Human Resource Investment Council (HRIC), which funds programs to improve and upgrade the skills of the existing workforce.

What is the Rhode Island Temporary Disability Tax?

Rhode Island employees are required to pay a 1.3% tax through payroll deduction to fund benefits for workers unable to work due to non-work-related injury or illness. Employers must withhold the tax payment for employees with a wage base of $74,000.

Am I Required to Register for Payroll Taxes in Rhode Island?

All Rhode Island employers must register through the Rhode Island Division of Taxation for all employer and employee taxes.

Do Rhode Island Household Employees Require Payroll Registration?

Employers of domestic workers who have paid $ 1,000 or more in total cash wages in any calendar quarter are subject to the Employment Security and Temporary Disability Insurance acts.

Does Rhode Island Require an Employer Payroll Tax Account Number?

Once CorpNet registers your business with the Rhode Island Division of Taxation, you will be issued a ten-digit employer account number. Your account number is required for all interactions to ensure your account is accurate. You must provide your account number when filing returns and making deposits in all electronic and paper filings.

What Kind of Information Do I Need for Payroll Tax Registration?

  • Name and Social Security number of all responsible parties
  • Doing Business As (DBA), if applicable
  • Physical business address and mailing address
  • Business phone number
  • Valid email address (contact person and business)
  • Nine-digit federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Industry description

What if I Don’t Have an EIN?

An EIN is a Federal Tax Identification Number provided by the IRS. If you do not have an EIN already, CorpNet can obtain one for you via their FTIN service.

What if I Don’t Have a Payroll Processor?

CorpNet works with the leading payroll processors and we can connect you with our trusted partners who will pay your employees, accrue the necessary taxes, and complete the necessary payments and documentation with state and federal authorities.

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