Filing deadline TODAY!!


The deadline for filing your Rhode Island personal income tax return is today! 

Normally, the deadline is April 15, but that fell on Sunday this year. When that happens, the deadline is ordinarily pushed out to the next business day, which would be April 16. But Monday is Emancipation Day in Washington, D.C., which the Internal Revenue Service is observing.  So the federal filing deadline is April 17 this year, and Rhode Island is following suit.

Thus, Rhode Island resident and nonresident personal income tax returns must be e-filed or postmarked by midnight – Tuesday, April 17.

Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan said he expects tens of thousands of returns will be filed by tomorrow night. He urged taxpayers to file electronically, which is faster, results in fewer errors, and generates refunds more quickly. E-file also helps to ensure that returns are received and processed as promptly as possible, said Peter McVay, associate director of revenue services.