Tax & Accounting Blog

Rhode Island Creates a Tax Amnesty Program and Expands their Tax Base

Indirect Tax, ONESOURCE, Sales and Use Tax June 20, 2012

Rhode Island Governor, Lincoln Chafee, has signed the state’s 2013 budget bill, which will establish a tax amnesty program applicable for all Rhode Island taxes.  The legislation expands sales and use taxes to apply to pet care services and certain road transportation services.  Sales and use tax will no longer apply to package tour and scenic and sightseeing transportation services, and limits the sales and use tax exemption on clothing and footwear.  The bill also increases the cigarette tax and amends several cigarette tax provisions.