About the RI Division of Taxation

The Division of Taxation administers more than fifty-eighty (58) different taxes and fees. Taxes represent the most significant source of General Fund revenue for Rhode Island. Each year the Division collects and distributes more than $4 billion; these funds are used to help pay for vital services – including public safety, education, transportation, and recreation – for all Rhode Islanders.

 

OUR MISSION

  • To foster voluntary compliance with the Rhode Island tax laws and instill public confidence through professional, impartial, and ethical conduct.  

  • To administer and collect all taxes as required by Rhode Island law in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

  • To assist taxpayers by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities.

 

OUR VALUES

  • Service  – engage in quality interactions with taxpayers.

  • Education – assist taxpayers to understand and meet tax obligations.

  • Integrity – adhere to a quality standard of conduct with all stakeholders.

  • Respect – ensure respectful and fair treatment for all taxpayers.

  • Efficiency – streamline all processes for timely and effective operations.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Focus on taxpayer service for individuals and businesses.

  • Increase compliance through education and engagement.

 

TAXATION BY THE NUMBERS