PPP Loan Forgiveness

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Information

Legislation approved by the Rhode Island General Assembly and signed into law by Rhode Island Governor Daniel J. McKee on July 6, 2021, addressed the issue of PPP loan forgiveness as it relates to the Rhode Island corporate income tax (R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-11), bank excise tax (R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-14), and personal income tax (R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-30).

Under that legislation, as enacted, if the amount of PPP loan forgiveness exceeds $250,000, the increment above $250,000 must be included in income for Rhode Island tax purposes.

Also, under that legislation, as enacted, the Division must waive interest and penalty on the portion of the forgiven PPP loan for 2020 that is taxed under the corporate income tax, the bank excise tax, and the personal income tax - provided that the tax on that portion is paid in full by the taxpayer on or before March 31, 2022.


Forms to use for tax year 2020 to pay the tax owed on the loan

  • Form RI-PPP Entity - Updated 11/03/2021 - use if the entity that received the PPP loan is the entity paying the tax due
  • Form RI-PPP Individual - use if the pass-through entity elects to have the members/shareholders pay the tax due


Additional Information


Contact Information

If you have any questions, contact the Assessment and Review Section.

For corporate income tax or bank excise tax:

Email: Tax.Corporate@tax.ri.gov

Phone: 401.574.8935.

For personal income tax:

Email: Tax.Assist@tax.ri.gov

Phone: 401.574.8829, option #3.

The phones are typically staffed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. business days.