Register your Business Online

The Division of Taxation allows for online registration for a new business. This fully interactive service allows you to register your business and pay associated registration fees with your credit card.

This application may be used to register your business for the following:

  • Permit to make sales at retail

  • Income tax withholding account (including withholding for pensions or trusts)

  • Rhode Island Unemployment insurance account (includes Rhode Island employment security, temporary disability insurance, and job development fund tax)

Only the registration for the permit to make sales at retail (including litter fee, cigarette license) require registration fees. If you are registering for any of these items, you will be asked for your credit card information at the end of the registration process.

If you have any questions about registration, please do not hesitate to call us at 401.574.8938 or email us at