Resources for Businesses Business Taxes Here is some information on the more common taxes that impact businesses Corporate Tax Depending on the entity type of the corporation running the business, either a minimum fee of $400 or a tax of 7% on the income of the corporation is due annually. Please visit our Corporate Tax webpage for more information. Employer Tax As an employer you are required to pay certain employer taxes on behalf of your employees. Please visit our Employer Tax webpage for more information. Pass-through Income Tax If your business is a pass-through entity with one or more non-resident members, a pass-through entity return is required to be filed and the appropriate tax paid on the income of the non-residents. Please visit our Pass-through income webpage for more information. Sales & Excise Taxes If you make sales at retail, your entity is required to collect and remit one or more taxes. a 7% sales tax is due on all taxable sales made by your business a 1% local meals and beverage tax is due on food sales a 6% hotel tax is due on hotel room rentals Please visit our Sales and Excise Taxes for Businesses webpage for more information. Withholding Tax The wages earned by you and your employees are subject to Federal and state withholding. Please visit our Withholding Tax webpage for more information. Additional Information Here are some commons topics related to businesses. Are you interested in starting a business? If you are interested in starting a new business, here are some helpful links Apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) Rhode Island Business Application Unemployment Insurance (UI) for Employers Unemployment Insurance (UI) for Workers Rhode Island Secretary of State Are you interested in closing a business? If you are interested in closing a business, be sure to file an Account Cancellation Form with us to prevent assessment of additional taxes in the future. Need help on filing or paying your taxes? Filing and paying corporate taxes? Filing and paying withholding taxes? Filing and paying sales taxes? Do you need to renew your license? Do you need to renew your sales tax permit? Do you need a Letter of Good Standing? If you need a Letter of Good Standing, more information can be found on our Letter of Good Standing webpage. Do you need help determining which taxes to register for? For help determining if you have nexus in Rhode Island, please review the Managed Audit Nexus Questionnaire found on the Audit Forms page. Go to our Registration page for registration options and additional information. Please contact us with any additional questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 401.574.8938. Do you need help understanding a bill? Did you receive a Notice of Assessment? Click here to go to our Compliance and Collections Section page for help.