Letters of Good Standing

A Letter of Good Standing shows that you are current on your Rhode Island state tax obligations and have no outstanding liabilities.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Letter of Good Standing verifies that a registered business (e.g., an LLC or corporation) has complied with all of the state’s rules for conducting business in that state. “Good standing” means that a company is up to date on filing its state reports, obtaining its state licenses and permits, paying its state taxes and fees, and complying with other statutory rules for operating the business entity. In short, a letter of good standing serves as proof of a company’s business compliance status.

The Division of Taxation receives letter of good standing applications for several different reasons. For example, a lender may require a business to provide a letter of good standing before giving the business a loan. In other cases, a letter of good standing is required by law: if, for example, a business plans to sell or transfer a major asset -- or the business as a whole

You may either submit a request online or by mail. 

Using the Taxpayer Portal select the LOGS Request selection under Online Transactions on the portal menu bar.  Then follow on-screen prompts to complete the transaction. 

If you choose to mail in your request, send it to the address below along with a $50.00 fee, all required information and any amount due with checks or money orders made payable to the RI Division of Taxation.

Mail to:
Letter of Good Standing
Compliance & Collections
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908

A Letter of Good Standing can be requested as needed by the taxpayer. Generally, a request is open for 60 days. Requests that are not issued within 60 days due to the failure to provide all required information and payments will no longer be valid and must be submitted again.

A Letter of Good Standing request could take a several weeks to process depending on the taxpayer’s history.   Failure to provide any required information will delay the processing of your request.

Please use the Letter of Good Standing Application found on the Compliance & Collections Forms page.

Resources

Statute: R.I. Gen. Laws § 44-18-18.1  

Regulation: RI Regulation 280-RICR-20-70-4

Contact Us

Compliance and Collections
Email:   Tax.Collections@tax.ri.gov
Phone:  401.574.8941
Fax:      401.574.8915