Telecom / E-911 Fee

A monthly E-911 surcharge is imposed on each residence and business telephone line and any sort of wireless instrument.


Frequently Asked Questions

All Rhode Island sales tax permit holders who sell wireline or wireless telecommunication services.

For wireline customers the rate is dollar and twenty-six cents ($1.26) a month

For wireless customers the rate is dollar and twenty-five cents ($1.25) a month

Return is due the last day of the following month.


Statute: R.I. Gen. Laws § 39-21.1

Regulation: RI Regulation 270-RICR-20-00-1


Please see the Sales & Excise Tax Forms webpage for applicable forms. 

Contact Us

Excise Tax Section


Telephone:  401.574.8955

Fax:  401.574.8914