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Rhode Island Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Rhode Island State Tax ID Numbers 

Click HERE to obtain State Tax ID and State Unemployment Tax ID

Rhode Island Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Rhode Island’s minimum wage rate is currently $13.00 per hour and adjusts annually on January 1 until it reaches $15.00 per hour on January 1, 2025.  


Rhode Island’s overtime law requires employers to pay non-exempt employees one and one-half their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek.  

Generally, work performed on Sundays and holidays must also be paid at a rate of one and one-half times the employee’s regular rate of pay. Learn more HERE. 

Pay Frequency 

Rhode Island’s pay frequency law requires employers to pay non-exempt employees weekly on regular, established paydays within nine days of the end of the payroll period. Employees whose compensation is fixed at a biweekly, semi-monthly, monthly or yearly rate may be paid at those frequencies.  

For more information on Rhode Island’s wage laws including exemptions and special exceptions, please click HERE.   

Rhode Island Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                28,200  (except those in high tax group whose wage base is $29,700)  

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)            0.88  

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)             None  

Rhode Island Income Tax Withholding 

If a Rhode Island resident is subject to withholding in another state, the amount of that withholding may be used as a credit against their Rhode Island tax liability. As a convenience to Rhode Island residents working out of state, employers in other states may opt to withhold Rhode Island taxes.  

Rhode Island State Resources 

Rhode Island Division of Taxation 

Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training 

Rhode Island Workers Compensation 



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Revised 3/2023