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Rhode Island Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Rhode Island State Tax ID Number

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Note: Rhode Island is a "Joint Application" State. One application for TWO ID numbers (one for SIT and one for SUI).

Did you know Rhode Island mandates overtime pay?

Rhode Island Wage and Hour Laws

Employees covered by Rhode Island's minimum wage law must be paid at least $11.50 an hour.

All employees are covered except those specifically exempt by statute; among those exempt are:

  • outside salespersons;
  • employees working for certain family members; and
  • employees of certain seasonal resorts.

Rhode Island Payroll for Employers

Employers can pay wages on a weekly (or more frequent), biweekly, semimonthly, monthly, or yearly schedule. Hourly employees must be paid weekly.
Rhode Island Unemployment:

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        $24,600 except those in high tax group whose wage base will be $26,100

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    1.16

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 Benefits

Rhode Island Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         No

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                No

Rhode Island does not have a voting time leave law.

Rhode Island State Tax Resources

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Accurate as of January 2021