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Tax Foundation: R.I. state sales tax second highest in country

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s state sales tax remains one of the highest in the country, according to a new report by the Tax Foundation. The...

WalletHub: R.I. has 8th-highest tax burden in U.S.

PROVIDENCE – As the April 18 Tax Day looms, a new study finds Rhode Island residents have the eighth-highest tax burden in the nation...

R.I. ranks No. 24 for highest state sales tax

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island ranks in the middle of the pack when it comes to state sales tax rates as of 2022, according to...
RHODE ISLAND Airbnb hosts earned $24.1 million over the summer. / COURTESY AIRBNB INC.

Airbnb: R.I. hosts earned $24M over the summer this year

PROVIDENCE – Airbnb Inc.’s rental hosts earned $24.1 million from Memorial Day to Labor Day in Rhode Island, according to the company Friday. Homeowners utilizing...

Lawmakers bend rules for Hope Point

Even as the House reduced Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s request for incentives to replenish her economic programs, most notably the real estate development program...

New sales tax rules in R.I., Mass.

In the Wayfair v. South Dakota decision in 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on remote...
The proposed sales tax expansion, as shown in this slide, would add $14.4 million to the state general fund./COURTESY STATE OF RHODE ISLAND

Proposal to expand R.I. sales tax to professional services gets critical...

PROVIDENCE – The expansion of the state’s 7 percent sales tax to a host of professional services used in commercial buildings, including landscaping, design...

Chamber opposes Raimondo sales tax expansion

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has recommended an expansion of the state sales tax to include professional services associated with commercial buildings, such as landscaping,...
CHALLENGING WORK: Josef Blazar, co-owner and vice president of sales at YJ Contemporary Fine Art in East Greenwich, said the industry’s general dependence on a strong economy and creating customer awareness are the biggest challenges to increasing sales. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Even in good times, R.I. gallery owners are anxious. Would better...

On a late December afternoon, the 30,000 square feet of wall space at YJ Contemporary Fine Art displayed a spectrum of works by local...
TO TAX OR NOT? Tax policy is a hot-button political issue, and the Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council's most recent report on tax collections and other revenue sources for state and local government begs the questions: What would you change? / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS

Of these options for tax policy in Rhode Island, which should...

The Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council has come out with its 2018 analysis of Rhode Island’s state and local government tax collections and how...
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