Rhode Island


Withholding requirements

For each employee, complete the RI-W4, State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate – http://www.tax.ri.gov/forms/2018/Withholding/RI%20W-4%202018.pdf

Supplemental rate


State Unemployment Insurance (SUI)

Wage base

Employers with tax rates of 9.79% or higher have a wage base of $25,500


Rates range from 1.1% to 9.7%.
New employers should use a rate of 1.17%.


Minimum wage


Termination Pay

If an employee quits or is fired, he/she should receive termination pay on the next regular payday.

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New Hire Filing

Reporting deadline

Within 14 days of employee hiring, rehiring, or returning to work.

Reporting by mail

Rhode Island New Hire Reporting Directory
P.O. Box 335
Holbrook, MA 02343

New hire reporting form

Child Support

More information


New employer registration

Local taxes


Reciprocal states


Disability insurance

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) is an employee contribution. The taxable wage base is $71,000 and the employee withholding rate is 1.1%.

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