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INCORPORATE IN RHODE ISLAND
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in Rhode Island. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in Rhode Island, and will clear up to 3 potential names for you to select from. Once this is completed, we will prepare and file your articles of incorporation with the Rhode Island state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited," "Corp.," "Co.," "Inc." or "Ltd."

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the corporate name of a domestic corporation or a foreign qualified corporation.

Director / Member Information:
  • Minimum Number of Directors: 1
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in Rhode Island.
Tax Information:

TAX CORPORATE ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE Between January 1st and March 1st
(Postmark Date)
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
Corporation Division
100 North Main St.
Providence, RI 02903-1335
(401) 222-3040
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $50

TAX BUSINESS CORPORATION TAX RETURN & PAYMENT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Tax Administrator sends forms to the corporation
DUE DATE March 15th/15th day of 3rd month following close of fiscal yr.
(Postmark Date)
DEPARTMENT State of Rhode Island
Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5811
(401) 277-3061
TAX RATE/FEES Business Tax rate is 9% of the net income apportioned to Rhode Island - minimum tax $250. Estimated tax is due if expecting $501 tax (min.) by 3-1, file-pay 40% tax by 3-15; 60% by 6-15. If requirements met in 3-2C5-31, pay 100% tax by 6-15. Estimate payments must be at least 80% of tax yr. or 100% of past yr. tax.
Franchise tax payable only in such amount exceeding amount of the Business Corporation Tax at rate of $2.50 for each $10,000 or fraction thereof of the authorized capital stock with a minimum $250, but special rates apply to corporations with no business instate during the preceding tax year: Capital stock not exceeding $1,000,000, $250; plus $12.50 per added $1,000,000 or fraction thereof. No par shares are valued at $100 per share.

TAX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends forms to the Registered Agent.
DUE DATE September 1st - November 1st
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
Corporation Division
100 North Main St.
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-3040
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $50

TAX LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ANNUAL CHARGE
FORMS AVAILABILITY Tax Administrator sends forms to the limit liability company.
DUE DATE March 15th/15th day of 3rd month following close of fiscal yr.
(Postmark Date)
DEPARTMENT Tax Administrator
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5811
(401) 222-3061
TAX RATE/FEES Rates: If treated as a corporation for Federal Tax Purposes - pay taxes as provided in Chapter 11 and 12 of Title 44 of Rhode Statutes; or if treated as a limited partnership for Federal Tax Purposes - pay taxes as in an amount equal to the minimum tax imposed upon a corporation under Section 44-11-2(e).
Late payment will result in a penalty of $100

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State Fees:
Corporation: $180.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$180.00
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