Rhode Island Business Registration

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Starting a Business in Rhode Island

The Basics

Customers like you choose IncorporateFast.com everyday when forming a new Rhode Island LLC or a new Rhode Island corporation because of our customer service and experience. Upon placement of your order, a trained staff member will do an exhaustive search of any name issues and noting any potential problems.  We will then generate the necessary documents for your signature.  Once we have the documents, we will then submit them to the Secretary of State for approval.

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Doing Business in Rhode Island

Business Maintenance

All Rhode Island Corporations and LLCs Must File: 

  • Articles of Incorporation
    Rhode Island corporations and LLCs are formed by filing the Articles of Incorporation or Articles of Organization with the Rhode Island Corporation Commission. It costs $230 to form a Rhode Island corporation or $150 for a Rhode Island LLC.
  • Beneficial Ownership Information Report
    Nearly all businesses formed by filing with the state of Rhode Island must file a federal Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) Report with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following business formation. You can file online through FinCEN at no cost. Or, take advantage of our professional BOI report filing service for just $9.
  • Annual Report
    Rhode Island corporations must file annual reports with the Secretary of State. There is a $50 fee to file the Rhode Island annual report and it can be done online. Rhode Island corporation annual reports are due by March 1. Rhode Island LLC annual reports are due by November 1.

Rhode Island Secretary of State
Office of Secretary of State
Corporation Division
148 W. River Street
Providence RI 02904

Rhode Island Business Taxes

Individual Income Tax
Rhode Island income tax rates:

Income                                       Pay                                     % on excess         of amt over

$0 – 60,550                                                          +             3.75%                    $0
$60,550 – $137,6590               $2270.63             +             4.75%                    $60,550
$137,650 +                                $5,932.88           +             5.99%                    $137,650

Corporation Income Tax
The corporate income tax rate in Rhode Island is 7%.

Rhode Island Business License

The State of Rhode Island does not require a general business license. However, many Rhode Island businesses will need occupational or local licenses to operate in Rhode Island.


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