CITY OF PROVIDENCE
Many agencies, including the Providence Economic Development Partnership, require you to have a DUNS number. You can register for a free DUNS number through Dun & Bradstreet.
Providence Taxes include:
STATE OF RHODE ISLAND
The State of Rhode Island Division of Taxation is your starting point for finding out everything you need to know about business taxes in Rhode Island, including an online form to register your business.
This registration form can be used to register your business for the following:
Review the State of Rhode Island Tax Filing Requirements.
Registering with the RI Division of Taxation does not create your business. In order to create a legal business entity, you must either register a Trade Name Certificate with the City of Providence or the fill the appropriate form with the Secretary of State's Office.
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
To meet U.S. Internal Revenue Code requirements, you will need a federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) to identify your company. Before applying online, check with the Rhode Island Secretary of State to see if you also need a state number or charter.
Electronic Filing Options are available for business and self-employed taxpayers. View the IRS Tax Calendar for due dates and actions each month. Business taxes are described in detail on the IRS website.