Title 44
Taxation

Chapter 30
Personal Income Tax

Part VI
Procedure and Administration

R.I. Gen. Laws 44-30-85.1



 44-30-85.1.  Electronic filing of withholding tax returns and penalties.


(1) Beginning on January 1, 2020, every employer required to deduct and withhold tax under this chapter, who had an average tax amount of two hundred dollars ($200) or more per month for the previous calendar year, shall file a return and remit said payments by electronic funds transfer or other electronic means as defined by the tax administrator. The tax administrator shall adopt any rules necessary to administer a program of electronic funds transfer or other electronic filing system.

(2) Beginning on January 1, 2020, if any person fails to pay said taxes by electronic funds transfer or other electronic means defined by the tax administrator as required hereunder, there shall be added to the amount of tax the lesser of five percent (5%) of the withheld tax payment amount that was not filed electronically or five hundred dollars ($500), whichever is less, unless there was reasonable cause for the failure and such failure was not due to negligence or willful neglect.

(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of 44-30-85.1(2), beginning on January 1, 2020, if any person fails to file a return by electronic means defined by the tax administrator as required hereunder, there shall be added to the amount of tax equal to fifty dollars ($50), unless there was reasonable cause for the failure and such failure was not due to negligence or willful neglect.

History of Section.
P.L. 2019, ch. 88, art. 5, 13.