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Income taxes make up 21% of total state, local levies in Rhode Island, study finds

State income tax revenues in Rhode Island represent 21 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Rhode Island scores 70.5 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Rhode Island earned a score of 70.5 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Rhode Island ranks 19th lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Rhode Island finished 19th lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Rhode Island pension plans are 54% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Rhode Island public pension plans stands at 54%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

Providence rated least livable among Rhode Island counties, study finds

Providence was ranked Rhode Island’s worst county to live in, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of regions with the poorest quality of life within all 50 states.

Rhode Island ranks 29th highest on distilled spirits taxes

The state distilled spirits excise taxes in Rhode Island ranked 29th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

$355,143 in annual income gets you into Rhode Island’s top 1% club, study finds

Bring in at least $355,143 in yearly income, and you’ll be among the top 1 percent of earners in Rhode Island, according to a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of the ultra wealthy in every state.

Rhode Island ranks 12th highest on wine taxes, study finds

The state wine excise taxes in Rhode Island ranked 12th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Rhode Island ranks 24th highest on state and local sales taxes, study finds

The combined state and average local sales taxes in Rhode Island ranked in a tie for 24th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on July 2019 data.

Rhode Island ranks 41st highest on beer taxes, study finds

The state beer excise taxes in Rhode Island ranked 41st in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on January 2019 data.

Rhode Island has 28th highest identity theft rate among the 50 states, study finds

Rhode Island finished in a tie for 28th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of identity theft rates across the nation.

By the Numbers: Rhode Island not among the 17 jurisdictions with vaping taxes

Seventeen jurisdictions in the nation have some form of vapor product excise tax, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Rhode Island ranks 20th highest for pass-through business tax rates, study finds

Rhode Island finished 20th in a Tax Foundation analysis of tax rates levied on pass-through businesses.

Rhode Island ranks 12th for rental car tax rates, study finds

Rhode Island finished in a tie for 12th in a Tax Foundation analysis of effective car rental excise taxes – ranked from highest to lowest.

Dollar’s value in Rhode Island ranks 34th highest among the 50 states, study finds

Rhode Island finished in a tie for 34th in a ranking by the website 24/7 Wall St. of relative purchasing power within each state.

Providence ranks the most dangerous of Rhode Island cities, study finds

Providence was ranked the most dangerous city in Rhode Island in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining cities with at least 20,000 in population that posted the highest violent crime rates per state.

Rhode Island ranks 14th best for police officers, study finds

Rhode Island was ranked 14th in a WalletHub.com study showing which of the 50 states and the District of Columbia are the best places for police to work.

Cumberland Hill ranks the richest of Rhode Island towns, study finds

Cumberland Hill was ranked the richest town in Rhode Island in a 24/7 Wall St. analysis examining small, affluent communities where most households exceed the nation’s median annual household income.

Rhode Island ranks 6th highest for dependence on property taxes, study finds

Rhode Island finished sixth in a Tax Foundation ranking of states that rely the most on property taxes as a share of state and local taxes.

Rhode Island ranks 12th highest for state tax collections per capita

Rhode Island finished 12th in a Tax Foundation analysis of state and local tax collections per capita – ranked from highest to lowest.

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