Tax Foundation News

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 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.

By the Numbers: Rhode Island is among 29 states that retain personal income tax exemptions

Twenty-nine states, including Rhode Island, maintain personal income tax exemptions, even though the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act suspended such exemptions at the federal level, according to a Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 3rd highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Rhode Island ranked third in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Rhode Island rank 23rd highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Rhode Island ranked 23rd in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Rhode Island ranks 16th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Rhode Island finished 16th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 26th most reliant on federal aid

Rhode Island finished 26th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 32nd best in corporate tax study

Rhode Island finished 32nd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 29th best in state income tax study

Rhode Island finished 29th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 23rd best in sales tax study

Rhode Island finished 23rd in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 8th worst on property tax study

Rhode Island finished 43rd in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Rhode Island ranks 29th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Rhode Island finished 29th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Rhode Island ranked No. 37 in 2019 business climate index

Rhode Island finished at No. 37 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: Rhode Island not on track to tax online sales

Rhode Island is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Rhode Island posted 26th highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Rhode Island ranked No. 26 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Rhode Island posted 22nd highest corporate income tax in 2018

Among the District of Columbia and the 44 states that levy corporate income taxes, Rhode Island ranked No. 22 for the top tax rate on business revenues, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Analysis: Rhode Island posted 23rd highest individual income tax rate in 2018

Rhode Island ranked No. 23 for its top individual income tax rate, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers that tracked the District of Columbia and the 43 states that levy such taxes.

Rhode Island ranked No. 51 in average charitable giving

Rhode Island residents who took itemized deductions for charitable deductions on their federal income tax forms in 2016 donated $3,354 on average, according to an analysis released this month by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

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