Rhode Island is what's referred to as a client-reporting state for unemployment insurance. Justworks needs your company’s information to report unemployment taxes under your unemployment account.
In order to report, Justworks needs your Rhode Island Unemployment Account number and Unemployment Tax Rate.
We don't have a Rhode Island Unemployment Account, what do we do?
If you don't have an Rhode Island Unemployment Account, fill out registration form here or begin the online process here, and indicate "Unemployment Insurance Only" at the top of the page and follow these steps:
- Select 'Yes' for "Do you have employees working in RI?"
- Complete Sections: A, B, C, D, and E and all sections outlined in the color red.
- Under Section C, only complete:
- Number of employees
- First date wages paid in RI
- Are you: Non-Profit, Religious, IRS Code 501-C-3
- Please do not enter amount of withholding taxes – this will open a withholding account
- Under "Taxpayer Status Affidavit":
If your company has no listed delinquent taxes, mark "I have filed all required state tax returns and have paid all taxes owed."
If there are delinquent taxes or this is a late registration for your company, mark "I am currently pursuing administrative review of taxes owed to the state."
Please mark any other scenario that may apply.
- Please complete Page 7 or 8 if your company makes sales of food and/or beverages
- Please note on Page 9 under 'Internet Retailer Supplement' that this section only pertains to sales/use taxes and is unrelated to unemployment tax. If this is pertinent to your business, please fill this section out.
- Once complete, please fax the application directly to Rhode Island at (401) 574-89404.
If you are having difficulty completing the online account setup process, please contact the Division of Taxation - Employer Tax Section, Monday-Friday between 8:30am and 3:30pm at (401) 574-8700.
This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, legal or tax advice. If you have any legal or tax questions regarding this content or related issues, then you should consult with your professional legal or tax advisor.