Rhode Island Enacts Pass-Through Entity Level Tax

RI New Legislation – Gentile Stephen T CPA

The new legislation amends the state’s Business Corporation Tax by adding an elective pass-through entity-level tax effective for tax years on or after January 1, 2019. Entities now may elect to be taxed at the entity level. A qualifying pass-through entity includes a corporation, that is an S corporation or general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, trust, limited liability company or certain unincorporated sole proprietorships.

The pass-through entity may elect to pay the state tax at the entity level at a rate of 5.99%. This election would replace the payments required for nonresident withholding.

The amount of the entity level tax paid will be allowed as a credit on the owner’s tax return.
The entity level tax will be a RI modification increase.

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Gentile Stephen T CPA
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