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It is the smallest of the 50 US states by area—about 48 miles (77 km) long and 37 miles (60 km) wide—but is one of the most densely populated states. The extreme compactness of area, proportionally large population, and economic activity have tied it closely to its neighboring states.

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Rhode Island Paycheck Calculator and Payroll Taxes 

  • Rhode Island payroll taxes start with employees filling out Form RI W-4. This information helps you determine how much you should withhold. 
  • If an employee does not complete this form, you must withhold tax as no exemptions were claimed.
  • Employees only need to update Form RI W-4 in case of life events (such as marriage, divorce, birth or adoption of a child, etc.) that may impact their taxes.
  • The personal income tax rate in Rhode Island is 3.75%–5.99%.

Rhode Island Payroll Taxes and Unemployment Tax Rate 

  • Employers pay Rhode Island unemployment tax on the first $28,200 of an employee’s wages.
  • New employers pay at a rate of 0.88%.
  • Experienced employers pay at a rate of 0.88%–9.49%.

Important Note: The Stub Builder provides a paycheck calculator for essential guidance. This should not be relied upon to calculate exact taxes, payroll, or other financial data. You should seek a professional accountant regarding any particular requirement.

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  • What is the Rhode Island Paycheck Calculator?

The Rhode Island Paycheck Calculator is an online tool designed to help employees and employers estimate the net or "take-home" pay after deductions for taxes, benefits, and other withholdings.

  • Who can use the Rhode Island Paycheck Calculator?

Anyone can use the calculator, including Rhode Island residents, non-residents working in Rhode Island, employers, and employees who want to understand their potential earnings and deductions.

  • What information do I need to use the calculator?

To use the calculator effectively, you'll need your gross pay amount, pay frequency (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, etc.), federal and state tax filing status, number of allowances or dependents, and details about any additional deductions such as retirement contributions or health insurance premiums.

  • Can the calculator handle multiple jobs or sources of income?

The calculator is designed to handle a single source of income at a time. If you have multiple jobs, you should calculate each paycheck separately and then combine the net amounts for an overall estimate.

  • Does the calculator account for federal taxes?

Yes, the calculator includes federal income tax withholding, Social Security, and Medicare taxes.

  • How are state taxes calculated for Rhode Island?

The calculator uses Rhode Island state tax rates, including the state income tax and any applicable local taxes.

  • Is the Rhode Island Paycheck Calculator free to use?

Yes, the calculator is free to use.

  • Where can I get help if I have questions about the calculator?

If you have questions or need assistance, you can usually find help through the calculator's support or help section.

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