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Scenarios to file Rhode Island annual return for SST filers

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The Rhode Island T-204R annual form for yearly sales tax return in Rhode Island is used to reconcile the sales taxes collected and remitted to the state over a calendar year. However, if you are an SST filer, then you may not be required to file this annual reconciliation form.

The following scenarios determine if you need to file this form as an SST filer:

  • Scenario 1: Avalara filed an SST volunteer returns in Rhode Island for your company for the entire calendar year.
    In this case, you do not need to file the Rhode Island annual reconciliation form for that year.
    Example: Consider that Avalara registered your company through the SST program for Rhode Island as the SST volunteer status on 1/1/2021, and Avalara filed SST volunteer returns for the entire calendar year of 2021 (January sales through the end of December 2021 sales). In this case, your company do not need to file the Rhode Island annual reconciliation.
  • Scenario 2: You have SST non-volunteer status in Rhode Island during a calendar year.
    In this case, you must file the Rhode Island annual reconciliation return for that year.
  • Scenario 3: Avalara filed SST volunteer returns only for a part of the calendar year in Rhode Island.
    In this case, you must file the Rhode Island annual return for the timeframes during which Avalara did not file SST volunteer returns in Rhode Island for you.
    Example: Consider that Avalara registered your company through the SST program for Rhode Island as the SST volunteer status on 5/1/2021, and Avalara continued to file SST volunteer returns through the end of the year (May sales through the end of December 2021 sales). In this case, you must file the Rhode Island annual reconciliation. On this reconciliation return, you only need to include the sales and tax data from January 2021 - April 2021, because this is the timeframe during which Avalara did not file SST volunteer returns in Rhode Island for you.

The Rhode Island T-204R annual reconciliation is not supported by the SST program. If you want Avalara to file this return on your behalf, set up this return in your AvaTax account. However, this return will be counted as a non-SST return, and you will be charged accordingly.

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