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Manage Rhode Island Notices

This article applies to:Returns Central

Get the info you need to manage notices for Rhode Island, including submitting a power of attorney and understanding common issues.

Power of Attorney

Rhode Island requires a Power of Attorney (POA) for Avalara to resolve notices for you.

To submit a POA:

  1. Obtain and complete a Rhode Island RI-2848 Power of Attorney form
  2. Submit the completed POA form to the Rhode Island Department of Revenue
  3. Send the completed POA form and notice to us by submitting a case. Processing takes about 6 - 8 weeks.

After we have a POA on file, you don't have to submit another one unless something has changed.

Common Issues

This is the most common notice issue to resolve for Rhode Island. See Manage Tax Notices for additional details about resolving notice issues.

Issue Action
Annual return account reconciliation The annual return includes an account reconciliation, in addition to the standard return. Sometimes Rhode Island applies the balance paid incorrectly. Provide Rhode Island with proof of timely payment and an explanation of the amounts remitted for each return. Usually the state can move payments around as long as a return was filed (even a $0 return).


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