How to Calculate 2017 Rhode Island State Income Tax by Using State Income Tax Table

1. Find your income exemptions

2. Find your pretax deductions, including 401K, flexible account contributions ...

3. Find your gross income

4. Check the 2017 Rhode Island state tax rate and the rules to calculate state income tax

5. Calculate your state income tax step by step

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Rhode Island State Tax Tables

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2018 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2017 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2016 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2015 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2014 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2013 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2012 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2011 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table
2010 Rhode Island State Tax Witholding Table

IRS released the new 2018 tax tables on Jan 11, 2018. Employers should implement the 2018 withholding tables as soon as possible, but not later than February 15, 2018.

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Tax rate used in calculating Rhode Island state tax for year 2017

State Abbreviation:


State Tax Withholding State Code:


Acceptable Exemption Form:


Basis For Withholding:

Federal Exemptions

Acceptable Exemption Data:


TSP Deferred:


Special Coding:


Additional Information:

A state tax certificate is not required since Federal exemptions are used in the computation of the state formula.

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Withholding Formula >(Rhode Island Effective 2017)<
  1. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Thrift Savings Plan contribution from the gross biweekly wages.

  2. Subtract the nontaxable biweekly Federal Health Benefits Plan payment(s) (includes dental and vision insurance program, and flexible spending account - health care and dependent care deductions) from the amount computed in step 1.

  3. Add the taxable biweekly fringe benefits (taxable life insurance, etc.) to the amount computed in step 2 to obtain the adjusted gross biweekly wages.

  4. Multiply the adjusted gross biweekly wages times 26 to obtain the gross annual wages.

  5. Determine the exemption allowance by applying the following guideline and subtract this amount from the gross annual wages to compute taxable income:

    Exemption Allowance = >$1,000< x Number of Exemptions

    However, if Annual wages are more than $217,350, Exemption is $0

  6. Apply the taxable income computed in step 5 to the following table to determine the annual Rhode Island tax withholding:

  7. Tax Withholding Table
    For All Filing Type

    If the Amount of
    Taxable Income Is:

    The Amount of Rhode Island
    Tax Withholding Should Be:


    But Not

    Of Excess

    $           0
    $      61,300
    $     0.00
    $        0
       and over

  8. Divide the annual Rhode Island tax withholding by 26 to obtain the biweekly Rhode Island tax withholding.

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