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Letters of Good Standing

  • Do you need a letter of good standing from the Rhode Island Division of Taxation? You've come to the right place.
  • In general, a letter of good standing shows that you are not delinquent regarding your Rhode Island state tax obligations.
  • The Division of Taxation receives letter of good standing applications for a number of different reasons. For example, a lender may require a business to provide a letter of good standing before giving the business a loan. In other cases, a letter of good standing is required by law: if, for example, a business plans to sell or transfer a major asset -- or the business as a whole.
  • On this page, you'll find more information about when a letter of good standing is required, what is involved in the application process, the application itself, and answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you have questions about letters of good standing, call the Rhode Island Division of Taxation's Collections section at (401) 574-8941 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. business days, or email: Tax.Collections@tax.ri.gov
  • Also on this page are links to helpful information from the Rhode Island Secretary of State about what's involved in closing a business, reinstating a business after revocation, and obtaining a certificate of good standing (involving your corporate status).
Document Title Description View
Letter of good standing -- application form Form to apply for letter of good standing (not fillable) View
Letter of good standing -- application form (fillable) Application form you can fill in from your computer View
Letter of good standing -- entity filing requirements Which tax return a business must file - and which tax it must pay View
Closing/dissolving a business What you need to know about closing or dissolving a business -- and requirements involved Link
Business revocation and reinstatement Why your business's certificate of formation or certificate of authority can be revoked -- and how to get reinstated Link
Certificate of good standing from Secretary of State How to apply for a certificate of good standing (involving your corporate status) from the Secretary of State Link

 

Note: Additional documents will be posted to this page when available.