If you’re a tax payer in the state of Rhode Island, you now have three extra months to file and pay federal income taxes. The IRS has extended the tax filing deadline an extra 190 days for filers and businesses in three Rhode Island counties.

This update is a result of the disaster declaration issued by FEMA. The deadline extension will assist individuals and businesses affected by the severe storms and flooding that began on December 17, 2023.

DiSanto, Priest & Co., one of the region’s top accounting firms, recognizes this extension as a positive for tax payers. As Partner Jeffrey Warfield told NBC 10 News:

“I was happy for certain taxpayers that were impacted by [storms] that needed additional assistance. The other ones we were pretty much prepared so at least it gave more time for those that needed to file the returns and pay their taxes. Now, they have that flexibility.”

Tax Filing Deadline Extension Details

Under this extension, different counties in Rhode Island have different tax filing deadlines. See below for specific dates:

  • April 15, 2024 – Deadline for taxpayers in Newport and Bristol counties, unchanged.
  • July 15, 2024 – Deadline for federal taxpayers and businesses in Providence, Kent, and Washington counties.
  • July 15, 2024 – Deadline for everyone to file and pay Rhode Island state income taxes.


If you have any questions regarding the Rhode Island tax filing deadline extension, call 401-921-2000 or fill out our contact form.