Residents Urged to File Taxes Sooner than Later

Original filing date was postponed amid the COVID-19 crisis

PROVIDENCE, R.I (WLNE) – The RI Department of Revenue reminds residents to file their 2019 income tax returns so they may sooner receive a refund.

The due date for filing is Normally set for April 15, but it has been postponed to July 15 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Assuming the filer is due one, the sooner the return is filed, the sooner the vision my return and process a refund.

“By filing now, you’ll get your income tax refund sooner while avoiding crunch at the deadline”, said Rhode Island Tax Administrator Neena Savage.

Also, taxpayers are urged to file their returns electronically, to make the process easy, convenient, and secure.

The DOR says e-filers can be assured they are using the most up-to-date forms and instructions.

E-filers also have the option to have their refunds deposited directly into their bank or credit union account, which is not an option for paper filers.

Of all the Ocean States’ personal income tax returns that have been filed, 92% were filed electronically.

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