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§44-6.4-3  Establishment of tax amnesty. –

Published: 2015

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CHAPTER 44-6.4

Rhode Island Tax Amnesty Act

SECTION 44-6.4-3

   § 44-6.4-3  Establishment of tax amnesty.


(a) The tax administrator shall establish a tax amnesty program for all

taxpayers owing any tax imposed by reason of or pursuant to authorization by

any law of the state of Rhode Island and collected by the tax administrator.

Amnesty tax return forms shall be prepared by the tax administrator and shall

provide that the taxpayer clearly specify the tax due and the taxable period

for which amnesty is being sought by the taxpayer.

   (b) The amnesty program shall be conducted for a seventy-five

(75) day period ending on November 15, 2012. The amnesty program shall provide

that, upon written application by a taxpayer and payment by the taxpayer of all

taxes and interest due from the taxpayer to the state of Rhode Island for any

taxable period ending on or prior to December 31, 2011, the tax administrator

shall not seek to collect any penalties which may be applicable and shall not

seek the civil or criminal prosecution of any taxpayer for the taxable period

for which amnesty has been granted. Amnesty shall be granted only to those

taxpayers applying for amnesty during the amnesty period who have paid the tax

and interest due upon filing the amnesty tax return, or who have entered into

an installment payment agreement for reasons of financial hardship and upon

terms and conditions set by the tax administrator. In the case of the failure

of a taxpayer to pay any installment due under the agreement, such an agreement

shall cease to be effective and the balance of the amounts required to be paid

thereunder shall be due immediately. Amnesty shall be granted for only the

taxable period specified in the application and only if all amnesty conditions

are satisfied by the taxpayer.

   (c) The provisions of this section shall include a taxable

period for which a bill or notice of deficiency determination has been sent to

the taxpayer and a taxable period in which an audit has been completed but has

not yet been billed.

   (d) Amnesty shall not be granted to taxpayers who are under

any criminal investigation or are a party to any civil or criminal proceeding,

pending in any court of the United States or the state of Rhode Island, for

fraud in relation to any state tax imposed by the law of the state and

collected by the tax administrator.

History of Section.

(P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 21, § 2.)