According to RI General Laws 44-5-15, 16, &12.1, taxable property must be declared to the Assessor between December 31st and January 31st each year. If a taxpayer is unable to make such declaration within the prescribed time, they may submit written notice prior to January 31st of intention to submit declaration by March 15th. Failure to file a true and exact account, within the prescribed time, eliminates the right to appeal. No amended returns will be accepted after March 15th.
If you are no longer in business as of December 31st, you must inform the Assessor's Office by January 31st. Please complete the Affidavit of Business Closing form and submit it to the Assessor's office by January 31st of the upcoming year to be removed from our tax roll. Failure to give notice by January 31st will result in a tax bill for the current year.