US Federal Withholding
Free 2021 Payroll
Tax Table Updates
Rhode Island has state income tax withholding. Payroll tax tables changed
slightly in 2021 (RI tax tables have changed every year since
1988, including a complete revision in 2011).
RI is one of four states that have an employee deduction
for disability insurance (TDI).
HINT-- Turtle Creek Software provides free annual updates for
US federal and Rhode Island state tax withholding rates.
State Withholding Instructions
To enter withholding information for an employee in your Goldenseal
company file, follow these steps:
Employees from the Accounts
the employee record.
- Click the Payroll Setup
the employee's marital status
into the Marital
Status field (see note
the number of federal dependents
into the Federal Exemptions
the number of dependents
into the State Exemptions
the Rhode Island Tax Package
into the Tax Package field. HINT--
If you don't see it in the
list, you'll need to import the
tax info first.
- Click OK
State Unemployment Tax Instructions
In 2021 the Rhode Island Employment Security Insurance tax applies
to the first $24,600
of wages for each employee
(increased for employers at the highest rate).
The starting rate for
a new business is 1.06%.
After the first year
the rate can be between
0.6% and 10.0% depending
on your company's fund
There is also an additional job development tax on
the same base rate (starting
in 2005, Goldenseal payroll
software lists this
tax separately, for easier
To enter the Rhode Island SUTA tax rate for your business,
follow these steps:
Payroll Setup from the Costs
menu, and choose Tax Items
from the submenu.
see a list of Tax Items.
Locate the Rhode Island SUTA
tax in the list, and double-click
on it. HINT:
If you don't see SUTA in
the list, you'll need to import the
Rhode Island state payroll
tax tables first.
the SUTA tax rate for your
business, and enter it into
the percentage field for
the state SUTA cutoff amount
has changed, enter it into
the field to the right of
Island Marital Status
Enter any of the following
values into Marital Status popup field in each
single employee with one personal exemption
married employee with two personal
- Dual Income-
married employee with one personal
- Head of House-
employee claims Head of Family status
Temporary Disability Insurance
Employees pay a TDI tax which covers
insurance coverage for
This is an employee
withholding which employers
must collect and then
pay to the state of Rhode
Island, along with SUTA
and Job Development taxes.
For 2020, the TDI withholding rate is 1.3% on the first $72,300 of wages.
Withholding tax website
Payroll Tax Office-- 401 277-2905
General Tax Info-- 401 574-8TAX
Forms by Fax-- 401 277-3676
SUTA-- 401 277-3696
TDI website link
TDI (RI disability insurance)-- 401 462-8420
Rhode Island Division of Taxation
One Capitol Hill
Providence RI 02908-5800
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