The Internal Revenue Service has announced it will launch the federal tax-filing season on Friday, February 12.
For the benefit and convenience of taxpayers and tax preparers, the Rhode Island tax-filing season will begin on the same date.
Thus, on February 12, 2021, the Rhode Island Division of Taxation will officially begin accepting and processing electronically filed personal
income tax returns as well as paper returns on Form RI-1040 and Form RI-1040NR.
Although the Division is now accepting the standalone Form RI-1040H filed on paper, the Division reminds filers that paper returns take time to process. Therefore, filers of stand-alone paper returns on Form RI-1040H should allow at least two weeks for their returns to be processed and refunds issued (assuming a complete and accurate form is filed, and the taxpayer qualifies for a refund).