Councilors say city's troubles are shared state-wide.
The City Council asked Woonsocket’s General Assembly Delegation for help with several challenges Monday night, spending about three hours mapping out unfair taxpayer burdens they said communities statewide would benefit from fixing. Representatives Lisa Baldelli Hunt (D-Dist. 49, Woonsocket), Stephen Casey (D-Dist. 50), Bob Phillips (D-Dist. 51) and Senators Marc A. Cote, (D-Dist. 24) and Roger A. Picard (D-Dist. 20) attended. William Coyle, Real Estate consultant and principal of William E. Coyle Jr. and Associates of Pawtucket, spoke to legislators and the council about subsidized housing taxes at the invitation of Councilor Albert Brien. Council President John Ward said the city's subsidized housing units only pay eight percent of …
Retailers, consumers urged to take note of changes.
Monday, October 1, 2012
The Rhode Island Division of Taxation sent out the following information last week and urged retailers and consumers to take note of the following changes to Rhode Island’s sales tax that take effect today, Oct. 1 “We’ve been working closely with retailers, accountants, business groups, and others to get the word out about these changes,” said Rhode Island Tax Administrator David M. Sullivan. “We’ve received a lot of cooperation, and we anticipate that the changes will be implemented smoothly.” The tax changes were included in a budget bill approved and enacted in June 2012. Their effective date was postponed until Oct. 1 to allow time for implementation, according to the taxation division. As a result of the changes, some businesses …