Update on the Sales Tax Exemption on Art

For everyone that has an existing sales tax exemption on artistic works with the state of Rhode Island, we have two important updates.

  1. You likely received a letter from the Division of Taxation stating that any sales tax exemption certificates on file may have expired on June 30, 2021. This does NOT apply to you – all existing sales tax exemptions on artist works did NOT expire. You do not need to take any action on this.
  2. In the past, the Division of Taxation mailed the annual reconciliation form – Form T-204W-Annual, Writers, Composers and Artists Annual Reconciliation. This year, they did not do this. Please download the form here, and submit it by January 31. Completing this form helps RISCA by continuing to make the case for this exemption, and demonstrating the economic power and importance of the arts in Rhode Island. You can reach out to Mollie Flanagan, mollie.flanagan@arts.ri.gov, with any questions about this form.

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