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, you must inform the Assessor's Office by January 31st. Please submit written notice the date the business closed and the disposition of the former assets of the business. Failure to give notice by January 31st will result in a tax bill for the current year.