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Rhode Island

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Homeowners and renters are missing out on millions of dollars in tax relief.  Use the resources below to learn more.

Rhode Island Program Overview

Property Tax-Aide features Property Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners and Renters in Rhode Island.

Local governments may also provide additional relief, primarily to homeowners. The local programs, generally exemptions, vary, at local options, as to age, property tenure, and income eligibilities. Contact your local municipal assessor for details.

The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.

Property Tax Relief for Elderly and Disabled Homeowners and Renters

This program provides a refundable tax credit to eligible homeowners and renters on their Rhode Island personal income tax for property taxes paid. The credit is the property tax liability in excess a percent of the taxpayer’s income. The maximum credit is $650 for 2023 and adjusted annually based on the consumer price index for all urban consumers.

For renters, property taxes are assumed to be 20% of gross rent, excluding utilities.


  • The applicant must have been domiciled in Rhode Island for the entire calendar year 2023.
  • The property is subject to property tax.
  • Only one claimant per household per year may qualify for relief.
  • Total household income may not exceed $37,870.
  • The applicant must be 65 years or older as of December 31 the year prior to application or disabled.
  • Eligible renters must have rented the home for the entire year.
  • To be eligible for the disability requirement an individual must be receiving a social security disability benefit or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.
  • The applicant must be current on property tax and rent payments due on your homestead for all prior years and on any current installments.

Application Deadline

April 15, 2024. Even if you are seeking a filing extension for your Rhode Island Income Tax returns, the Property Tax Relief Claim must be filed by April 15, 2024.

Required Documentation

  • Form RI-1040 (Income Tax Return) if required to file a Rhode Island Income Tax Return
  • 2023 Form RI-1040H (Rhode Island Property Tax Relief Claim)
  • Documentation of all items for income may be required.
  • For homeowners, copy of the applicant’s property tax bill must be attached.
  • For renters, 3 rent receipts or a copy of their lease agreement and Landlord information is required.
  • For applicants in subsidized housing, a copy of their HUD statement must be included.

Additional Information & Resources

For questions:

Call Rhode Island Division of Taxation at (401) 574-8829 or the Rhode Island Department of Revenue at (401) 574-8999

If you’d like to download an application, you may do so here, or click the link under the “Your Resources” tab found on this page.

Your Resources

Your state accepts digital and mailed applications

Property Tax Relief Application

Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.

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