No matter how much you put it off each spring, taxes are unavoidable. Even when buying consumer goods, you pay taxes; including higher rates for gasoline, cigarettes, and other such items. The good news is that taxes pay for vital services such as police, fire protection, teachers, schools, highways, bridges -- you name it. Welcome to FindLaw's section covering the tax laws and procedures of Rhode Island, with legalese-free explanations of the laws you need to know. You'll learn about the current tax rates for consumer retail purchases and personal income taxes, in addition to articles about tax fraud and tax evasion. Click on a link below to learn more about Rhode Island tax laws.