How To Dissolve an
LLC In Rhode Island

If you no longer wish to conduct business with your LLC, it is important to officially dissolve it. Failure to do so in a timely fashion can result in tax liabilities and penalties, or even legal trouble.

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To dissolve an LLC in Rhode Island, simply follow these two steps:

Step 1: Close Your Business' Tax Accounts


Every active Rhode Island LLC has various tax accounts that are maintained by different departments within the Rhode Island State government. Before you can dissolve your LLC, you must first pay off all taxes and / or fines owed to these accounts.

Here are some of the common taxes your LLC may owe:

  • If you have or have had employees in Rhode Island:
    • Unemployment Insurance Tax
    • Employee Withholding Tax
  • If your LLC sells or has sold taxable goods or services in Rhode Island:
    • Sales & Use Tax

Closing your tax accounts usually involves simply filing a final return to the appropriate agency. However, some accounts require submitting other official paperwork. If you need assistance in closing your tax accounts, it may be helpful to hire a Certified Public Accountant.

NOTE: None of your LLC's tax accounts can be closed if they have a remaining balance. All taxes, penalties, fees, and interest must be paid in full before you can dissolve your LLC.

Step 2: File Articles of Dissolution


Articles of Dissolution are the forms that you file to voluntarily dissolve your LLC. Once this document has been filed and processed, your LLC will no longer legally exist.

The State of Rhode Island requires business owners to submit their Articles of Dissolution by mail.

File the Rhode Island LLC Articles of Dissolution

Download Form

Filing Fee:

$50.00

Mail to:

Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

You can also have a professional service provider file your Articles of Dissolution for you. Two recommended service providers are: