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Frequently asked questions from City of Pawtucket

Why can't I pay on my current year taxes now, and pay the prior years at a later date?

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Per the Pawtucket's City Charter, all prior year taxes must be paid before payments can be accepted on current year taxes.

How is a penalty assessed for Pawtucket Property taxes?

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Per Pawtucket City Charter, 363-52, Interest shall be charged at a rate of 13% annum on the outstanding balance due on delinquent real estate, tangible, and excise taxes.

Interest accruing on delinquent real estate, tangible, and excise taxes shall commence following the original due date of the bill (July15). Thereafter, any delinquencies through, and no later than, the end of the month following the due date of an annual or quarterly payment shall be calculated from the due date of that specific quarter up to and including the date of payment. However, any delinquencies on or beyond the first of the month following the due date of a quarterly payment shall be calculated from the original date of the bill (July15) up to and including the date of payment.

This year, I received a tax bill. In the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters, in the area entitled “total due this quarter”, there is no figure. Why is that?

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Any City of Pawtucket tax with an annual amount of $ 99.99 or less is paid once, in full in July. If the quarterly amounts have zeros on the stubs, then there are no further payments due. The first quarterly amount would also be the entire balance of the bill. If there were other payments needed, the quarterly amounts of each stub would have a figure.

What is ITOP, and why did I receive this Green Letter?

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ITOP stands for Income Tax Refund Offset Program, under R.I.G.L. § 42-142-7 this program allows for the Division of Taxation to intercept state income tax refunds and apply them to outstanding liabilities owed to governmental entities.  This program doesn't affect your Federal Income Tax Refund. 

You are noted as having an outstanding Motor Vehicle Tax balance(s) due within the tax years of 2009 to 2017, which means that there is a balance(s) due for one, multiple, or all of these years.

How often am I billed for water in Pawtucket, RI?

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Pawtucket water customers are billed monthly. 

Who can register to vote?

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To register to vote, you must be: 

  • a U.S. Citizen and resident of Rhode Island.
  • at least 16 years of age (you must be at least 18 years of age to vote).
  • not incarcerated in a correctional facility upon a felony conviction.
  • not presently judged "mentally incompetent" to vote by a court of law.

When and how can I apply for unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in Rhode Island?

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You should file an unemployment claim within 7 days of your last day of employment to avoid jeopardizing or delaying your first payment.

There are 2 ways to file a claim in the State of Rhode Island:  

1) File a Claim Online using the FILE NOW button above.
2) File a Claim on the phone by calling (401) 243-9100. If you're calling from out of state, the phone number is 1-866-557-0001.

Monday is generally the busiest phone day of the week; if you call later in the week, your wait time may not be so long.

What information will I need to file a UI claim in Rhode Island?

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You will need to provide your social security number and the full name, address and telephone number of all employers you have worked for in the last two years.

If you are not a United States citizen, you must provide your alien registration number. 

What are the eligibility requirements to be able to receive Unemployment Insurance Claims in Rhode Island?

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You must meet certain wage requirements. If you are laid off, the Rhode Island Department of Labor & Training strongly urges you to apply for benefits. They will determine whether you qualify based on all the facts relating to your claim and notify you as quickly as possible.

You must have been paid at least $12,600 in either your base period or an alternate base period. If you did not earn this amount, you may be eligible if you meet all of the following conditions: 

  • You were paid at least $2,100 in one of your base period quarters, and
  • You were paid total base period taxable wages of at least one and one-half times your highest single quarter earnings, and 
  • You were paid total base period taxable wages of at least $4,200. Also, if you have had a previous claim, you must have worked again since filing that claim and must have been paid taxable wages of at least eighty times the R.I. minimum hourly wage of $10.50, or $840.

You must be unemployed through no fault of your own. You must be able to work, available for work and searching for full-time work. You must always be willing to accept a suitable job while you are claiming benefits.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

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The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness.

People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.

Where can I find more information about all the cases in the US?

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You can find a detailed map with the spread of the cases here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-in-us.html

What should I do if I am sick?

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If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

You can read more about what the CDC recommends here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html

Where can I find the information on the cases recorded in Rhode Island?

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You can track and monitor COVID-19 disease within the state of Rhode Island here

How to Pay Property Taxes Online in the City of Pawtucket?

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How to Pay Water Bill Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Water Bill Online here.

How to Apply for Public Benefit Programs Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Public Benefit Programs Online here.

How to Register to Vote Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Register to Vote Online here.

How to Renew Vehicle Registration Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Renew Vehicle Registration Online here.

How to Pay Business Tax Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Pay Business Tax Online here.

How to Driver License Renewal Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Driver License Renewal Online here.

How to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Apply for Unemployment Insurance Online here.

How to Corona COVID-19 Response Online in the City of Pawtucket?

You can access all the information on how to Corona COVID-19 Response Online here.

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