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The annual report form has changed for 2017

The Business Services Division has long had basic data available about entities and organizations doing business in Rhode Island. As the Department of State works to empower and engage all Rhode Islanders and to enhance commerce across the state, we have begun to collect additional data that will provide insight to economic trends and businesses here.

The Business Services Division is introducing a new data collection project which will result in a new form for annual reports in 2017. We will now collect the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code from our filers to enable our office to more accurately report the types of business being conducted in Rhode Island. We are also asking companies to answer three voluntary survey questions to help us better present useful trends and information on the health of our economy. 

We appreciate your help as we work to offer better data to the business community. Please do not hesitate to contact the Business Services Division at 401-222-3040 if you have any questions regarding this new and improved data collection process.

Please visit our Annual Report page to download the form or complete an electronic filing.

Any questions should be directed to the Business Services Division at 401-222-3040 or [email protected]