Monday, March 27, 2023        


All Smithfield businesses are assessed a Tangible Tax each year. This assessment is based on the business personal property (furniture, fixtures, equipment, etc.) that is situated in the Town of Smithfield as of December 31st each year.

Rhode Island General Law 44-5-15 requires every business to file an annual declaration of business personal property to the Assessor by January 31st of each year, reporting the personal property present on the preceding December 31st.  Instructions for filing and a link to the declaration form can be found here.


On December 31, 2018, you are in possession* of business personal property in Smithfield.

By January 31, 2019, you are required to file a Declaration of Business Personal Property to the Smithfield Assessor, reporting the property present on December 31, 2018.

This personal property is assessed for the 2019 Tangible Tax Bill, issued in July of 2019.

*Includes owned, leased, loaned, and borrowed property. Property must be declared even if the business is not yet or no longer operational.

All businesses are required to submit this declaration. The purpose is to ensure that each business is assessed fairly and equitably. Failure to file this declaration by the due date will result in an estimated assessed value and will forfeit the right to appeal. 

Business Status Update

If your business has sold, dissolved, or moved out of the Town of Smithfield, please complete and submit a Business Removal Request Form (online below) or by using this fillable PDF form.  You will not be removed from the tangible tax roll unless you have notified the Assessor before January 31st.

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