Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training


Some Qualify for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) Refund (pdf)

Ray Filippone (401) 462-8415
Assistant Director, Income Support
January 17, 2006

CRANSTON - Individuals working for two or more Rhode Island employers during any single calendar year may be entitled to a Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) tax refund. Last year, 3,939 refunds were processed for a total of $918,187. The average refund amount was $233.
TDI tax refunds may be requested for three calendar years prior to the current year: in this case, for 2005, 2004, and 2003. Refunds are determined by the amount of annual wages over and above the TDI taxable wage base. The wage base for 2005 was $49,000. For 2004, it was $46,800, and for 2003 it was $45,300. If you paid TDI taxes in excess of $686 for 2005, $702 for 2004 or $770 in 2003, you may be eligible for a refund.

For a Claim for Refund form call the Division of Taxation at (401) 222-3682, download the form at www.uitax.ri.gov/refunds.htm or write to the Division of Taxation, Employer Tax Section, One Capitol Hill, Suite 36, Providence, RI 02908-5829. A Claim for Refund form must be completed for each year for which a refund is being requested. Spouses cannot combine wages and must file separate Claim for Refund forms. The minimum refund amount is one dollar. For more information on Temporary Disability Insurance, visit the TDI web site at www.dlt.state.ri.us/tdi.

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The Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training offers a wide array of employment and training services to both the general public and to individuals with unusual barriers to employment. DLT is ready to assist any job seeker, whether the goal is a first job, a better job, or a career change. Rhode Island's work force is protected through the enforcement of labor laws, prevailing wage rates, and work place health and safety standards. Temporary income support is available to unemployed, sick, or injured workers and a comprehensive rehabilitation program is available to those injured on the job.
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