1% hotel, meal and beverage tax collections fall 17% in Sept.

COLLECTION OF the 1% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $261,010 in November. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
COLLECTION OF the 1% meal, beverage and hotel taxes in Rhode Island declined 17%, to $2.8 million, in September. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – Collections of the local 1% hotel, meal and beverage taxes declined a combined 17% year over year in September, to $2.8 million, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Monday. Meal and beverage tax collections declined 15%, to $2.4 million. Year over year, Providence, Warwick and Newport saw the biggest declines, collecting $136,244,…

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