1% meal and beverage tax generates $2.5M in Oct., up from 2018

COLLECTION OF the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island increased 2.1% year over year. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON
COLLECTION OF the 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island increased 2.1% year over year. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON
PROVIDENCE – The local 1% meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island generated $2.5 million in October, a 2.1% increase year over year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Tuesday. The collection marked a month-to-month decline of 11.5%, from $2.8 million. The largest collection in the state of any municipality was in Providence at…

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