5% hotel tax collection in FY18 rises nearly 10%

RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $1.2 million of the tax collection for the fiscal year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
RHODE ISLAND'S 5 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $1.2 million of the tax collection for the fiscal year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $21.5 million in fiscal 2018, a 9.9 percent increase year over year from the $19.6 million collected in fiscal 2017, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Tuesday. Tourism districts in Rhode Island were allocated $7.81 million of the hotel tax in…

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