5% hotel tax collections decline 34.2% Y/Y in September

COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in September declined 34.2% year over year to $1.6 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE
COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in September declined 34.2% year over year to $1.6 million. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island totaled $1.6 million in September, a decline of 34.2% from the same period a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Revenue said Wednesday. The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors in state by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of collections came…

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