Collection of 5% hotel tax declines 34.7% Y/Y in Aug.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in August totaled $2.2 million, a 34.7% decline year over year, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Thursday. The decline reflects the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s hospitality industry as it continued through the summer months. Collection from traditional hotels totaled $2.1 million in August,…

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