Dec. 1% hotel tax collection continues climb

COLLECTION OF THE 1 percent hotel tax in December increased 17.5 percent year over year to $187,686. / PBN FILE PHOTO
COLLECTION OF THE 1 percent hotel tax in December increased 17.5 percent year over year to $187,686, driven to a significant degree by collections from home owners renting their properties. / PBN FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE – December collections of the 1 percent hotel tax totaled $187,686, a 17.5 percent increase year over year from December 2016’s $159,701, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Thursday. New Shoreham experienced that largest uptick of hotel tax revenue collection year over year, increasing $14,884 to $15,992, primarily driven by collections from realtors…

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