DOR: 1% hotel tax collections jump in Oct. on expansion

COLLECTION OF THE 1 PERCENT hotel tax in Rhode Island in October increased 40.9 percent year over year, largely driven by the expansion of the tax to include room resellers, vacation home rentals and online rental platforms. / PBN FILE PHOTO
COLLECTION OF THE 1 PERCENT hotel tax in Rhode Island in October increased 40.9 percent year over year, largely driven by the expansion of the tax to include room resellers, vacation home rentals and online rental platforms. / PBN FILE PHOTO
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in October totaled $502,734, 40.9 percent higher than October 2016’s $356,897 collection, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Wednesday. Of October's collection, $107,912 was attributed to the expansion of the hotel tax to include online room resellers, vacation home rentals and internet platforms. In 2016,…
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