DOR: 5% hotel tax collections up in July

COLLECTION OF THE 5 percent hotel tax increased 5.1 percent year over year in July. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $117,051 in 5 percent hotel tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
COLLECTION OF THE 5 percent hotel tax increased 5.1 percent year over year in July. The Omni Providence Hotel, pictured above, accounted for $117,051 in 5 percent hotel tax collection for the month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in July was $3.06 million, an increase of 5.1 percent from July 2016’s collection of $2.91 million, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Tuesday. State hotel tax allocations shifted between July 2016 and July 2017, skewing year-over-year collection comparisons. Below is a…
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