DOR: May 5% hotel tax collections decline $250K

COLLECTIONS OF THE 5 PERCENT Hotel Tax in Rhode Island declined $249,846 year over year in May. Above, the Omni Providence Hotel, which generated collection of $125,372 in 5 percent hotel tax in May. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS
COLLECTIONS OF THE 5 PERCENT Hotel Tax in Rhode Island declined $249,846 year over year in May. Above, the Omni Providence Hotel, which generated collection of $125,372 in 5 percent hotel tax in May. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Collections of the Rhode Island 5 percent hotel tax in May decreased $249,846, year over year to $1.83 million, a 12 percent decline, according to a Department of Revenue report issued Thursday. Despite the year-over-year decline, fiscal year-to-date collections of the 5 percent hotel tax in May surpassed those of 2016 by 1…

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