DOR: State’s 5% hotel tax shows increase in September, while 1% tax falls

COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
COLLECTIONS of the state's 5% hotel tax grew in September in comparison with September 2018, while the 1% hotel tax saw a year-over-year decrease. /PBN FILE PHOTO STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – The 5% hotel tax generated $2.5 million in revenue for the state in September, a 2.4% year-over-year increase from the $2.4 million collected in September 2018, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported on Friday. The DOR said the September funding was split between eight regional tourism districts ($980,710, which is 4.8% more than…

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