March collections of 1% meal and beverage, hotel taxes decline

RHODE ISLAND collections of the local 1% meal and beverage tax in March declined 35.6% from March 2019. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON
RHODE ISLAND collections of the local 1% meal and beverage tax in March declined 35.6% from March 2019. / COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the state local 1% meal and beverage tax in March declined 35.6% year over year, to $1.4 million, the R.I. Department of Revenue said on Friday. Providence was the municipality with the largest nominal decline in collections for the month, declining $242,888 from March 2019 to a total of $297,094. Warwick…

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