Nov. sees rise in 1% meal and beverage tax collections

COLLECTIONS OF THE 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island have increased 11.4 percent year over year through the first six months of fiscal 2018 to $15.2 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR
COLLECTIONS OF THE 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island have increased 11.4 percent year over year through the first six months of fiscal 2018 to $15.2 million. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE MACGREGOR
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax totaled $2.1 million in November, an 8.5 percent year-over-year increase, the R.I. Division of Taxation announced Thursday. Westerly meal and beverage collections experienced the largest nominal increase of collection year over year, increasing $57,121 to $106,639. Providence collected the most 1 percent meal…

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