PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections in June totaled $2.6 million, a 9.3 percent increase year over year from June 2017’s $2.4 million collection, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Friday.
Newport had the largest year-over-year increase in local meal and beverage tax collections in June, increasing $83,854 to a total of $309,624.
Providence had the largest collection of the tax in June at $473,138.
Fiscal year to date, collections of the local 1 percent meal and beverage tax totaled $28.9 million in June, a 9.7 percent increase from fiscal-year-to-date collections in June 2017 when $26.3 million was collected.
Providence accounted for the largest increase in fiscal-year-to-date collections, increasing $783,511 to a total of $6.2 million, the most of any municipality in the state.