R.I. 5% hotel tax collections dip in Feb. prior to COVID-19 shutdowns

COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in February totaled $947,887. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE
COLLECTION OF the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in February totaled $947,887. / PBN FILE PHOTO/JAMES BESSETTE
PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 5% hotel tax in Rhode Island in February declined 5.3% year over year to $947,887, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Friday. Of that collection, $890,478 was collected from traditional hotels while $57,411 was collected from hosting platforms and room resellers. Figures for February precede the mass shutdown of…

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