R.I. meal, beverage tax collections decline 3.9% in 2018

THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Revenue said local 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections decreased 3.9 percent from 2017 to 2018. Meanwhile, December figures increased 10.1 percent, year over year. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
PROVIDENCE – Meal and beverage tax collections from Rhode Island restaurants declined 3.9 percent in 2018 to $14.6 million compared with the $15.2 million the state collected a year earlier, the R.I. Department of Revenue reported Friday.  Providence took in the most meal and beverage tax of any municipality in the state in 2018 at…

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