State collected $19.6M in 5% hotel tax in fiscal 2017, a nominal gain

COLLECTIONS OF THE 5 PERCENT Hotel Tax in Rhode Island increased $140,618 year over year to $2.1 million in June. Above, the Omni Providence Hotel, which generated collection of $124,605 in 5 percent hotel tax in June. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE EWENS
COLLECTIONS OF THE 5 PERCENT hotel tax in Rhode Island increased 1.2 percent in fiscal 2017 to $19.6 million, according to R.I. Department of Revenue figures. Above, the Omni Providence Hotel, which generated $1.1 million of the 5 percent hotel tax during the year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/STEPHANIE ALVAREZ EWENS
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island collected $19.6 million in 5 percent hotel taxes in fiscal 2017, a year-over-year increase of 1.2 percent, according to data released…

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