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 by the R.I. Department of Revenue Wednesday. Regional tourism districts received the largest allocation of the four groups of recipients of the tax during the year, $7.8 million, which represented…

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