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Gubernatorial candidates differ on lowering tax burden

Most comparative surveys find Rhode Islanders are overtaxed, and most of the candidates running for the governor’s office this year – including the incumbent...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE said that the fiscal year-to-date general revenue collection in April was 2.3 percent higher than estimates.

Fiscal 2018 R.I. cash collections ahead of expectations through April

PROVIDENCE – Total fiscal year-to-date general revenue collection through April was 2.3 percent higher than estimates, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue Tuesday,...
COLLECTION OF THE 1 percent hotel tax in December increased 17.5 percent year over year to $187,686. / PBN FILE PHOTO

Dec. 1% hotel tax collection continues climb

PROVIDENCE – December collections of the 1 percent hotel tax totaled $187,686, a 17.5 percent increase year over year from December 2016’s $159,701, according...
GENERAL REVENUE FOR RHODE ISLAND has exceeded budget through the first eight months of fiscal 2018, according to the state Department of Revenue, although collections in February fell short of the month's expectations. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

State revenue beating estimates through February

PROVIDENCE – General revenue for Rhode Island is running 1.4 percent ahead of budget through February for fiscal 2018, according to data released Friday...
RHODE ISLAND'S 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections showed double-digit year-over-year growth through November. Pictured is the Chanler at Cliff Walk hotel in Newport. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

1% hotel tax receipts show growth year over year

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island hotels saw year-over-year increases in collections of 1 percent hotel tax in November, according to data released by the state...
THROUGH NOVEMBER, the state is 0.6 percent ahead of its revenue expectations, according to the R.I. Department of Revenue.

State revenue ahead of budget through November

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island took in more revenue than budgeted in November, the second month in a row that the state’s tax and other...
THE CHANLER at Cliff Walk and The Spiced Pear at The Chanler have been nominated for 2016 Historic Hotels Awards of Excellence from Historic Hotels of America and Historic Hotels Worldwide. / COURTESY THE CHANLER AT CLIFF WALK

Expansion of 1% hotel tax drives year-over-year gains for R.I. towns,...

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to the expansion of the state’s 1 percent hotel tax to include online hosting platforms and home rentals, revenue for August...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO has appointed Mark A. Furcolo, left, director of the R.I. Department of Revenue, and Elizabeth M. Tanner, right, the director of the Department of Business Regulation. / COURTESY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE

Raimondo appoints new Revenue and Business Regulation department heads

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has named new directors for the Department Business Regulation and the Department of Revenue.Raimondo and R.I. Commerce Secretary...
THE 1 PERCENT MEAL and Beverage tax collection in April rose 5.1 percent year over year to $2,106,349.

DOR: 1% meal and beverage tax collections increase in April over...

PROVIDENCE – The 1 percent meal and beverage tax collections for April 2017 climbed 5.1 percent year over year, an increase of $102,717 to...
THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE'S Division of Taxation said that tax season is over and so far it has issued $247.7 million in personal income tax refunds.

DOR issues $247.7M in tax refunds to date

PROVIDENCE - The R.I. Department of Revenue announced that the personal income tax season is over and that the Division of Taxation has issued...
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