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COLLECTION OF the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in October totaled $2.4 million, an increase of $85,926 year over year. COURTESY HEMENWAY’S/LUCAS PRESTON

R.I. Oct. collection of 1% meal and bev. tax increases 3.7...

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent meal and beverage tax in Rhode Island in October increased 3.7 percent from $2.3 million to $2.4...
LOCAL 1 PERCENT hotel tax collections totaled $627,575 in September, an 8.5 percent increase from September 2017. Collections from realtors and homeowners totaled $139,323 for the month, a 76.2 percent year over year increase. / COURTESY DURKIN COTTAGE REALTY

1% hotel tax collections jump up in Sept.

PROVIDENCE – Collection of the 1 percent hotel tax in Rhode Island in September totaled $627,575, an 8.5 percent increase from the year prior,...
THE R.I. DEPARTMENT of Revenue reminded taxpayers that the deadline to file 2017 tax year extended returns is Monday, Oct. 15.

DOR: 2017 tax payment extension deadlines approach

PROVIDENCE – The deadline to file tax year 2017 tax returns on extension is Monday, Oct. 15, the R.I. Department of Revenue reminded taxpayers...

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...
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