Monday, May 2, 2016

Proposed regulation on hotel, sales taxes

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation has posted a proposed regulation involving sales and hotel taxes and will hold a public hearing on it on May 31.

The agency proposes to update an existing regulation so that it reflects changes in the law enacted last year. Those changes extended the sales and hotel taxes to short-term residential rentals.

The proposed regulation discusses room rentals – by hotels, rooming homes, tourist camps, room resellers, and hosting platforms.