Direct effect/expendures AND fees

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    IMPLAN Support
    Hi Leslie, 1) We would expect this reduction and it is appropriate. The true Direct Output is the adjusted value for the retail Sectors, so you would not want to add the difference between this value and your sales value. However, you could report separately what the total regional expenditures were for the retail Sectors separately in your report. 2) Unless you feel that the registration fees are significant enough to impact government spending, we generally don't recommend modeling these. If you do feel that value of the fees is large enough to keep some program(s) operational, you could examine those fees separately with the State & Local Government spending pattern that you feel is most appropriate. For a very general government spending pattern, you can click on Activity Options > Import > Institution Spending Pattern > State/Local Govt NonEducation. These spending patterns include a payment to payroll so you will want to set the Activity Level to the entire amount of the fees. If you know that the fees go to support a more specific government program/activity, you can click on Activity Options > Import > From Another Model and navigate to the Implan User Data > Utilities Folder on your Implan3 Appliance. Select the NoPayroll_for_Govt_MIG_440impdb file, then select the spending pattern of choice. These spending patterns do not include expenditures on labor so you will need to split the fees into payroll vs. non-payroll portions and set the Activity Level to just the non-payroll portion, and then run a separate Labor Income Change Activity for the payroll portion. If you don't know the split, you can use the same split as in the more general government spending pattern - i.e., if the Coefficient for commodity 3437 (payroll) in the State/Local Govt NonEducation spending pattern is 0.80, then set the Activity Level for the specific spending pattern to 0.20*fees and the Event value for the Labor Income Change to the remainder of the fees (0.80*fees). We do not recommend modeling the taxes unless you are working with a national model. It is actually surprising that there are data for these taxes and it makes us wonder if the tourist spending data includes spending on big expense items like boats? We would be interested to know where your tourist expenditure data came from. Thanks and please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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    lgenova
    Thanks, this is very helpful. The data we are using is a multi-state survey that specifically asked boaters to respond with annual expenditures on many items, which might include boat purchases, and asked about personal property and excise taxes. Answers averaged $83, but ranged from $0 to $21,000! I think I will exclude for my purposes.
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