Negative tax impacts in North Dakota

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    IMPLAN Support
    Hello Dan, In the raw GDP data we obtained from the BEA (http://www.bea.gov/iTable/iTable.cfm?ReqID=70&step=1#reqid=70&step=1&isuri=1, under Gross Domestic Product by State, select Taxes on Production and Imports less Subsidies), the value for IndCode 83 (Federal Civilian) is -$693,000,000.  This is a 2013 value, so we have to project it based on employment and income, yielding a value of -$672,00,000.  While 3 IMPLAN industries belong to this BEA IndCode (IMPLAN sectors 518, 519, and 520), the latest BEA Benchmark tables show no TOPI in industries 518 or 519; thus, industry 520 gets the entire value.  All this means is that this industry is highly subsidized, which is not surprising for a government enterprise and is reflected at the U.S. level as well.  Therefore, we would consider it correct. For your analysis, you can either ignore the Direct tax impacts (and recalculate your totals) or run the analysis using Analysis-By-Parts (ABP). ABP Links The Basics of Analysis-By-Parts (IMPLAN Pro) http://support.implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=359 The Basics of Analysis-By-Parts (IMPLAN Online) http://support.implan.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=452 Regards, IMPLAN Staff
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    danmartin@oxfordeconomics
    Thanks for the reply. I can move forward given this. Just to be clear though, the negative tax impacts are not direct impacts, they're coming through the indirect and induced channels, and my work already is an analysis by parts. The impact on sector 520 is, I think, coming mainly through its provision of retail services. Again, thanks for the reply.
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    IMPLAN Support
    Dan, You are most welcome. If you would like to send us a copy of your model and analysis set-up, we would be happy to take a look at it. Regards, IMPLAN Staff
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