Amusement tax revenue drops 25% to $323,098

September 05, 1993|By Frank Lynch | Frank Lynch,Staff Writer

Admissions and amusement tax revenues generated in Harford County fell 25 percent in fiscal 1992-1993 from the $432,449 collected during the previous 12 months, according to figures compiled by the state's comptroller's office.

In fiscal 1992-1993, which ended June 30, a total of $7,018,881 was spent and generated $323,098 in tax revenue.

Entertainment spending was $7,795,785 in the county during fiscal 1991-1992.

Marvin Bond, a spokesman for the comptroller's office, said a large portion of taxes collected in fiscal 1991-1992 came from paid up, previously delinquent accounts.

He said the spending drop of $523,635 for coin-operated amusements represented the largest loss in the county.

Movie revenues slid to $195,934, while golf greens fees and cart rentals and night club entertainment remained about the same at $1.4 million. Mr. Bond said that statewide spending on taxable entertainment was $438.5 million in fiscal 1992-1993, about the same as the previous year.

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