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under the Liquor Tax Law by reduced State taxes for the year ending September 30, 1917, was $5,147,442.42, while there was paid into the State treasury as excise taxes coming from such county but $4,024,205.04; that is, New York county benefited from a reduction in its State tax through operation of the Liquor Tax Law $1,118,237.38 more than was paid into the State treasury as excise taxes from that county.

The result is due to the fact that New York county’s per cent of the entire real and personal property in the State which is assessed for State taxation is greater than the per cent of the entire excise taxes paid into the State treasury which comes from that county.

Decrease in Drinking Places

Under the old law for the year ending April 30, 1896, there were 7,330 places licensed in New York county for liquors to be drunk on the premises where sold. The number of liquor tax certificates in force September 30, 1917, for such drinking places was 3,975, being a decrease of 3,355 or 46 per cent, notwithstanding an increase in population of over 53 per cent since the enactment of the present Liquor Tax Law.

ALBANY COUNTY

Receipts and disbursements under the Liquor Tax Law for the year ending September 30, 1917, together with the net benefit to the county and the number of certificates in force:

Amount received for certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $409 384 86
Amount received for all night permits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 50
Amount received for transfers (50) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 632 50
Amount received for fines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 600 00
Total receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $411 054 86
Paid rebates on surrendered certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 661 15
Net receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $408 393 71
Cities’ and towns' share of net receipts. . . $163 090 11
State's share of net receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . 245 303 60
The county received, as above. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... $163 090 11

The county’s State tax is diminished 1.304 per cent of $12,586,356.93 (the State’s share of the excise

revenue) or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164. 126 09 Total net benefit to county. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $327 216 20 Amount paid by county to the State, as above . . . . . . . . $245 303 60 The benefit to county by diminishing State taxes as above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164. 126 09

Excess of payment to State over reduction of State
tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $81 177 51

Comparative Statement Total number of certificates in force September

30, 1917 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614 Total number of certificates in force April 30, 1896 (old law). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 218 Decrease in number of certificates in force from last year of old law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 604. Net excise receipts for year ending September 30, 1917, as above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $408 393 71 Net excise receipts for year ending April 30, 1896 (old law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 616 07

ALLEGANY COUNTY

Receipts and disbursements under the Liquor Tax Law for the year ending September 30, 1917, together with the net benefit to

the county and the number of certificates in force:

Amount received for certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 421 50 Total receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 421 50 Paid fees of county treasurer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 64 Net receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 318 86 Towns' share of net receipts. . . . . . . . . . . $1 327 55 State's share of net receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 991 31 The county received, as above. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 327 55 The county’s State tax is diminished .239 per cent of $12,586,356.93 (the State's share of the excise revenue) or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 081 39 Total net benefit to county. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $31 408 94 The benefit to county by diminishing State taxes, as r above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 081 39 Amount paid by county to the State, as above. . . . . . . . 1 991 31 Excess of benefit to county over amount paid the State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $28 090 08 Comparative Statement Total number of certificates in force September 30, 1917 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Total number of certificates in force April 30, 1896 (old law). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Decrease in number of certificates in force over last year of old law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Net excise receipts for year ending September 30, 1917. as above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3 318 86 Net excise receipts for year ending April 30, 1896 (old law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 219 31 Increase in receipts over last year of old law. . . . . . $2 099 55

BRONX COUNTY

Receipts and disbursements under the Liquor Tax Law for the year ending September 30, 1917, together with the net benefit to

the county and the number of certificates in force:

Amount received for certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 135 747 85 Amount received for transfers (107). . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 070 00 Amount received for fines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 510 00 Total receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 137 327 85 Borough’s share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $453 673 91 w— State's share . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 680 669 31 The county received, as above. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $453 673 91 The county’s State tax is diminished 5.322 per cent of $12,586,356.93 (the State's share of the excise revenue) or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (569 845 93 Total net benefit to county. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 123 519 84 Amount paid by county to the State, as above. . . . . . $680 669 31 The benefit to county by diminishing State taxes, as above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 669 845 93 Excess of payment to State over reduction of State tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... • - - - - $10 823 38 Comparative Statement Total number of certificates in force September 30, 1917. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 069 Total number of certificates in force April 30, 1896 (old law). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 406 Decrease in number of certificates in force from last year of old law. . . . . . . 337 Net excise receipts for year ending September 30, 1917, as above. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1 123 519 84 Net excise receipts for year ending April 30, 1896 (old law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166 718 10

Increase in receipts over last year of old law. . . $956 801 74

BROOME COUNTY

Receipts and disbursements under the Liquor Tax Law for the year ending September 30, 1917, together with the net benefit to

the county and the number of certificates in force:

Amount received for certificates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $122 354 63 Amount received for transfers (42). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 462 50 Amount received for fines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 900 25 Total receipts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123 717 38 City’s and towns' share of net receipts. . . $49 598 70 tate’s share of net receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . 74 118 68 The county received, as above. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ... $49 598 70 The county’s State tax is diminished .536 per cent of $12,586,356.93 (the State’s share of the excise revenue) or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 462 88 Total net benefit to county. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11? 061 58 Amount paid by county to the State, as above. . . . . . . . $74 118 68 The benefit to county by diminishing State taxes, as above . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 462 S8 Excess of payment to State over reduction of State tax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6 655 80 Comparative Statement Total number of certificates in force September 30, 1917 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147 Total number of certificates in force April 30, 1896 (old law). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208 Decrease in number of certificates in force from last year of old law. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Net excise receipts for year ending September 30, 1917 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $123 717 38 Net excise receipts for year ending April 30, 1896 (old law) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 624 85

Increase in receipts over last year of old law. . . . . $111 092 53

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