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FelixSylvaris Jul 11, 2014 @ 4:49am
Tax tolerance
Dont you think that tax tolerance in the game is like too high?
Income tax of 40% and then 50% of flat tax and it is all right.
I really wish there was some soft cap for taxes, especially income related, there is some point at which people say "nah it better do not work at all", or go mass riot, or just avoid taxacion, or migrate to better world (Canada), or choose tax paradise. At east it could influence more poverty, or increase stress epidemy or suicide streak.
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Flint_A Jul 11, 2014 @ 10:43am 
Think of it this way: If they're already earning well and the state is doing stuff to make their life easy, high taxes aren't a huge burden.

If that's not the case, then you can't keep them happy anyway.

Losing 40% of 100000 doesn't hurt as much as losing 10% of 20000.

Canada, to answer your example, has rather high taxes compared to most places. But people still earn a lot AND they see their tax dollars being used for logical things rather than fuel a huge army. So people are happy. Of course Canada's taxes are nowhere near as high as you can go in the game, but my point stands.
Serris Jul 14, 2014 @ 12:31pm 
Originally posted by FelixSylvaris:
Income tax of 40% and then 50% of flat tax and it is all right.

This is definitely an issue. Negative situations can arise if you have, say, 60% income tax and no flat tax at all, but 50% income tax and 50% flat tax will not lead to any red bubbles.

Income tax really means Progressive Income Tax, while Flat Tax is non-progressive. While it isn't necessarily a good idea to make it literally one or the other, the notion of having two parallel income taxes in effect should provoke massive protests or penalties of some sort.
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Date Posted: Jul 11, 2014 @ 4:49am
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