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Edited to note that the Quizzical-analyzed formula was replaced (I believe in the February 11th 2005 release) and is not current. I can calculate out the current tax rates if folks want; it's a set base rate per shop, with a discount for populations below a minimum amount (250, IIRC).--Varthlokkur 29 July 2005 20:21 (PDT)

Taxes and population

I seem to remember one of the developers (Cleaver, I think) stating that while most building taxes were fixed, there was a discount for shoppes/stalls on islands below a certain population. Don't have the exact numbers behind that, though. Here's a number for comparison: Weekly rent for a large distilling stall on Luthien is 1244 (quoted from the Run your own stall interface). --Thunderbird 16:06, 23 September 2005 (PDT)

Shoppe Additional Taxes

It appears changes to the tax slider in the palace take effect the following tax week. I changed the tax slider on Cochineal Island (Cobalt) from 10% to 0% on 31 DEC at 18:13 PST, and the palace continued to receive taxes up until 08 JAN at 20:04. --Dobdobbodpa 10:35, 17 January 2007 (PST)

Sales Tax all Sunk

Changed the line about 10% of the sales tax going to the palace coffers to 100% of sales tax is a sink. Information based on a comment from Fredtheelf saying that only rent goes to the coffers. - --Ewiggins 7:29PM, 3 September 2007 (PST)

Really? I ran accounting books on Cochineal Island (Cobalt) from OCT 2006 through APR 2007, and there was more PoE than could be accounted for from the palace building records. With the permission of National Pirate Radio, I can publish those books as proof. Otherwise, use the palace reporting tool for yourself and see what numbers you get. --Dobdobbodpa 09:21, 2 March 2008 (PST)