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Corp Tax

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 08:25 pm Click here to edit this post
What would cause almost all of my corps to start gradually reduce the amount of tax paid to the host country? This is the case with most countries throughout my empire. Even if the corp is showing profits, and the tax rate remained the same, the amount of tax paid is declining. Any ideas?

Things keep getting weirder and weirder for me...


Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 09:16 pm Click here to edit this post
This is a general data example from an enterprise owned corp in one of my countries. Country tax rate is 75%, has been for a very long time. Welfare is around 90, it has remained close to that for a while also. Employment is slowing decreasing, but all corps are at 100% employment capacity.

Products Sold Current Month 3,207.55M SC$
Cash Available Now 41,585.34M SC$

Products Sold Last Year 39,262.44M SC$
Profit Last Year 6,730.21M SC$
Net Profit Last Year 1,682.55M SC$
Products Sold Last Month 3,245.32M SC$
Profit Last Month 446.91M SC$
Net Profit Last Month 111.73M SC$
Assets 90,171.01M SC$
Market Value 212,820.44M SC$
Outstanding Loans 0.00M SC$
Value of Supplies 15,063.99M SC$

Production Last Month 1,050,243.01 dropped down in one month from about one game year ago.

Production Level Last Month 107.70 %
Employment Level Last Month 100.00 %
Production Process Quality 225
Quality of the Product 303.2
Production Process Effectivity 225
Welfare Index 107.72

Here is cash flow data

Cash at start of previous month 38,007.15M SC$

Salaries Paid -591.69M SC$
Interest Paid 0.00M SC$
Country Resources Used -681.52M SC$
Fixed Property Cost -187.94M SC$
Maintenance Products Bought 0.00M SC$
Raw Materials Bought -180.74M SC$
Raw Materials Sold 0.00M SC$
New Loans Taken 0.00M SC$
Loans Paid Back 0.00M SC$
Tax Paid -335.19M SC$
Profit Payment Paid 0.00M SC$
Upgrades Bought 0.00M SC$
Damage Repair Paid 0.00M SC$
Products Sold 3,245.32M SC$
Manual Cash Transfers -78.68M SC$
Automatic Cash Transfers 0.00M SC$
Income New/Cost of Retracting Shares0.00M SC$

Cash beginning of this month 39,196.72M SC$

So, any ideas....?


Friday, February 1, 2019 - 11:24 am Click here to edit this post
A welfare index of 90 seem a bit low. Iirc, the welfare index affects how motivated your workers are. A low welfare index might be the reason production is off a bit. You might want to try and raise that to around 105-110 and see if that helps. Since only one month is showing, it is hard to spot the trend in the decline in taxes paid to your country from the corps. Therefore It is hard to see what else can be done to help. Taxes to fluctuate based on profits, so if the market supply and demand for that corp's product changes, sales and profits will fluctuate and as a result tax revenues will fluctuate as well.


Friday, February 1, 2019 - 05:16 pm Click here to edit this post
The profits for each corp are gradually decreasing each month, at least for a year. I think it might be an increase in the cost of raw materials, can't be sure. What determines raw material usage, and what would make that cost gradually increase?


Friday, February 1, 2019 - 08:35 pm Click here to edit this post
When you welfare index goes up, your workers will produce more product. This can increase the raw materials required to make the additional product. Also if the demand drops, producing the same amount could affect the price you get for each unit of production. With an extreme shortage of supply in relation to the demand, you can often get the max price. When the supply/demand gets closer to parity or the demand becomes lower than the supply, the price you get per unit will fall resulting in lower sales and consequently lower profits. Of course, raw material price fluctuations can also cause lower profits.

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