Simcountry is a multiplayer Internet game in which you are the president, commander in chief, and industrial leader. You have to make the tough decisions about cutting or raising taxes, how to allocate the federal budget, what kind of infrastructure you want, etc..
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Huge Income Spike via Corporate Taxes.

Topics: Problems: Huge Income Spike via Corporate Taxes.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:02 pm Click here to edit this post
Country of Cherbourg on GR. 39.7 Million Population. Corporate Tax Rate of 75%. Number of Corporations: 66

Taxes paid by Corporations 254,761.19M SC$ Corporate Tax (from the monthly, not year to date.)

I'm assuming that this should not be that way?

Yet another broken part of the game.

I'm willing to lend my baseball bat for the purposes of motivating the programming team to do needed fixes. Advise if needed.


Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 06:23 pm Click here to edit this post
Did you increase your tax rate? If you increase your tax rate mid year, I believe the corps will pay the taxes due at that rate from earlier months.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 03:10 pm Click here to edit this post
Indeed this is how it works.

When you increase taxes, there is a computation of back taxes for the past 12 months.

If you reduce, the same happens and results in no payments of taxes at all until the payments of the past year average less than the new tax level requires.

I must admit we would not have done it this way if it was done today. It is probably correct as it works but it is too complex.

There are probably many errors in the game, like in any other game, but you need to work harder to find them.
This is not one of them.


Friday, October 14, 2016 - 06:09 pm Click here to edit this post
I was unaware of that, so did not note Tax Rate of the country in question at the time of the spike.

The country in question moved up to a 75% tax rate where it is now. What the tax rate was at the time I reported is unknown. However, since the tax rate was moved up as a percentage each month via the automation process, wouldn't the income spikes have been in evidence during the past 12 game months?

I have moved another country up the same way, but it is possible I missed the single month reporting of a spike due to being offline at the time.

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