Moist Von Lipwig's Principles of Taxation

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baruch menachem

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Adam Smith had his, now it is time for Moist to come up with his.

First on the list of both of them is the principle of doing the least damage. I think Vetinari mentioned this as 'getting the most milk with the least moo'

but contrary to Smith, I think Moist's next major principle would be showmanship.

So I think he would try and put a 6.9% excise on Seamsestress.

Probably also a per capita tax on rats, as raising livestock in the city limits should definitly be taxed.

What esle do you think would be on his money raising list?
 

Dotsie

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Clacks tax
 

baruch menachem

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I do think that vampires will have a very large place in the new hire scheme.
 

Trish

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baruch menachem said:
...time for Moist to come up with his.'

A per capita tax on rats, as raising livestock in the city limits should definitely be taxed.

What esle do you think would be on his money raising list?
Vetinari already taxed the rat farms and there is /was a 10-cent bounty for rat's tails.
I forget which book....

Spike's got the Golem Trust going, and because it's a non-profit, it cannot be taxed.
Employed golems would have to pay income tax like everyone else.
Owned golems' values (appreciation /depreciation) are the responsibility of their owners.

License plates for carts based on payload --the weight of the vehicle plus whatever it is capable of hauling.
The more axles, the higher the license plates.

Tax credits (opposed to reduction of taxes) for home improvements.
Cockbill Street might actually get all of its houses painted this way.

A tax on the Assassin's Guild bounties. The Guild takes 50% of the contract, so taxing a basic contract's worth at 1% with .5% increments-per-thousand would bring in the cash.

Trish
 

Dotsie

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Wow, Trish, you've really thought about this haven't you! :laugh:

You don't work in taxes by any chance? ;)
 

superfurryandy

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Apr 29, 2009
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A dollar for every inch that a wizard's staff is over 5 feet, and the knob on the end to have its size restricted.
 

baruch menachem

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Depreciation on a golem

Well, since Golems seem to last forever, there can't be a reasonable depreciation schedule for them.


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Tonyblack

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As Ron's smell leads an existance of its own, it should be expected to pay its own tax. :p :laugh:
 

Dotsie

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Duckman's duck!
 

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