Tax Calculator (updated!)

Update (30-Dec-2010): The new tax algorithm has been implemented! This page now lets you compare nations to the tax rate they had under the old method.

It has been proposed that the NationStates income tax calculation be modified.

The issue: Many, many nations have tax rates of 100%, even capitalist ones. It is difficult to avoid hitting 100% tax as your nation grows without cutting services frequently and aggressively. Nations with 100% tax rate lose incentive to restrain further government spending, making Issues less challenging. Nations that consistently add government services over time (or, conversely, consistently cut them) see no difference in their tax rates.

The proposal: Normalize the tax calculation, so that it becomes increasingly difficult to reach 100% at one end and 0% at the other. Only the most committed nations would reach these values.

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by Max Barry

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