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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:30 pm
by The World Capitalist Confederation
Agarntrop wrote:
Taxation Act
Author: James Penta


To create a fair, independent and realistic taxation system in St Hilda

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Repeal
  1. All previous taxes placed on St. Hilda shall be repealed by this bill

§2 - Income Tax
  1. Annual income below 150,000 Kr shall not be taxed
  2. Annual income exceeding 150,000 Kr but not exceeding 300,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 10%
  3. Annual income exceeding 300,000 Kr but not exceeding 450,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 20%
  4. Annual income exceeding 450,000 Kr but not exceeding 1,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 30%
  5. Annual income exceeding 1,000,000 Kr but not exceeding 1,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 40%
  6. Annual income exceeding 1,500,000 Kr but not exceeding 5,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 45%
  7. Annual income exceeding 5,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 50%

§3 - Corportate Tax
  1. Corporations entirely residing within St Hilda shall be taxed at a rate of 15%
  2. Corporations residing within St Hilda but which have operations in other countries shall be taxed at a rate of 25%

§4 - Inheritance Tax
  1. Inherited wealth exceeding 5,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 30%

§5 - Capital Gains Tax
  1. Capital Gains that do not place an individual into a higher income tax band shall be taxed at a rate of 12.5%

    §6 - Payroll Tax
    1. Annual salaries paid by an employer that exceed 1,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 5% before then being subject to income tax

    §7 - Value Added Tax
    1. Value Added Tax shall not apply to food excluding food products under the 20% rate, water, real estate sales or rent, clothing and healthcare charges.
    2. Value Added Tax shall be 20% for tobacco products, alcohol products, substances containing sugar in excess of 50 grams, substances containing salt in excess of 5 grams and substances containing caffiene in excess of 100 miligrams
    3. Value Added Tax shall be 10% for all unspecified goods and services

    §8 - Property Tax
    1. A separate tax of 10% shall be levied on the sale of real estate

    §9 - Carbon Tax
    1. Every metric ton of carbon produced shall be subject to a 500 Kr tax

    §10 - Fuel Tax
    1. Fuel shall be taxed at 5%, in addition to Value Added Tax and Carbon Tax

§11 - Tobacco and Alcohol Tax
  1. Tobacco and Alcohol products shall be subject to a 10% tax, in addition to Value Added Tax

§12 - Enforcement
  1. Taxes shall be enforced by the Ministry of Revenue, which shall be headed by the Revenue Minister upon coming to term. The Revenue Minister shall be appointed by the Prime Minister upon coming to term.

"This is..erm..excessive. I'd like to ask several questions.

A: First off, why are income taxes so high? We're an island nation, not Finland.
B: What about corporations with their HQ in Saint Hilda that operate elsewhere?
C: If a product exceeds both, say, 5 grams of salt and 50 grams of sugar, would it be taxed at 20% or 30%?
D: Define fuel. Do you mean petroleum? What does this mean for, say, electric cars or those that run on biomass? How would the government know why someone buys, say, compost or leaves?"

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:55 pm
by Agarntrop
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:
Taxation Act
Author: James Penta


To create a fair, independent and realistic taxation system in St Hilda

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Repeal
  1. All previous taxes placed on St. Hilda shall be repealed by this bill

§2 - Income Tax
  1. Annual income below 150,000 Kr shall not be taxed
  2. Annual income exceeding 150,000 Kr but not exceeding 300,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 10%
  3. Annual income exceeding 300,000 Kr but not exceeding 450,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 20%
  4. Annual income exceeding 450,000 Kr but not exceeding 1,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 30%
  5. Annual income exceeding 1,000,000 Kr but not exceeding 1,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 40%
  6. Annual income exceeding 1,500,000 Kr but not exceeding 5,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 45%
  7. Annual income exceeding 5,500,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 50%

§3 - Corportate Tax
  1. Corporations entirely residing within St Hilda shall be taxed at a rate of 15%
  2. Corporations residing within St Hilda but which have operations in other countries shall be taxed at a rate of 25%

§4 - Inheritance Tax
  1. Inherited wealth exceeding 5,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 30%

§5 - Capital Gains Tax
  1. Capital Gains that do not place an individual into a higher income tax band shall be taxed at a rate of 12.5%

    §6 - Payroll Tax
    1. Annual salaries paid by an employer that exceed 1,000,000 Kr shall be taxed at a rate of 5% before then being subject to income tax

    §7 - Value Added Tax
    1. Value Added Tax shall not apply to food excluding food products under the 20% rate, water, real estate sales or rent, clothing and healthcare charges.
    2. Value Added Tax shall be 20% for tobacco products, alcohol products, substances containing sugar in excess of 50 grams, substances containing salt in excess of 5 grams and substances containing caffiene in excess of 100 miligrams
    3. Value Added Tax shall be 10% for all unspecified goods and services

    §8 - Property Tax
    1. A separate tax of 10% shall be levied on the sale of real estate

    §9 - Carbon Tax
    1. Every metric ton of carbon produced shall be subject to a 500 Kr tax

    §10 - Fuel Tax
    1. Fuel shall be taxed at 5%, in addition to Value Added Tax and Carbon Tax

§11 - Tobacco and Alcohol Tax
  1. Tobacco and Alcohol products shall be subject to a 10% tax, in addition to Value Added Tax

§12 - Enforcement
  1. Taxes shall be enforced by the Ministry of Revenue, which shall be headed by the Revenue Minister upon coming to term. The Revenue Minister shall be appointed by the Prime Minister upon coming to term.

"This is..erm..excessive. I'd like to ask several questions.

A: First off, why are income taxes so high? We're an island nation, not Finland.
B: What about corporations with their HQ in Saint Hilda that operate elsewhere?
C: If a product exceeds both, say, 5 grams of salt and 50 grams of sugar, would it be taxed at 20% or 30%?
D: Define fuel. Do you mean petroleum? What does this mean for, say, electric cars or those that run on biomass? How would the government know why someone buys, say, compost or leaves?"

"In answer to A, that is genuinely a personal economic opinion, you may motion amend this bill to
lower the tax rates if/when it comes to vote, and I have actually substantially cut income tax from the swedish rates which had a top income tax bracket of 56.9% and overall notably if not substantially higher rates than the ones proposed here.

In answer to B, the corporation tax rate there would be 25% as it has operations in other countries.

In answer to C, 20% as there is no proposed 30% VAT on any products here. 20% is the absolute maximum.

Finally in answer to D, I intended petroleum and diesel but you may amend this bill in order to clarify if/when it comes to vote, and I would support such amendments"

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:47 pm
by Kowani
Agarntrop wrote:
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:"This is..erm..excessive. I'd like to ask several questions.

A: First off, why are income taxes so high? We're an island nation, not Finland.
B: What about corporations with their HQ in Saint Hilda that operate elsewhere?
C: If a product exceeds both, say, 5 grams of salt and 50 grams of sugar, would it be taxed at 20% or 30%?
D: Define fuel. Do you mean petroleum? What does this mean for, say, electric cars or those that run on biomass? How would the government know why someone buys, say, compost or leaves?"

"In answer to A, that is genuinely a personal economic opinion, you may motion amend this bill to
lower the tax rates if/when it comes to vote, and I have actually substantially cut income tax from the swedish rates which had a top income tax bracket of 56.9% and overall notably if not substantially higher rates than the ones proposed here.

In answer to B, the corporation tax rate there would be 25% as it has operations in other countries.

In answer to C, 20% as there is no proposed 30% VAT on any products here. 20% is the absolute maximum.

Finally in answer to D, I intended petroleum and diesel but you may amend this bill in order to clarify if/when it comes to vote, and I would support such amendments"

Section 3 has a typo: Corporate tax, not Corportate Tax.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:56 pm
by Agarntrop
Kowani wrote:
Agarntrop wrote:"In answer to A, that is genuinely a personal economic opinion, you may motion amend this bill to
lower the tax rates if/when it comes to vote, and I have actually substantially cut income tax from the swedish rates which had a top income tax bracket of 56.9% and overall notably if not substantially higher rates than the ones proposed here.

In answer to B, the corporation tax rate there would be 25% as it has operations in other countries.

In answer to C, 20% as there is no proposed 30% VAT on any products here. 20% is the absolute maximum.

Finally in answer to D, I intended petroleum and diesel but you may amend this bill in order to clarify if/when it comes to vote, and I would support such amendments"

Section 3 has a typo: Corporate tax, not Corportate Tax.

Indeed. Thanks, I'll change it.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:06 pm
by Mersdon
Mountain Pygmies wrote:
Mountain Pygmies wrote:
The Essential Goods Nationalisation Bill
Author: Yanwak Naolayor


This bill seeks the free distribution of essential goods through the nationalisation of said goods.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - The Nationalisation of Essential Goods.
  1. Essential goods are defined as goods that are required for a decent life.
  2. Goods defined as such are: food, water, electricity, gas, and housing.
  3. We propose that the production and distribution of these goods be nationalised, and for these goods to be free for those who need it.

-snip-

It has my support, but I'd make it more specific. For instance, would the Government want to nationalize some other industry, such as the mining or fishing industry, in the future? How would we know? How would the State be able to subsidise this safety net? We aren't the United States, where we can literally just keep printing money and force those currencies pegged to the dollar- such as the yuan and yen- to increase their inflationary output to keep our debt away. Overall, the bill is good. It just needs some more suitably bureaucratic polishing for it to be sponsored by more people.
Democratic Republic of Eiria wrote:
Customs And Immigration Act
Author: John De Clairmont
Sponsors: Austin Miller



An Act on International Travel, Immigration, and Asylum.

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 -On Customs
  1. "Customs" shall be defined as any added security at legal points of entry for people who are internationally traveling
  2. Forms the Customs and Immigration Commission, a subdepartment of the Ministry of State, that determines if a potential immigrant would serve as a good citizen, distribute Visas, Naturalize immigrants, determine what additional papers are needed to pass customs, and helps immigrants find jobs and be good, working citizens.
  3. A person must have at minimum, a valid passport to pass through customs. A valid passport is defined as an international passport that hasn't expired, has correct data that matched the person trying to pass through customs, and correct official seals. The Customs and Immigration Commission may require additional papers at their discretion, if necessary, such as an entry permit or work pass, as long as it is not unfairly discriminating against people of a certain demographic.
  4. Customs inspectors must be legally trained by the Customs and Immigration Commission to be able to work.
  5. All legal points of entry Customs must have available papers to apply for asylum, while government buildings must have the J-459 form(Section 2, Paragraph 2).

§2 - On Immigration and Asylum
  1. Immigration inspectors, employed and trained by the Customs and Immigration Commission, shall determine the granting of citizenship to foreign immigrants. They shall not discriminate against immigrants based on any demographic."
  2. Potential Immigrants must fill out a form, titled J-459, which requires the applicants Full name, Date of Birth, Dates of marriage and/or Divorce, any Family members already in Saint Hilda, any family members or friends joining them as immigrants, previous employment, and Education. Inspectors will perform a background check to see criminal record as well. People applying for dual citizenship will have to go under further inspections from both nations.
  3. People may apply for Asylum if they are in danger in their home country. While someone's application being processed, they enter a state fittingly known as "Limbo" as Asylum councils in the Customs and Immigration Commission discuss their fate. While in Limbo, a person is temporarily exempt from foreign investigations, however the Asylum councils withhold the right to undo that immunity. If granted asylum, that person retains the foreign criminal immunity and receives housing from the government.

§3 - The Customs and Immigration Commission
  1. As stated in sections one and two, the Customs and Immigration Commission presides over foreign entry, immigration, and asylum. As such, the Commission has three branches: Customs, Immigration, and Asylum.
  2. "The Customs Branch shall consist of Customs Inspectors, which manage the flow of international transit; Trainers, which manage the training of Inspectors; Overseers, which oversee the operations and determine the documentation necessary for entry."
  3. The Immigration branch is similar to the Customs Branch, having Inspectors, Trainers, and Overseers. The inspectors judge whether or not a potential Immigrant would make a good citizen, and the other two are self-explanatory. There is also a council of Overseers, which regulates what makes it on the J-459 form and how in-depth inspections go.
  4. The Asylum Branch is different, however, only being made up of 5 councils of 9 individuals each, who do in-depth investigations of people up for asylum, and judge whether to grant immunity in limbo. Each council has a Chief councillor, who serves as the overseer of the council, and also all 5 Chief Councillors meet in another council, which heads the Asylum branch.
  5. All decisions are subject to override by the overseer, who can be overridden by the head council of the branch, which is subject to the Minister of State's overrule, and then the Prime Minister may overrule the Minister of State.

Me likey, but how would we determine what passports are acceptable by Immigration? I would edit it to state that the Swedish foreign ministry or the government's state department should determine which passports or legal documents can be used to enter or exit Saint Hilda.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:27 am
by Nova Anglicana
The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Nova Anglicana wrote:
Employment and Education Non-Discrimination Act
Author: Salomon Kombila Berggren (SHAPC)
Sponsors: Anders Kaj Ehnström (SLP-R), James Penta (Green)



A bill to prevent discrimination in hiring and education

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. Race/Color - an individual's skin color, ancestry, or perceived shared physical traits with a distinct group of humans
  2. Sex - Physical characteristics that identify an individual as male or female, as defined on their birth certificate
  3. National origin - the nation an individual was born in
  4. Disability - a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities
  5. Sexual orientation - who an individual is sexually attracted to
  6. Public employer - a governmental or quasi-governmental agency that employs individuals

§2 - Employment
  1. It is illegal for public employers to discriminate against applicants for employment in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation.
  2. If a public employer determines that an individual's age, disability, or language proficiency would prevent them from completing the tasks associated with the job and has sufficient evidence to support this, then they may refuse to hire that individual. If there is no or not sufficient evidence, then the public employer may not use those characteristics as reason not to hire that individual.
  3. It is illegal for private employers to discriminate against applicants for employment in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation (except as defined in section 2e of this act).
  4. If a private employer determines that an individual's age, disability, or language proficiency would prevent them from completing the tasks associated with the job and has sufficient evidence to support this, then they may refuse to hire that individual. If there is no or not sufficient evidence, then the public employer may not use those characteristics as reason not to hire that individual.
  5. The right of religious organizations to hire or dismiss individuals on the basis of their religion or sexual orientation shall be protected, if the religious organization has sufficient evidence to prove that these characteristics would interfere with the mission or values of the organization.
  6. Mandates that public employers have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in management or higher levels of employment on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.
  7. Encourages private employers to have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in management or higher levels of employment on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.

§3 - Education
  1. It is illegal for public educational institutions to discriminate against applicants for admission in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or primary language.
  2. It is illegal for private educational institutions to discriminate against applicants for admission in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or primary language.
  3. Mandates that public higher educational institutions have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in their undergraduate and graduate student body on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.
  4. Encourages and affirms the right of private higher educational institutions to have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in their undergraduate and graduate student body on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.

§4 - Enforcement
  1. The Equal Employment Commission shall be the body that oversees the provisions of this Act. Individuals shall submit complaints and evidence that this act has been violated and employers shall submit evidence to the EEC. The EEC shall have power to assess fines to employers for violation of this act and issue legal remedies and relief for individuals harmed under this act. The decisions of the EEC shall be determined to be final in regards to complaints under this Act unless otherwise specified by the courts.
  2. The Equal Education Board shall be the body that oversees the provisions of this Act. Individuals shall submit complaints and evidence that this act has been violated and educational institutions shall submit evidence to the EEB. The EEC shall have power to assess fines to employers for violation of this act and issue legal remedies and relief for individuals harmed under this act. The decisions of the EEB shall be determined to be final in regards to complaints under this Act unless otherwise specified by the courts.
  3. The Equal Employment Commission shall consist of five (5) individuals, appointed by the Prime Minister for three (3) month terms.
  4. The Equal Education Board shall consist of five (5) individuals, appointed by the Prime Minister for three (3) month terms.

"3a and 3d are contradictory. Take this example:

You have a white male student and a hispanic female student." Henry began to talk, presenting his example.

"The white male has an average grade of, say, B+ and the hispanic female has an average grade of B-. Who ought to be admitted? In my opinion, it should be the white male. We must not discriminate against the majority ethnic groups and men in our country."


“First of all, sir, article 3a talks about public institutions and article 3d talks about private institutions. Second of all, article 3d says ‘encourages’, not mandates, so private institutions are not required to have a plan for diversity in their student body. Third of all, diversity means that all groups are represented, including white males. Finally, the systemic discrimination for centuries against people of color on this island means that they have not had the structural advantages that people of the majority ethnic group have had. Therefore, a plan to remedy that by lifting up and giving opportunity to people of color is a strong step in the right direction. Legacy admissions of white, often underachieving, students, the ability of rich parents to buy their children all the expensive tutoring assistance they need, and the lack of equal K-12 education and opportunity for people of color, already show how our system is titled towards certain groups of people. This simply attempts to balance the scales a bit and create a larger educational pie.”

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:53 pm
by Democratic Republic of Eiria
Nova Anglicana wrote:
Employment and Education Non-Discrimination Act
Author: Salomon Kombila Berggren (SHAPC)
Sponsors: Anders Kaj Ehnström (SLP-R), James Penta (Green)



A bill to prevent discrimination in hiring and education

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED, as follows:



§1 - Definitions
  1. Race/Color - an individual's skin color, ancestry, or perceived shared physical traits with a distinct group of humans
  2. Sex - Physical characteristics that identify an individual as male or female, as defined on their birth certificate
  3. National origin - the nation an individual was born in
  4. Disability - a physical or mental condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities
  5. Sexual orientation - who an individual is sexually attracted to
  6. Public employer - a governmental or quasi-governmental agency that employs individuals

§2 - Employment
  1. It is illegal for public employers to discriminate against applicants for employment in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation.
  2. If a public employer determines that an individual's age, disability, or language proficiency would prevent them from completing the tasks associated with the job and has sufficient evidence to support this, then they may refuse to hire that individual. If there is no or not sufficient evidence, then the public employer may not use those characteristics as reason not to hire that individual.
  3. It is illegal for private employers to discriminate against applicants for employment in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation (except as defined in section 2e of this act).
  4. If a private employer determines that an individual's age, disability, or language proficiency would prevent them from completing the tasks associated with the job and has sufficient evidence to support this, then they may refuse to hire that individual. If there is no or not sufficient evidence, then the public employer may not use those characteristics as reason not to hire that individual.
  5. The right of religious organizations to hire or dismiss individuals on the basis of their religion or sexual orientation shall be protected, if the religious organization has sufficient evidence to prove that these characteristics would interfere with the mission or values of the organization.
  6. Mandates that public employers have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in management or higher levels of employment on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.
  7. Encourages private employers to have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in management or higher levels of employment on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.

§3 - Education
  1. It is illegal for public educational institutions to discriminate against applicants for admission in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or primary language.
  2. It is illegal for private educational institutions to discriminate against applicants for admission in all cases on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or primary language.
  3. Mandates that public higher educational institutions have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in their undergraduate and graduate student body on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.
  4. Encourages and affirms the right of private higher educational institutions to have and pursue a plan to ensure diversity in their undergraduate and graduate student body on the basis of the following characteristics: race, color, sex, disability.

§4 - Enforcement
  1. The Equal Employment Commission shall be the body that oversees the provisions of this Act. Individuals shall submit complaints and evidence that this act has been violated and employers shall submit evidence to the EEC. The EEC shall have power to assess fines to employers for violation of this act and issue legal remedies and relief for individuals harmed under this act. The decisions of the EEC shall be determined to be final in regards to complaints under this Act unless otherwise specified by the courts.
  2. The Equal Education Board shall be the body that oversees the provisions of this Act. Individuals shall submit complaints and evidence that this act has been violated and educational institutions shall submit evidence to the EEB. The EEC shall have power to assess fines to employers for violation of this act and issue legal remedies and relief for individuals harmed under this act. The decisions of the EEB shall be determined to be final in regards to complaints under this Act unless otherwise specified by the courts.
  3. The Equal Employment Commission shall consist of five (5) individuals, appointed by the Prime Minister and confirmed by a majority vote of parliament, for three (3) month terms.
  4. The Equal Education Board shall consist of five (5) individuals, appointed by the Prime Minister and confirmed by a majority vote of parliament for three (3) month terms.

Sponsor, James De Clairmont, SDP

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:31 pm
by Kyrusia
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