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Lowering my Nation's Taxes

Postby Never was New England » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:02 am

So Lately I haven't been very keen on my Nation's effective Tax Rate (which is at 61%), and I've been looking to lower it with the issues I get, but I keep making the wrong decisions. Does anyone have any hints as to what I should look out for in choices to issues that may help my problem?
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Postby -Astoria- » Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:05 am

Never was New England wrote:So Lately I haven't been very keen on my Nation's effective Tax Rate (which is at 61%), and I've been looking to lower it with the issues I get, but I keep making the wrong decisions. Does anyone have any hints as to what I should look out for in choices to issues that may help my problem?
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Postby DetroitSmash » Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:06 pm

I've been dealing with the exact same issue, but when I see issues that could potentially lower income taxes it usually negatively affects the environment or others' rights. I tend to value those above all else, so my nation's taxes are at a whopping 66.6% currently. I genuinely don't know how to lower them without risking a decline in equality or environment.

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Postby Westinor » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:33 pm

DetroitSmash wrote:I've been dealing with the exact same issue, but when I see issues that could potentially lower income taxes it usually negatively affects the environment or others' rights. I tend to value those above all else, so my nation's taxes are at a whopping 66.6% currently. I genuinely don't know how to lower them without risking a decline in equality or environment.


Unfortunately, there's not much you can do in this case. There are specific niche options that may allow you to keep your environmental integrity/income equality stats fairly high while lowering (or at least maintaining at their current level) your tax rates, and the only thing you can do is look out for these. Most environmental or labor equality options tend to lean into the "government has to step in and fund these kind of things" territory, so there's not much you can do to avoid raising taxes if you'd like to maintain those stats. It's definitely a dilemma of whichever you value more :)

As to taxes in general, most options regarding an increase in government spending or activity will likely result in a tax raise. If you're looking to cut taxes, note that!
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Postby Fauzjhia » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:12 pm

why lower your taxes, when you can rise them even more.

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Postby Trotterdam » Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:27 pm

In general having high taxes doesn't hurt your nation nearly as much in NationStates as you'd realistically think it it would, so just letting your taxes climb up so you can be awesome at everything else is a common tactic.

If you do want to have low taxes while keeping your other stats good, you'll need to be very, very careful about which issues you answer.


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