Moist Von Lipwig's Principles of Taxation

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Moist Von Lipwig's Principles of Taxation

Postby baruch menachem » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:21 pm

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?
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:38 pm

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Postby chris.ph » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:17 pm

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Postby Dotsie » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:18 pm

Clacks tax
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Postby chris.ph » Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:18 pm

vat vampire added tax
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Postby baruch menachem » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:31 pm

I do think that vampires will have a very large place in the new hire scheme.
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Re: Moist Von Lipwig's Principles of Taxation

Postby Trish » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:40 am

baruch menachem wrote:...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.

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Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:48 am

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

You don't work in taxes by any chance? :wink:
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Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:27 pm

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:31 pm

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Postby superfurryandy » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:17 pm

VAT on spells.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:22 pm

VAT on smells. (Nobby's buggered!!).
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Postby superfurryandy » Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:26 pm

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.
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Depreciation on a golem

Postby baruch menachem » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:33 pm

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


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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:36 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Tax relief on flea shampoo.
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