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Effect of Tax Rate

Tax rate is counted in the daily income formula and in the mayor rating formula (also part of the income formula).

Daily income = CitizensDailyIncome * TaxRate * MayorRating * Population

Mayor rating = 80 - EnvironmentModifier - TaxRateModifier + ResourceModifier + ImprovementModifier - UtilityShortageModifier - MilitaryShortageModifier

Tax rate modifier on Mayor rating

This is the degree that tax rate effects mayor rating, the TaxRateModifier above follows this table.

Mayor Rating Modifier
Tax Rate Effect on MR
1-10% 0%
11% -2%
12% -4%
13% -6%
14% -8%
15% -10%
16% -12%
17% -16%
18% -20%
19% -24%
20% -28%

Conclusion

16% is usually the optimal tax rate, while 17% is normally better if you have wine.