I’m playing about 2 months. I was shocked by the peculiarities of tax calculation at customs!
So, the game decided that I had extracted resources worth a little more than 1 million ISK. Accordingly, about 150 thousand ISK was removed from me at customs. And all would be fine, but I was able to sell the cargo at the maximum price for 300 thousand. So, the tax is almost 50% !!!
Where did the game get such prices? The trading network contains the prices of the Sellers and the prices of the Buyers. Buyers (who are really ready to buy my product) set prices 2-3-4 times less than those at which Sellers would like to sell. Why is the tax calculation not at the Buyer’s prices ???
I have 70 Supercondutors in my planet launch port. The program estimates that they cost 550,000 ISK : 550000 \ 70 = 7857 ISK for 1 Supercondutors.
However, in the retail network they are ready to buy (best price) = 1978 ISK (!!!),
So, 70 * 1978 = 138 460 !!! and not 550 000 !!!
Why is 15% removed from 7857 and not from 1978 ??? With such “accounting”, it is not far from the cases when having sold the extracted resources, you will also find yourself obliged …
If there are any difficulties with setting prices, let the customs take 15% of the volume of exported planetary mining products (in my case, let them take 70 * 0.15 = 10.5 units out of 70 Supercondutors), and then sell it on their own at any price !
The politic of destroying planetary production is seen differently, especially in relation to novice players who cannot take production in “null” sectors.