In last quarter's financial post, the higher PI taxes due to the Crucible changes were just kicking in. It was hard to get an idea of their overall impact on profit margin. This quarter I think I can. However, I had to run numbers for the three months pre-Crucible for a proper comparison.
For the faux-quarter September 4, 2011 (first day I still have data) through November 28, 2011, my Planetary Import and Export taxes combined were 52,881,015.79 ISK. Compare that with the combined 323,797,494.25 ISK I paid this last quarter and I think that sums up the impact fairly well. That's more than a six fold increase - over 600%.
Back in December, I stated that CCP's portrayal of a simple doubling of taxes was misleading in the extreme. I predicted that it would be more like a six fold increase. I was right. To be fair, the price of Wetware Mainframes, my PI product, did go up over 80% for a few months. Now prices are down again to a more normal 1.1 to 1.2 million ISK apiece. The higher prices account for some of the percentages in that increase since the tax is now value based. However, backing the price increase out does not drop it down to a mere doubling. That was pure malarkey. Bottom line though, I still made plenty of ISK.
Income & Expenditure Report
from Sunday, January 01, 2012 to Saturday, March 31, 2012
Agent Mission Collateral Refunded
Agent Mission Reward
Agent Mission Time Bonus Reward
Corporate Reward Payout
Agent Mission Collateral Paid
Researching Material Productivity
Contract Brokers Fee
Bounty Prize Corporation Tax
Agent Mission Reward Corporation Tax
Agent Mission Time Bonus Reward Corporation Tax
Planetary Import Tax
Planetary Export Tax
NET CASH INFLOW