User Tools

Site Tools



The Game Mechanics section of the manual details the internal formula used in the game's calculations. This section of the manual uses pseudo-code and may not be 100% the same as the code in the game.

The Game Mechanics part of the manual is mainly designed to be a reference for the frequently asked question, “Why do I get this rating when I do X, Y, Z?!” Usually, this answer involves many different variables, which this section of the manual demonstrates.

The game mechanics section of the manual shows how the sausage gets made. So you really may want to avoid this portion of the manual if you enjoy the game.


Name Description Name Description
Interest_Income This is the income generated from interest Quarter_Income This is the revenues you made over the last 3 months
Quarter_Costs Your expenses over the last 3 months Lobbying_Efficiency This is your lobbying efficiency value based on your lobbying budget and time
maxLobbyingFunds This is the maximum you can spend on lobbying HQ_Tax_Rate This is the tax rate of your HQ city
Yearly_Profits This is the yearly profits of your company, revenues minus expenses Tax_Refund If you overpaid your taxes for the year, you'll get money back
Tax_Underpaid If you underpaid your taxes, you'll have to pay more IRS The taxman
branch_city_tax_rate Tax rate of the branch selling the vehicle factory_city_tax_Rate Tax rate of the factory shipping the vehicle to the branch selling it
SellPrice The sales price of the vehicle being sold NumberOfCarsSoldHere The number of vehicles sold at this branch

Taxable Income

Quarter_Profits = Interest_Income + (Quarter_Income - Quarter_Costs)
lobbyMod = lobbying_Efficiency / (maxLobbyingFunds * 3.5)
Quarter_Profits = Quarter_Profits * (1 - lobbyMod)


if(Quarter_Profits > 0)
    Taxes_This_Quarter = Quarter_Profits * HQ_Tax_Rate
    Taxes_Paid_This_Year = Taxes_Paid_This_Year + Taxes_This_Quarter


Taxes_Owed_For_Year = Yearly_Profits * HQ_Tax_Rate
if(Taxes_Owed_For_Year < Taxes_Paid_This_Year)
   Tax_Refund = Taxes_Paid_This_Year - Taxes_Owed_For_Year
else if(Taxes_Owed_For_Year < Taxes_Paid_This_Year)
    Tax_Underpaid = Taxes_Owed_For_Year - Taxes_Paid_This_Year
    The IRS will find something. 


For Each Car Shipped From Factory To Branch
  if(Factory Country is not branch country)
      importTaxRate = branch_city_tax_rate - factory_city_tax_Rate
      if(importTaxRate < 0.05)
          importTaxRate = 0.02;
          importTaxRate /= 2.0;
      importTax = SellPrice * importTaxRate * NumberOfCarsSoldHere
gamemanual/gm_taxes.txt · Last modified: 2022/08/09 15:50 by admin