Tax System Described as “Byzantine”
April 1, 2015
- Chariots intended for transportation purposes are subject to a half-solidus tax; those to be raced at the Hippodrome may qualify for community revitalization incentives
- Axes are only tax deductible if more than fifty percent of their use is against Ostrogoths
- Deductions for pet moving expenses curiously generous to bear keepers
- Head taxes only imposed for nights when the taxpayer’s head is firmly and unequivocally affixed independently (the so-called “Procopian exemption“)
- High tariffs on fish, flesh, and fowl discourage “selling to Byzantium“
”I can’t make heads or other heads of this byzantine tax structure,” a perplexed John Laskaris, professor of economics and medieval vexilla at Oriel College, declared. “It’s all Greek to me.”
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