Monday, March 11, 2019

The Makaran Census and Excise Office

An oddity in the world of Emberfell, the Makaran Census and Excise Office is a bureaucratic agency made to handle all issues relating to trade and census data. Including, but not limited to, levying tariffs, inspecting trade goods, recording immigration and emigration data, and detailing the total number of houses and inhabitants across the nation.

Every city and major border entrance is equipped with a Census and Excise Office, or CEO, and anybody coming through that location must make an appearance in the office before attempting to do any business.

"Manic Scribe" by Matthew Stewart

The first CEO was established in Makara shortly after trade with the Wood Elves was established and the volume of travelers entering Makara exploded to uncontrollable levels. The newly crowned Prince Raket Algot tasked some of the best and brightest minds with finding a solution to this problem. Thus the Office was born, and continues to serve a similar and important duty to this day.

The impact of the CEO should not be taken lightly, some estimates says that it raises tax revenues by almost double due to properly valuing and taxing all commercial goods which come through, as well as more adequately documenting every citizen of Makara, thus allowing taxes to be levied against them.

In addition to this, the CEO employs a large number of Makarans, providing them with work and a decent living, which allows them to contribute to the society in which they live.

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