It’s shocking they don’t have Tax Returns in Elite yet to balance this wanton and frankly uncouth amount of cash being made. Picture the scene:
"As Cmdr McBlaster pushed his trusty Corba’s throttle fully forward, he cackled as the pirates disappeared off his scope. ‘Not today scum!’ he shouted to the cold hard vacuum of space.
Wounded but not defeated, he skillfully compensated for his damaged thrusters as he slid into the widening slot of the Coriolis station he called home. Out of the corner of his eye, a orange blinking light caught his attention. He instantly flipped his comms switch, watching the message hover in-front of his face:
DEAR SIR - RE: YOUR 180,000 CR. PLEASE COMPLETE SCHEDULE C (FORM 1040) AS PER TAX STATUES. YOU MAY DEDUCT EXCEPTIONS AS SUBJECT FROM GROSS PROFIT EXPENDITURES AS LISTED IN APP. III PART C. STATUARY ALLOWANCES MUST SUBTRACT FROM LINE 2, EXEMPTIONS BEING EMPLOYEE BENEFITS. COMPLETION AFTER 3304-09-22 ARE SUBJECT TO LOCAL SYSTEM FINES.
McBlaster flexed his trigger finger and read through the message again. ‘After tax, that’ll be 120 credits for today’s haul’. He slumped back into his seat and sighed."