Chapter 126: Working As AButler
Chapter 126: Working As AButler
While Lucas sorted out the documents, he didn’t forget to steal a peek at the things inside the room.
The office room of the student council President was full of magical things.
He looked at the fireplace which was burning automatically and changing the temperature by itself, adjusting the temperature to a suitable degree without anyone handling it.
While admiring the things in the office, Lucas’s eyes fell on the huge map behind Princess’s table which covered half of the wall behind her.
Lucas hadn’t seen the map of the world not there were any geography classes in the academy that gave a topography and general outline of this world.
But glimpsing at the map, Lucas frowned as he found it quite out of expectations.
In the novel except for the kingdoms of other species, only three major Kingdoms of Humans were defined as the major part of the story revolved around the three countries but as Lucas looked at the map, he found many small counties and vassal states were present except these three counties.
Cyprus border meet the Silverknight kingdom border in the Eastern direction and both of the countries shared the border with the southern part of the Ralph empire.
The demon continent was a boundary that surrounded each of these major Kingdoms before being cut into a separate landmass.
Towards the Eastern part up in the North, there was a tribe of Orc who had formed a small kingdom of their own in the vast wilderness in the snowy mountains north.
Many beasts tribes lived in the kingdom forming a small village.
Expect these Lucas saw many small states marked with a red dot indicating they were subsidiaries of the Kingdom.
Lucas remembered the city, he was from was somewhere in the North-Eastern part.
The City Of Aegis. That was the name of the place where Lucas came from which doesn’t fall under any noble’s territories and was an independent small place.
“Ahem.” Julian cleared her thoughts as she saw Lucas getting lost in his thoughts while staring at the huge map behind her.
Princess’s voice snapped him out of his thoughts and he scratched his head in embarrassment for forgetting the things, he was doing.
“What were you thinking looking at the map?” Julian asked.
“Nothing just some random and minor things,” Lucas answered giving a slight smile.
Julian’s mouth twitched and she asked”Ohh! Just what random things were you thinking when we are doing important work?”
Seeing Julian’s questioning gaze, Lucas sighed as he knew Julian wouldn’t leave him like that.
“Your Highness, this is just my thought. As I was sorting the document I saw the taxation policy and I think, the policy is too outdated.” Lucas spoke with a serious expression.
Julian frowned and raised her brows and thought if Lucas was just making up things as their current taxation policy is quite good and had been praised a lot.
“Can you explain and give an argument for why you think our policy is outdated,” Julian asked.
“Your Highness, not only you are making losses by carrying out the current tax system, but your way of collecting tax is also a burden on lower houses of the societies,” Lucas spoke with a solemn expression.Do you want to read more chapters? Come to p a n d a – n ovel,c.o.m
He took some time to sort out his thoughts and looked at financial documents before going through them as what he said now can have a huge impact on the future.
The Prince and The King were busy with the grand Parade so Julian decided to lend a hand but she hadn’t thought that Lucas would point out a flaw in their administration.
“According to our Kingdom’s current tax system, the collection is divided into three categories.
First one, for the lower houses of the society, that is, a commoner had to give 5% of their earnings as tax.”
“Second, the middle houses, the people of the working classes who earn a decent amount and live a good life had to give 7.5% of their earnings as tax.”
“Third are the nobles, who give 15% tax on the whole,” Lucas explained as he walked to and fro.
Julian’s gaze never left Lucas as she focused her whole attention on Lucas.
Want to see more chapters? ” This system has a big flaw in it. For example, a man earning 10,000R belonging to the lower middle house has to give 10% which amounts to 1000R. For him giving a 1000R is not too much vexing but think about a low-level commoner earning 100R a month and he had to give 5R as a tax. For him, this 5R isn’t a small sum of money.”Lucas spoke with a grim expression.
Julian frowned on hearing Lucas’s words and indeed what he said was correct to an extent.
“Now the second part. As you know there are many hierarchies in the case of nobles ranging from a Baron to a duke. The amount they earn and the gap in their earnings widened by a huge margin as we goes up the hierarchy.”
“Even the earning of the noble of the same status can vary very much depending on the involvement of their business. So, Your Highness, don’t you think, the nobles have been profiting a lot from it while Commoner is being broken down”Lucas’s eyes became sharp as he explained.
“As the percentage of tax is fixed though the earning increased with thier income. How is it fair that a house earning 1 billion has to give the same percentage of earnings as that of a house earning 100 billion?”
Lucas picked the paperweight and placed it on a particular document and cast a playful smile and spoke”Moreover, it’s not as if the nobles don’t hide their income to evade the tax, giving a huge loss in revenue to the Kingdom.”
Julian looked at Lucas with a surprising look for noticing the flaw in their policy when an even more knowledgeable scholar on her father’s side was not able to point it out.
The reason why Lucas was able to notice the mole was not because he was a genius in management rather a modern citizen like him generally knows a thing or two about the tax policies of the counties in his previous life.
Julian took a deep breath and thought about it.
Though Lucas’s words made sense but ditching the current policy system and coming up with a new policy will take some time and passing the policy under those noble’s noses is quite a stressful task.
For passing or changing a law they have to get the support of more than half of the nobles in the assembly, to pass the policy but that headache comes later, as first, they have to invent a new one to replace the older one.
She noticed Lucas’s worry-free look and as if sensing something, she asked”Lucas, you have already thought of a solution isn’t it.”
Julian gave a warm and tender smile.
Seeing her smile beaming with radiance, Lucas gave a reassuring smile and spoke”Yes, I have a solution.”
In the future, not many will know that a policy that will be a huge pain in the ass of nobles was given by a small boy who hadn’t even glimpsed the power of their position.
“First instead of dividing the tax system based on status, you should divide them based on their income.”
“For example, people earning below 1000R have to give 1%, from 1000R-10000R one have to give 2% and then you can increase it slowly,” Lucas explained.
“Then when it comes to the case of nobles to impose a tax on them. Instead of taxing 15%, you can impose a tax of 20% or 25% so on and as you know how much they earn, an increase of just 1% can increase the revenue of the kingdom by a few trillion.”Lucas spoke with a devilish smile as he thought about the money the noble’s were going to lose because of this small change.
Moreover, the change in rates was not so gradual to be detected the moment it will be announced rather the profit margin will only be revealed the after collateral collection of money as tax.
‘ Kekekeke.Now, I have done huge merit for the kingdom, I hope my hard work doesn’t go unnoticed in the eyes of the kingdom and I am rewarded handsomely for it but I am only doing it for Kingdom there is not an ounce of greediness for offering such a policy.’Lucas muttered convincing himself that he was doing this for the welfare of the people.
Lucas stared at Julian who hurriedly scribbled down Lucas’s suggestion so as not to miss a single thing.
She moved her hands quickly as if she had gained sudden enlightenment.
“By the way Your Highness, there is another thing I wanted to say,” Lucas spoke.
“Speak,” Julian said casually as she focused on noting down the things.
Lucas cleared his thoughts and spoke, “Your Highness there is a chance of Villian Society making a move on the day of the Grand Parade.”
The sound of the pen falling on the ground reverberated in the room as Princess’s face became pale and she shouted”Whaaaaaat!.”