The Taxman Cometh
|DLC||Hearts of Stone|
The Taxman Cometh is a Secondary Quest in The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt. This Secondary Quest is a part of the Hearts of Stone DLC. Secondary Quests are optional Quests not required to finish the game. Some of these quests may have a bearing on certain Main Quests or may be a consequence of another Quest.
The Taxman Cometh can be triggered once Geralt is in possession of 35,000 Crowns and walks through Oxenfurt.
Though he carried several pounds of silver on his back at all times, Geralt was usually quite coin-poor. Quality witcher gear costs a fortune, the rewards for his contracts were often meager and he often found it hard to resist splurging on rare gwent cards.
The Witcher 3 The Taxman Cometh Objectives
- Talk to the Deputy Tax Enumerator.
- If Geralt is given a summons:
- Pay your back taxes at the Vivaldi Bank.
Rewards for The Taxman Cometh in The Witcher 3
Walkthrough for The Witcher 3 The Taxman Cometh
This quest is triggered when Geralt carries 35,000 . He will be interrupted with a cutscene with the Taxman. This is followed by a few questions.
Your answers will determine whether you will have taxes to pay.
- Have you at anytime engaged in the wholesale trade of rawhide in the White Orchard area?
- Have you ever engaged in the acquisition of bivalves with the express intention of selling the pearls therein?
- Have you ever waltzed into someone's home and taken something without their permission?
Answering no to more than two of these questions will give you a diploma and the title Taxpayer in Good Standing.
Answering yes to more than two and you will be handed a 'Summons to Payment' to pay your taxes at the Bank in Novigrand. You will owe them 1000 . You will no longer be able to interact with him until the taxes have been paid.
If you are in good standing, the end of this conversation will complete the quest. If not, you will need to pay your taxes in order to complete the quest.
The Taxman Cometh Journals
Just when, despite all these obstacles, he'd managed to put together something of a nest egg... the tax office turned its greedy gaze on him!
Geralt patiently explained to the tax collector that he had made his modest fortune honestly, without breaking any of the tax codes numerous rules. Deputy Tax Enumerator Walthemor Mitty was so impressed by this honesty he awarded the witcher a commemorative vellum diploma. He advised Geralt to hang it somewhere at Kaer Morhen – above the mantle, if possible.
The audit ended with Geralt receiving a summons for the payment of back taxes. A rather unpleasant turn of events, but what could Geralt do? Fighting the Wild Hunt's one thing, but taking on the tax office... that could get him in real trouble.
The Witcher 3 The Taxman Cometh Notes & Trivia
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