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Monopoly income tax space US pre-2008

Pre-2008 US Edition

Income Tax is the fourth space on a standard Monopoly set, and is one of the least-liked spaces on the board.


Tax Options

When a player has the misfortune to land on the Income Tax space, he or she must immediately choose one of two options: estimate their taxes at $200 and pay to the Bank, or choose to pay 10% of their total assets. This includes: Total cash on hand, printed price of unmortgaged properties, mortgage value of mortgaged properties, and printed prices of buildings owned. A player must decide their option before adding up their total assets.

For instance, a total of $2134 would result in paying $214 as 10%. Generally, it is better to pay 10% until you have passed Go 3 times, unless you think you have very low holdings and want to pay the 10%.

Some rules allow for ONLY the $200 fee, like the British Edition and the Pogo.com edition. As of September 2008, the new regular Monopoly US version games only have the $200 Income Tax, excluding the 10% option.

Some house rules mandate that Income Tax always be 10%, or some other value. In the Mega Edition, Income Tax is the 5th space rather than the 4th; in the Here and Now Edition, the space is worth $2,000,000 (or 10% of the player's total; as this edition was released prior to 2008).

Original 1935 Edition

In the original 1935 edition, the tax amount was $300; the change to $200 didn't come until a year later.

Mac Edition

In the 2000 Mac edition, the tax % could be 0%, 5%, 10%, 15% or 20%. In dollars, it could be $0, $100, $200, $300, and $400.


2007 Edition

Here, the Income tax can exceed $200 unless landed on early in the game:

""INCOME TAX": If you land here you have two options: You may estimate your tax at $900 and pay the Bank, or you may pay 10% of your total worth to the Bank. Your total worth is all your cash on hand, printed prices of mortgaged and unmortgaged properties and cost price of all buildings you own."

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