Like Ken said. If you don’t want to be taxed move your home to the safe zone.
On the bright side of this thread, I know which teams and players to farm for gold since they have a 0% tax rate and likely some are in the process of farming or forgot to dump it in the bank. Once multiplier reset happens, wait a few minutes and farm away.
When I was leader of a Sapphire team, we used taxes simply so we had one less administrative thing to worry about. Between recruiting, scoping atlas bases, alliances, wars, events, etc., it simply made it easier to set a tax and occasionally check for tax evaders than to keep a running ledger and see exactly how much people are donating. And if you needed 6 million to level your primarch, you simply had to ask since there was adequate gold reserves and you’ve been paying taxes so there are no issues. We originally had a low tax and relied more heavily on donations, but people started getting really petty. “I donated X gold and food so I should get it back whenever I want.” People seemed to think of the banks as their own personal storage hut extensions. Taxes seemed to help make people see them as community property since everyone was invested.
But removing a feature that may help some teams and is completely optional sounds pretty dumb.