Tax Evasion achievement in Assassin's Creed: Revelations

Tax Evasion

Get your money back from a Templar tax collector.

Tax Evasion0
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How to unlock the Tax Evasion achievement

  • omegaliteomegalite144,118
    21 Nov 2011 21 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2011
    129 14 74
    OK guys, I might have pinned down a location for the tax collector. I went to the same spot and same time as this dude in the video (credits goes to GameNitedotNet). I made sure to also hide so as not to scare the collector before I could see him.

    SPOT : Haggia Sophia tunnel entrance.
    TIME : Bank deposit trigger.

    First time, nothing happened. Must be because there are 3 bank deposits in an ACR day : daytime, evening, night, with 20 min between each.
    But the second time, the collector also appeared on my radar at the exact moment when the bank deposit triggered. He was coming at me from a different direction than in the video, but still, there he was.

    And yes I had completed the game and locked all my dens, and no I wasnt in full awareness. So neither one is a requirement.

    Edit : Since a very few people still seem to have a hard time, I'll list a few more tips mentionned in the comments.
    - Make sure to hide
    - To some people he appeared 2-3 mintues after the deposit, so stay sharp.
    - Pay close attention to the radar, since he comes from a random direction.
    - If you fail and he dies, exit the animus and come back in, just to make sure he doesnt keep any "dead" status.

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    JMJimmyI found out the hard way that this is actually missable. Tax collectors stop spawning once you control a district. Gaining control of all districts means no more tax collectors, instead the game spawns stalkers in their place.
    Posted by JMJimmy on 16 Oct 20 at 04:53
    Mike LangloisYou sure JMJimmy, the solution mentions the same scenario and it appeared still?
    Posted by Mike Langlois on 20 Oct 20 at 14:24
    NinjaPieceI didn't have one appear until I lost control of a district. I hid near a bank in the district I lost control in. He appeared right before the deposit. Maybe losing a district increases the chances that he'll appear. It would make sense. If you check the bank in a district you lost, you can see that Templars take 5% of your income.
    Posted by NinjaPiece on 21 Dec 20 at 17:15
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  • DarkthingWDarkthingW518,172
    09 Jul 2012 09 Jul 2012
    86 3 22
    After trying several solutions, and after waiting far too long for the collector, I found the following solution that worked for me on the first try. This guide comes from a comment on Achievement Hunter :

    "1) Wait at east of arsenal where the riot started with the bank that there renovated

    2) Withdraw any money from the bank and then wait by the entrance to the arsenal

    3) When it pops up saying money has been deposited into the bank take few steps into the arsenal

    4) Boom the tax collector spawns and all you need to do is chase him down "
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    velho lobodomarThis solution worked first time for me, seems more reliabke than the hagia sofia method, which i couldnt make work at all in some tries.
    Posted by velho lobodomar on 20 Sep 20 at 13:22
    BIONICxTIG3RJust got this done, I poisoned him, and he ended up knocking out three bystanders and I got Monster Dance along with it, thank you so much!!
    Posted by BIONICxTIG3R on 03 Nov 20 at 20:38
    Deadly MomentPlease edit the solution to explain better what Is considered "in" arsenal. Its not a closed area nor one with clear markers to its territory. I assume you mean go wait by the tunnel entrance and by step into arsenal you mean go towards the bank.

    Either way. This isn't clear and it stresses me out that I may be possibly waiting around in the wrong spot right now. Won't downvote as ill forget to change but please fix this immediately and be more clear in future solutions.
    Posted by Deadly Moment on 22 Nov 20 at 09:58
  • British LegendsBritish Legends888,308
    12 Nov 2011 12 Nov 2011 22 Nov 2011
    29 3 17
    You will see the Templar tax collector when you are running around doing your thing. It will prompt you with what they are in the info window and on the map will appear a Red Money bag representing the tax man, you will have to chase him and sprint after him. When you get close you will need to perform a hook sweep by pressing B when sprinting near him. This will tackle him down and unlock your achievement.

    I hope this Helps Gamers :)

    Edit: Here is My Video that i created to Aid the writen Guide :)

    A potential Tip (unconfirmed)Posted by "Your skill died"

    "Guys guys, he is like... the pentagon thief on five black ops zombies, he occurs when something is triggered, he unlocks at the middle of the day on the 20min bank deposit, you get 3 bank deposits in game time wise, the 2nd is midday, if your somewhat close to a bank he comes to "tax" your bank, like the thief comes to steal your stuff, unless you get it back. Hope this helps."
    Origionally Posted by: Omegalite
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    Bryce MCThe tax collector appeared about 3 min after the evening bank deposit.
    Posted by Bryce MC on 26 Nov 11 at 03:28
    A PhizzleStill looking for this freaking tax collector.....
    Posted by A Phizzle on 02 Jan 12 at 15:02
    MadMaxx42I had one spawn near Hagia Sofia, but nowhere near a bank deposit. Just as I caught up to him, a stupid rooftop guard threw a bomb at us and knocked him off the roof. He died. I looted, but no achievement. :(
    Time to wait in the hay again...
    Posted by MadMaxx42 on 15 Apr 12 at 04:16
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