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

  • omegaliteomegalite147,804
    21 Nov 2011 21 Nov 2011 24 Nov 2011
    138 15 77
    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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    AsimovI spent hours trying the solutions here. They may work for some people but they did not work for me. I suspect the achievement becomes unobtainable, or much more difficult, once you lock every den with a master assassin.

    I eventually decided it would be easier to start a new game. I played through the first den defense mission and opened a bank. I then increased my Templar awareness until they contested the den. I waited near my bank and the tax collector appeared after the first deposit. This all took about three hours from start to finish.

    It seems the tax does not exist, and the taxman will not appear, if you control the district. Maybe some of these solutions work because they involve traveling between district borders. But in my experience if all your dens are locked, they cant be contested, there is no tax, there are no tax collectors, and the achievement is unobtainable.
    Posted by Asimov on 13 May 21 at 17:22
    x Tyian xJust sit in the red area where it completely covers your mini map, go do something I went for a shower and when I came back, exit through the arch to hagia Sofia and the tax collector was there. Might be 50/50 if it’s him or stab guy but at least it’s afk method
    Posted by x Tyian x on 14 May at 12:08
    Mobius Evalon@Asimov -- This was my very last campaign achievement after 100%-ing everything else. I fucked around for 4-5 hours before I finally found one of these guys to get the achievement, and I never once ran into one during the playthrough beforehand.

    It isn't unobtainable, it's just a horrible achievement based on entropy.
    Posted by Mobius Evalon on 21 May at 22:12
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  • DarkthingWDarkthingW593,007
    09 Jul 2012 09 Jul 2012
    95 4 25
    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 : http://achievementhunter.com/games/comments.php?id=83308

    "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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    DJB HustlinTook me a hour but it worked!!!
    Posted by DJB Hustlin on 04 Mar 21 at 14:24
    Starieenaworked first try for me - night deposit with high notoriety & full dens etc. thanks!
    Posted by Starieena on 09 Aug at 22:25
    Adelbert DunbarWorks as stated.
    Wait outside of the tunnel to the arsenal (3 feet or 1 meter). Meaning you will be in the Bayezid District (zoom in on map).
    Once the bank deposits in mid-day walk into the arsenal district.
    Tax collector will appear
    Posted by Adelbert Dunbar on 29 Aug at 15:25
  • British LegendsBritish Legends1,011,763
    12 Nov 2011 12 Nov 2011 22 Nov 2011
    31 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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