CK III - Perk "Absolute Control" leads to 10% decrease in tax

  • Crusader Kings II Expansion Subscription

    Subscribe to the CK II Expansion and enjoy unlimited access to 13 major expansions and more!

  • Paradox Midsummer Sale has arrived! Up to 75% off!

    Enjoy some sun and song this Midsummer, but when the sun goes down, the fun doesn't have to stop! Paradox has a festive sale on plenty of games to keep your summer nights going!

    June 18th - June 30th
  • Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.

    Real Strategy Requires Cunning


17 Badges
Sep 5, 2020
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Surviving Mars: First Colony Edition
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Age of Wonders III
  • Stellaris: Synthetic Dawn
  • Surviving Mars
  • Stellaris - Path to Destruction bundle
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Stellaris
  • Magicka 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Magicka
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
Short summary of your issue Perk "Absolute Control" leads to 10% decrease in tax

Game Version 1.0.3

What OS are you playing on?

What platform are you using?

Do you have mods enabled? Yes

Have you tried verifying your game files (Steam only)?

How much "pain" is this causing you?

Please explain the issue you experienced in the most condensed way possible
My tax income is reduced by 10% after I acquired the perk "Absolute Control" even though I quite sure that - going by its description - it should be increased by 10% instead.
I do use mods, but the screenshot is taken after I restarted the game with all mods deactivated.
I don't have a safe file from before I acquired the perk anymore.

Please explain how to reproduce the issue
Having a ruler with that perk?

Is there anything else you think could help us identify/replicate the issue?

Upload Attachment
File(s) attached


  • screenshot_bug.jpg
    748,1 KB · Views: 0
  • autosave_exit.ck3
    6,7 MB · Views: 0
Upvote 0


70 Badges
Jan 12, 2012
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Ship Simulator Extremes
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Magicka
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Cities in Motion 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Stellaris: Megacorp
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Crusader Kings Complete
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cradle of Civilization
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Stellaris: Necroids
  • Europa Universalis IV
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Prison Architect
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
I have the exact same problem. This continued through my heir who doesnt even have this perk.
Verifying game files or restarting does not help. Version 1.0.3 and no mods.


  • 20200906010219_1.jpg
    822,3 KB · Views: 0
  • 20200906010254_1.jpg
    325,7 KB · Views: 0