A new developer blog has cropped up on the Face of Mankind site. The post goes into detail about several new features that are being brought into the game including customized tax rates, sector ownership and much more.
Worlds will also have a natural crime rate, based on their distance from earth. This natural crime rate will define the minimum and maximum crime rate on the world, with worlds that have lower natural rates being more flexible. We would like to state now that it will be impossible to ever remove all Dominion taxes from the world. Doing this would destroy the Law Enforcement Department and Freedom Defense Corps only means of income. The purpose of this system is to allow players more control over it.
Read the full blog post on the Face of Mankind site.