Raising Taxes

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Raising Taxes
Author Terry Pratchett
Language English
Series Discworld
Moist von Lipwig, Lord Vetinari, Adora Belle Dearheart
Genre Fantasy

Raising Taxes is the working title of a possible forthcoming Moist von Lipwig novel in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. However, the next Discworld book in the series that featured Moist von Lipwig was Raising Steam. It is not yet clear if Raising Steam has replaced Raising Taxes, or if the latter title is one Pratchett will develop in the future.

Raising Taxes was first alluded to during the promotional tour of Making Money.[1]

Near the end of Making Money, Lord Vetinari and Drumknott discuss the need to pose new challenges to Moist von Lipwig after the Royal Bank has been completely reformed. They consider the feasibility of Moist von Lipwig becoming Taxmaster, a position currently held by seventy-four-year-old Mr. Creaser, who adheres to inflexible and outdated methods. Mr. Creaser will need to be compelled to retire, while Moist may not be so eager to accept a job that does not create friends.[2]


  1. ^ "Speech by Terry Pratchett on Making Money promotional tour". Barnes & Noble. Retrieved 2008-05-17. 
  2. ^ Pratchett, Terry (2008). Making Money. London: Corgi. pp. 462–463.