|OUTSIDE THE TAX OFFICE|
PV CITY HALL
Unlike other government transactions we have been in, the tax office was the height of efficiency. They checked our account, took our money and issued our reciept taking only a couple minutes. Usually one must check in with the official, they write out the document stating how much you owe, then you take it to a specified bank where you make payment, then return back to the official with a reciept from the bank. He stamps the paperwork a bunch of times, gives you a copy, and then waves his hands like a baseball ump calling a runner safe to let you know you're done.
Maybe they let the city officials collect money because they pay them enough that they are not compelled to bribe or steal to make ends meet.