I'm really enjoying this game, and I want to get a better handle on how the game mechanics work. I've read around the forums and I'm having difficulty nailing down exactly how Commerce Center components collect tax.
My best guess is that when a freighter receives or deposits resources at a docking bay, a percentage of the monetary value of those resources is collected by the state as a tax. Is this the case? Does it also tax ships that are taking Caslon/Hydrogen for refueling?
If so, does it make sense to consider adding Commerce Centers to anything that has a docking bay? Research bases, monitoring stations, etc... all need fuel and resources to retrofit, right? What about Constructors if they need additional resources brought to them in the field?
All that asked, I realize it's probably not worth it to add Commerce Centers in some of these cases due to long-term maintenance costs. Still, I'm curious if anyone knows.