|Get your money back from a Templar tax collector.|
This enemy type appears at random (or so it seems) and will have a red icon above their heads. They will run from you at sight. Chase them down and press while running to tackle and kill them. It is suggested that they appear upon the happening of the bank deposit. If you rush to the bank when this happens and wait around, you may spot one easier.
|Rate this achievement||Average Rating (Based on 8 votes)|
|Comment #1 by zamoraz|
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 09:23:17 AM
so tax is a problem even for ezio
|Comment #2 by anthoni|
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 10:54:41 AM
not if you assassinate him
|Comment #3 by greentroop|
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 12:02:08 PM
lol #1 is right
|Comment #4 by cliche1|
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 03:32:49 PM
least you get to kill this tax collector, unlike the one who takes my money.lol
|Comment #5 by FSparacino4|
Saturday, October 15, 2011 @ 10:38:26 PM
@4 So I'm the only one who has killed my tax collector...
|Comment #6 by RemkoX360|
Tuesday, November 08, 2011 @ 11:16:54 PM
give money, kill him, take it back.. an easy 10
|Comment #7 by Le iX|
Sunday, November 13, 2011 @ 08:33:09 AM
|Comment #8 by msfstar13|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 01:16:36 PM
it's basically just a borgia messenger. Same icon on the mini map even. just kill him and you got it. don't even need to loot the body. lol
|Comment #9 by Bofur|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:12:57 PM
So they just pop up randomly? I haven't seen one through the whole game.
|Comment #10 by fiz|
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 @ 04:45:38 PM
yeah i'm twenty hours in without seeing a single tax collector. they must be pretty damn rare
|Comment #11 by WerewlfKingAlex|
Thursday, November 17, 2011 @ 03:31:39 PM
Hell if you were a Tax Collector in a world FULL of assassins and people that are greedy AND there was an achievement to KILL you.You would be hiding too.
|Comment #12 by msfstar13|
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 12:50:36 PM
@9 and 10: Yeah they just pop up randomly. Just run around the city during the day and one should eventually show his face. Just look for the little red shield icon on the mini map same one the borgia messengers had from brotherhood. Also, just like the borgia messengers killing them will raise your templar awareness (notoriety) so if you can try to tackle him instead, if you have no choice then just kill the bastard, just beware cuz any guards in the vicinity will attack you immediately.
|Comment #13 by Big Weissy|
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 10:23:26 PM
@10: Twenty hours? What have you been doing bro? I got 100% in like 9 1/2 hours and got all but two Single Player achievements. Need like another 250k for the books on Cappadoica. :/
Also No.12 is right. They just come randomly, I got mine after I did the riot missions coming out of the dock area.
|Comment #14 by thelegendofme360|
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:25:38 PM
not seen one tax collector do they still show after you finish the story
|Comment #15 by thelegendofme360|
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 03:27:05 PM
not seen one tax collector do they still show after you finish the story
|Comment #16 by CycoNopoLis|
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 05:44:49 PM
I got this one totally by a lucky accident. I'm running toward a contested den and along the way get into a fight with a group of four guards that I'm trying to dispatch quickly when all of a sudden I'm grabbed by this courier looking dude and don't know what I hit, but the achievement popped lmao
|Comment #17 by SirFailzAlot|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 12:06:55 PM
I've been grabbed many times by someone and been given the option to "Counter" with the X button. On all occasions but two I was able to hit X. In the times that I hit X, I turn around and stab him in the face. However, the two times that I wasn't fast enough, he robs me and runs away. I wasn't able to catch him neither of these two times. If I would've caught him would've it given me the Achievement? If so, is it advised NOT to hit X and kill him? But instead let him rob you, chase him down and leg sweep him?
|Comment #18 by SSJCoble7|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 04:43:06 PM
@#17 no thats not the tax collector that a Stalker. if u kill them 5 times before ur stabbed u unlock part of a challenge for thr Romanies. i havent found the tax collector yet but i know hell be wearing a red hat and a cape. hell show up on the may as a red money bag. its a totally random event so u just gotta run around the city til you find him and dont kill him but just leg sweep him when u find him. im almost done with the game, at sequence 8, and i still havent found him
|Comment #19 by SirFailzAlot|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 04:44:34 PM
I found him once. It was probably sequence 5, maybe 6, but he ran out of the range of my map and when I ran to where he was at, he'd disappeared. Just gotta remember don't let him get out of the range of your map.
|Comment #20 by Tim Tam Slam|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:09:41 PM
I got it! At 33 hours in game, everything else is done except I haven't bought everything from the blacksmith. I just finished purchasing from the bazaar blacksmith when I saw that read money bag on my map. "Holy s--t!" I thought, he literally ran right past me indoors. A second later I leg swept him and got the achievement! Chased him to the rooftops and killed him for good measure. Bout time! Don't give up! It's possible!
|Comment #21 by Tim Tam Slam|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 05:12:11 PM
Like to add I wasn't notorious.
|Comment #22 by Blackjoker107|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:39:04 PM
Completed the game, doing some laps just waiting for the bank deposit so that I can buy books for the Sage cheevo. When all of a sudden, a wild tax collector appears!!! These guys are oh so very rare to come by. But it's not as rare as winning a lottery ticket. I'd say these guys are about 5% chance of that happening to appear. Don't lose hope and have lots and lots of patience. If you happen to get that guy before you beat the game, more power for you.
|Comment #23 by SirFailzAlot|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 08:39:35 PM
D'y'all reckon if there's a certain place where he appears most often?
D'y'all know if you can encounter him only once during a single play through? (I.e, if someone such as I misses him the first occurrence, must I play another play through to encounter him again?
|Comment #24 by cpdufohunter|
Sunday, November 20, 2011 @ 11:06:17 PM
Even in video games we have to deal with tax collectors. But at least we can kill these ones and you also get a reward!
|Comment #25 by SSJCoble7|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 01:36:39 AM
ok people listen up! because i think i found a solution! after searching for about an hour all over the interwebs i stumbled upon something. a video of sopmeone getting it, and someelse posted that they went to the exact spot as in the video and waited and got it that way. so i tried it and it work, just got it myself finally after hours of just running around looking for it. so, go to this site and read the second post. http://www.trueachievements.com/achievement.aspx?achievementid=157173 i had just finished the game and had all my dens locked in so i deff dont thiknk theres any pre requirements. good hunting! (props and credit go to GameNitedotNet for the video and Omegalite for the post)
p.s. i only waited about 15 mins for the guy to show up, and it was 3 mins AFTER the deposit was m
|Comment #26 by SSJCoble7|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 01:38:09 AM
AFTER the deposit was made, so dont know if the timing is exact with when the money is depoited or not, just a heads up.
didnt realize it cut the post short that soon, thought i had more characters
|Comment #27 by SirFailzAlot|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 02:50:04 AM
Oh my God, thanks SSJCoble... I would give you this many hugs........ six.
|Comment #28 by Robs95|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 05:29:44 AM
Got 2 in 5 min ;)
|Comment #29 by xXsLeAzEmEpLeAzEXx|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 12:42:28 PM
This is the last single player achieve i need, i have not seen one once all game.
|Comment #30 by Ay Derrty|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 06:55:40 PM
ugh... last achievement i need. of course my dumbass didn't check the achievements until after i beat the game. i specifically remember encountering 2 of these guys. one time i shot him and the other time i called in some arrows on his bitch ass. naturally i looted him and thought to myself easy $1000. apparently neither of those kills count for the achievement though. now of course there are no tax assholes to be found... fuck my life.
|Comment #31 by Aeriscloud|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 09:10:32 PM
@25 You are 100% right worked the first time I tried it, Thank you!
|Comment #32 by Solty|
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ 11:20:00 PM
Thank you for giving credits where they are due. (I am omegalite) Much appreciated.
Glad I could help.
|Comment #33 by HesNotHere1253|
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 07:32:12 AM
Finally got him, ran around the black blob for about an hour but I finally got him. That achievement was terrible for only 10 points. Did not spawn nearly enough.
|Comment #34 by Aagame|
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 04:37:50 PM
Okay, finally picked this one up and will share how I got him to appear. Firstly, I had finished the game (100%ed all sequences but one), had all of my dens locked, and picked up almost everything. The trigger is definitely when the bank deposits come in. I was waiting inside of the haystack near the underground gateway by Hagia Sophia. I waited until the bank deposit at sunset. The guy didn't show up immediately.. about 5 minutes after the bank deposit he just blipped up on my radar. I was in hiding, but he still started to run immediately. I threw a knife at him by accident which killed him, but the achievement still popped, so you can indeed kill him. Good luck all!
|Comment #35 by kanndae2003|
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 06:27:59 AM
GUARANTEED TWICE APPEARANCE FOR ME
On the roof of the palace in Topkapi District, right hand side of the roof, towards rge upper corner
Immediately after money is banked he shows up. Grab him quick before the Ottomans there get him. If they kill him and then you loot his body, it doesnt count
But this has happened twice when i've been there on the rooftop
|Comment #36 by kanndae2003|
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 06:29:23 AM
camping at a bank did not work for me. I spent hours and hours for nothing so maybe the palace might work for others
|Comment #37 by LukeSniper|
Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 10:49:00 PM
I got this earlier tonight. I was just walking around and a tax collector randomly appeared. It was the first time I had encountered one, so a little info pane popped up on the side telling me about them.
He had a red icon over his head. I walked over, killed him, and looted him.
I can't remember if the achievement popped before or after I looted him.
I have not yet finished the main story. I have not bought/renovated all of any type of location.
|Comment #38 by Whosaninja|
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 06:59:17 PM
Post 25 worked for me, many thanks
|Comment #39 by Blitzer88|
Monday, November 28, 2011 @ 08:28:25 PM
Post 25 did not work for me, and now I am really starting to get frustrated by this.......could it be that I have to own the bank near the location mentioned in post #25?
|Comment #40 by syckrhythm|
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ 01:12:50 AM
this is lame, I've seen 1 during my entire game play and I was at a point that I couldn't chase him down,
|Comment #41 by I Run Oregon|
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 08:33:59 AM
@39 I would definetly try buying the bank. I did this last night just as post 25 stated and it worked. It's still annoying that the tax collectors don't show up nearly as much as they did in previous titles
|Comment #42 by Papito208|
Friday, December 02, 2011 @ 09:18:45 AM
After running around like an idiot this worked..seriously just registered to thank the dude who posted the video
|Comment #43 by 96skyline|
Sunday, December 11, 2011 @ 05:29:57 AM
Guys I still can't get it and I think it's cause I have captured all dens with Mater Assasins. Can I ask if anyone saw a tax collector once all dens were protected by Master Assasins?
|Comment #44 by Marshall|
Saturday, December 17, 2011 @ 12:38:34 PM
spent two hours looking for one, then he goes and falls off a roof!
@43 yes you can still find one as this was as I saw mine
|Comment #45 by GoldenEagle|
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 09:10:03 PM
Saw one as I was running along the Arsenal district. I wasn't expecting him though, so by the time I realized it, he got away. Currently trying @25, hope it doesn't have to be a certain time, as it's night in game right now.
|Comment #46 by GoldenEagle|
Sunday, December 18, 2011 @ 09:21:58 PM
SSJCoble7: I love you
|Comment #47 by ChiliD|
Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 05:54:02 PM
SSJCoble7 - you are a life saver
|Comment #48 by Sadface Crumpet|
Thursday, December 22, 2011 @ 11:46:42 AM
I had no idea what I was doing and got this one. Lucky for once...
|Comment #49 by My Intentions|
Friday, December 23, 2011 @ 02:16:39 AM
I stayed in the bank menu at the bank right by the arsenal for like a minute. Collected my money and exited. There he was. Killed him as I was not going to take any chances lol
|Comment #50 by Bluedude12345|
Sunday, January 01, 2012 @ 09:45:50 AM
Man, all I get are those stupid Templar people that stab you.....
|Comment #51 by shockfire3DG|
Monday, January 02, 2012 @ 03:28:04 PM
my friends got this achievement w/o even trying to get it. makes me mad
|Comment #52 by GMoneyVault|
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 01:16:21 PM
Yup....just like clockwork @ #25.
He showed up on the radar right on time.
Props and appreciation.
|Comment #53 by uppyb0t|
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 07:34:00 PM
I used the TrueAchievements link as well and found him right after my bank deposit.
Right after I caught him, I threw him off a roof to the ground and an enemy soldier shot him on sight. I'll chalk that up as team effort. I then had an assassin kill him. Too bad.
|Comment #54 by NeoSant|
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 10:56:01 PM
Got it. I was hiding with the people next to the bank like 40 minutes and he never show up. Just ran to the haystack and in 10 seconds he apeeared.
|Comment #55 by Naberios|
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 02:07:46 PM
They must have patched this because I've seen several of these guys. I don't
really worry about it now since I have so much money, but the best way to take
care of these guys (to get the achievement, or just to get the money they're
carrying) is to get close enough to highlight them and then call in an
assassin to finish them off. No increase in notoriety and no time wasted in
chasing their ass...
|Comment #56 by majpr nake|
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 07:32:31 AM
dammit... i saw one nd killed him nd left him there... havnt seen one since now im sad :(
|Comment #57 by CoolAsLife|
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 04:02:40 PM
I waited in a haystack cart at the top of the steps from the bank in Hagia Sophia. Bank deposit pinged up and the tax man showed pretty much straight away. Gave chase and he fell off a building and died. No achievement. For the next 2 deposits (40 mins) a stalker kept jumping me. 4:30 mins after the next deposit the tax man showed again. Gave chase and used arrow storm. Woohoo achievement pops! I don't have the 1.02 patch but don't know if it matters. Hope it helps.
|Comment #58 by Whammyaniac|
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 @ 11:53:13 PM
Very satisfying cheevo :)
|Comment #59 by kaiyo penguin|
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @ 01:33:33 PM
i got this at the beginning of learning the hook blade. :)
|Comment #60 by el_capitan32|
Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 08:54:37 AM
The video below will not show you how I obtained the achievement. It shows what I did to the tax collector after getting the achievement. Enjoy. By the way, my conditions: at the Hagia Sophia area and had 2 deposits waiting in bank. Collector cruises in probably halfway to next deposit. Had been sitting there 10-15 minutes. Was actually moving from the haystack to the palace wall when he came strolling through.
|Comment #61 by Mindark|
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 12:22:22 PM
I uninstalled the patch that I had and waited in the haystack cart at the top of the steps from the bank in Hagia Sophia. The Bank deposit popped up and nothing happened. I waited there for another 10 minutes and finally gave up. I decided to go get my money from the Bank; on the way there the tax guy showed up. I threw him against a wall and shot him in the face happily. I should mentioned I did have deposits in the bank already before this happened.
|Comment #62 by ktmare|
Monday, February 27, 2012 @ 08:57:58 PM
I tried this and it worked like a charm. Get your meter all the way up to full red and go to where you have to incite the riot. Walk into the dock and he'll pop up right out where you had to protect the citizens.
|Comment #63 by WEBHEAD 7|
Monday, March 05, 2012 @ 10:40:54 PM
finally got it!! hung out by the hagia sophia tunnel, every now and then moving from the cart of hay at the top of the stairs to the bushes by the tunnel. 2 deposits, nothing. after the 3rd deposit, i figured i'd take out one of the officials walking by since having high templar awareness didn't seem to be helping,, as soon as i killed the official, the tax collector appeared. so ya, just hiding wasn't doing it,, but when i decided to be slightly more active by taking out the official, boom. maybe the game was waiting for me to distract myself...
|Comment #64 by Nesher Lavan|
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 @ 01:12:40 AM
I literally ran into the guy during the 4th memory while I was just running around getting various cheevos.
|Comment #65 by CarbonDRFT|
Saturday, April 21, 2012 @ 06:11:18 AM
Guide video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_efx5KiKH4
|Comment #66 by Dr Chris PhD|
Sunday, April 29, 2012 @ 03:53:01 PM
I'm 30 hours into the game. I have everything in singleplayer done except for this achievement. I kept running around and running around looking for this dude. As soon as I got on here to see if anyone had any any secrets about areas he pops up frequently or anything like that, he appeared! You people are good luck!! But FYI: I was hanging out near the entrance to the Arenal District (entrance near the Mercenaries HQ) because someone on YouTube said the Tax Collector goes there frequently. Alo, it was at night for both me and the YouTube guy.
|Comment #67 by Mauricekuh|
Saturday, May 05, 2012 @ 01:22:13 PM
I read something about the guy showing up at the Arsenal District East Gate. Empty your bank at the bank near the gate, wait for the next deposit and then run around the area till he pops up.
It worked for me. I emptied my bank, ran around the area and then he suddenly showed up. It was way after a deposit though, making it possible for him to appear on any moment.
|Comment #68 by BD012209|
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 @ 12:14:21 PM
I got it after watching the video @42 linked. Holy crap, 2 laps around and BAM he popped up.
|Comment #69 by lich123|
Sunday, June 03, 2012 @ 02:32:11 PM
ok been sat on my xbox for 3 hours and nothing
|Comment #70 by Jack Famine|
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 01:00:58 PM
this one is really starting to piss me off... tax collector never shows up on my game x(
but I guess it's better to be pissed off then pissed on...
|Comment #71 by SFAL|
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 04:43:08 PM
I tried this running around and waiting and etc with both my complete game and a new one up to the first master assassin mission. Finally got it on the 100% complete game. Not on live, deleted the patch, if that matters, probably not.
What didn't work? Letting the bank fill and hanging around the Arsenal, going in and back out, etc. Hanging around the Hagia Sofia tunnel, hidden or not, regardless of the bank status. Lots of time spent waiting around, but just those stalkers showing up.
The trick was the method to stand on top of the roof of what I guess is Topkapi Palace (basically the center building in the center of the red inside the red) on the flat part of the square roof on the North side of it, not the dome part. Not hidden, just standing. That's near the garden ar
|Comment #72 by SFAL|
Thursday, July 12, 2012 @ 04:45:42 PM
That's near the garden area near the outer city wall, in the Northern area of Topkapi. The bank I think was empty. When it got light a bit into the morning, I'm not sure of a deposit triggered or not -- holy hell a red money-bag icon moving around. Chased him (he runs all crazy-like) and got close, hit B to leg sweep. Then he just stands looking at you. Eventually he runs, I chased him a few more times and leg swept him.
So all that worked for me was waiting at Topkapi.
|Comment #73 by FuzzMan3000|
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 10:56:06 AM
@25, you legend! Finally got it! Was hanging around in the haystack closest to the bank for ages and nothing was happening. Moved to the bush that you can hide in nearby and still nothing. Then I moved to the haystack opposite the rose bush (on the grass area under a tree) and the guy immediately popped up. Chased and grabbed him and the cheevo popped.
|Comment #74 by Deadly Haven|
Monday, October 08, 2012 @ 12:42:09 PM
Same as #64.
Also, there was no mark identifying him on my mini-map.
|Comment #75 by Paulaskie|
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 03:30:04 PM
YEEEEAAAAHHH! I've got it! it took me sooo damn long.
Thanks #71 !!!
It was at night.
I was standing on top of Topkapi about 15 minutes. i decided to take my money from de bank but when i jump off of the roof into the big garden HE popt up! so i chased him with all the fkng guards on my tail ;)
there was no deposit only 2 about 1 hour ago.
the other things didn't work for me.(Hagia Sofia&Arsenal)
|Comment #76 by dboyfx101|
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 06:43:33 PM
so i spend two hours on this achievement..i find the guy...then after a short chase onto a rooftop some idiot shoots me and misses and somehow makes the guy drop from the ledge killing him...wow..im pissed
|Comment #77 by dboyfx101|
Friday, October 19, 2012 @ 07:09:45 PM
ok i found him again this time i killed him but didnt get the achievement???...you cant kill him?
|Comment #78 by Drop The Remote|
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 06:49:48 PM
Ok I finally got it!! This is what I did. I went to the fight club which is at the bottom of the map and I fought the guys there for about four min and quit then I tried to kill them while they were fighting each other for 2 min and I walked away and There was a red money bag on my map so chased and got him.
|Comment #79 by TheyCallMeNis|
Monday, November 12, 2012 @ 01:44:14 PM
I have like 20 hours in this game, literally have never seen a tax collector unlike brotherhood where I couldnt get rid of them.
|Comment #80 by rafa1000house|
Sunday, November 18, 2012 @ 12:56:32 PM
to find 100 flags and feathers may be easier to find this guy.
|Comment #81 by rafa1000house|
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 @ 06:03:02 AM
i just need to buy ONE book to unlock everything except this one, almost everything done and i can't find this guy.
To find Duccio and that templar wearing civilian clothes who try to kill you was very easy, but no tax collector until now
|Comment #82 by rafa1000house|
Thursday, November 22, 2012 @ 11:25:52 AM
Just stay near a bank (make sure it is in your mini map)
wait the deposit, 20 minutes after the last one... BINGO!
note: i needed to wait about 36 minutes because the first deposit was made at night and the tax collector didnt show up, only during the day
|Comment #83 by TheyCallMeNis|
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 12:19:48 PM
I have over 20 hours on this game, I have followed guides, I have waited until the stars align, and I still have yet to see a fucking tax collector. why?
|Comment #84 by Clarky08|
Thursday, January 31, 2013 @ 04:31:32 AM
#83 I'm the same. Driving me crazy!
|Comment #85 by PlaynAMP88|
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:23:25 PM
I just got this achievement after 30+ hours total of gameplay and thinking it was impossible.
1) Have money in the bank
2) Go to the bank by the east entrance to the Arsenal
3) Wait until the crack of dawn
4) Talk to the banker but don't withdraw your money
5) Run through the east entrance to the Arsenal and he should spawn
This is how I got the achievement after trying every single thing I saw about it on the internet.
|Comment #86 by DarkAssassin357|
Saturday, June 01, 2013 @ 10:45:16 AM
This achievement is just plain unpredictable. I was running around killing time collecting treasure in between bank deposits, and ran right into one of these guys near the arsenal. Everyone says they ran into him within roughly 5 mins of the deposit, but the one I found was at least 10 mins afterwards. I must have sat in the hay stack next to Hagia Sofia for at 3 hours with no luck, and then randomly find one out of the blue once I had already given up hope.
|Comment #87 by koax117|
Friday, June 07, 2013 @ 08:37:41 AM
I've tried the Hagia Sofia bank area for hours, no luck at all.
Hopefully #85 has something here!
|Comment #88 by The Damacles|
Monday, October 21, 2013 @ 04:08:51 PM
#25 worked. Go view the vid link in post.
Just my opinion but 'Hagia Sofia' slightly misleading. Vid shows loc closer to another monument. As soon as I went to the same haystack as in the vid (after hours at HS's nearest tunnel), collector popped.
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