Amazon's Deeply Discounting Tax Software Today, Plus More Deals

If you still haven't settled up with Uncle Sam, Amazon's offering terrific prices on H&R Block Tax Software, today only. Prices start at just $17 for the Deluxe edition (compared to $45 when purchased directly from H&R Block's website), and stretch up to $37 for Premium & Business (compared to $80). » 3/01/15 9:05am 3/01/15 9:05am

Republican Tax Plan Would Screw "Violent Video Game" Companies

Tax credits are the kinds of things that most video game lovers wouldn't think about when considering where their favorite releases come from. But the publishers and developers that distribute and create games depend on them when figuring out the financials of their particular businesses. Now, a Republican tax… » 2/27/14 4:00pm 2/27/14 4:00pm

Report: Japan To Tax Foreign Downloads Starting Next Year

Physical goods imported into Japan are taxed. And according to the Japanese media, starting in 2015, foreign downloads will be as well. » 1/15/14 8:00am 1/15/14 8:00am

Celebrate Paying Your Taxes By Shooting At People Who Don't

A flash game called Tax Evaders, designed with the help of Molleindustria's Paolo Pedercini, is probably the most educational Space Invaders game you'll play today. » 4/12/13 1:30am 4/12/13 1:30am

British Developers Get Tax Breaks For Including British Characters in…

Say you're a game developer in the UK. You're working on a new game about, I don't know, aliens planning a casino heist. You're thinking about setting it in Las Vegas, or maybe Dubai. But wait… wouldn't it be cool if you set the game in jolly ol' England? It would be! And best of all, the British government would give… » 12/11/12 4:30pm 12/11/12 4:30pm

The Sims Team Definitely Got the Idea for This Video from Herman Cain's…

While comparing Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's "9-9-9" tax play to the default settings for a SimCity game was an amusing diversion, no one actually believes Mr. Cain borrowed his ideas from a video game. No one except the video game's creators, that is. » 10/17/11 6:20pm 10/17/11 6:20pm

Tax Breaks for Games Makers are So Rich, Even Oil Companies Question…

The New York Times this morning published an extensive look at the system of tax incentives and breaks exploited by games makers, concluding that their write-offs to research and development costs satisfy the letter, but not the spirit, of 50-year-old tax policies that by now defy common sense. » 9/11/11 1:00pm 9/11/11 1:00pm

The Castle Your Princess Is In Has Been Seized By Massachusetts

Mario wasn't fast enough to save Princess Peach from captivity in the Video Game Castle of Chicopee, Massachusetts, as captured by Kotakuite Lyphted this weekend. » 8/11/10 4:00pm 8/11/10 4:00pm

Kotaku Off-Topic: Rebel Commander

For the first time, I took my taxes to a paid preparer. First thing tomorrow morning I meet with them to approve the documents. The anxiety I feel is absolutely the same as my parents getting my report card. » 2/24/10 10:30pm 2/24/10 10:30pm

Britain Jumps on Violent Video Game Tax Bandwagon

Britain's top authority on knife crimes is telling his boss — Prime Minister Gordon Brown — to tax violent video games just after Pennsylvania legislators considered the same thing. » 3/10/09 8:30pm 3/10/09 8:30pm