RedEye9 wrote on May 18, 2020, 13:18:
jamiedj99 wrote on May 18, 2020, 11:54:On what grounds?
I betcha its all claimed as tax right offs
Business expenses. Pretty sure they make an itemized deduction but group the totals for each game into a single line-item (e.g.
$15,000 - Amnesia: The Dark Descent
07,800 - For The King
06,500 - Wheels of Aurelia
45,000 - Just Cause 4 -
21,000 - Close to the Sun
17,500 - Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
05,700 - Drawful 2
08,700 - Gone Home
13,750 - Hob
06,860 - Totally Reliable Delivery Service
16,435 - World War Z
05,493 - Torment x Punisher
04,383 - Figment
03,482 - The Stanley Parable
22,438 - Watch Dogs
...and so forth)
Perhaps, they're doing this on purpose for two reasons. 1. Build the Epic Game Stores brand, user base, and portfolio. 2. Legal tax write-offs. If #2 is the primary reason, Epic won't be able to keep doing this forever. At some point, taking year-over-year losses will catch the attention of the IRS.
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