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French gaming tax breaks extended through 2017

The European Commission will continue to offer a 20% tax rebate to French developers who can demonstrate their games have cultural significance

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Tax Breaks headlines

  • Osborne announces tax breaks for UK games industry

    UK chancellor George Osborne has just announced tax breaks for the UK games development industry as part of his ongoing budget.

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  • EA headlined in US tax break report

    This weekend’s on dit is a report exposing gaming companies’ access to substantial tax breaks in the US – making particular note of EA.

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  • Wilson: Government support increases investment in EA Sports

    Government-supported tax breaks are just one of the ways EA is able to continue investing in EA Canada, said EA Sports SVP Andrew Wilson.

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  • Scottish videogames industry at a crossroads, says TIGA

    TIGA has said the Scottish videogames industry is at a “cross roads” , and if it didn’t get some much needed tax breaks, the sector could decline.

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  • Ed Balls urges return of tax breaks

    Labour leadership candidate Ed Balls has visited Dundee following Realtime World’s administration and he’s claimed the cancelled tax breaks for the UK games industry are the cause of the company’s failure.

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  • Realtime Worlds: UK tax breaks are "shrewd investment"

    Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald’s told VG247 he believes the UK Government’s games trade tax break announcement in yesterday’s budget is a “shrewd” one.

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  • UK tax break news is "just fantastic," says JAW boss as industry cheers

    Just Add Water head Stewart Gilray has described news of impending UK games dev tax breaks as “fantastic,” while TIGA boss Richard Wilson has said the Labour move is “inspired”.

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  • Darling announces UK games trade tax breaks

    The clock just stopped. UK Chancellor Alastair Darling just confirmed that the UK games development industry is to get tax breaks.

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  • No tax relief for games sector in the UK

    The UK Government does not plan to provide tax relief to the country’s games industry, it was revealed today. According to the Guardian, Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-budget report does not include measures providing tax breaks despite the sector pumping more money into the economy than the region’s film industry. TIGA claims that this failure to […]

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  • Louisiana's games industry awarded tax breaks

    Louisiana’s decided to award games companies in the state a tax break of 25 percent. ESA’s welcomed the move. “We commend Governor Jindal for his strong leadership as well as that of Senator Duplessis for expanding the state’s computer and videogame development and production base, and helping lead the way in creating the next generation […]

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  • Labour "looking at" further tax breaks for UK games trade

    UK Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw said in a question and answer session on “Digital Britain” yesterday that more tax breaks are in the pipeline for the UK industry. “We do recognise the importance of the video games industry to the British economy,” he said. “Research and development tax credits are available for the industry, and […]

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  • Tories thrash Brit Government for failing games trade

    The British Conservative Party’s issued a withering attack on Gordon Brown’s cabinet for failing the UK games industry after the WTO failed to uphold claims of unfair business practices by the Canadian Government. “The Government’s strategy for videogames has been shown to be nothing more than a sham,” said Ed Vaizey MP, shadow videogames spokesman. […]

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  • Texas honors videogame industry with its own special day

    The State of Texas has decided that February 3 will from here on out be known as Entertainment Software Day. The event’s been created to pay homage to the impact the videogame industry has had on the state’s economy. In 2006 the games trade grew 16 percent in the Lone Star State says GamesIndustry.biz, and […]

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  • British Government reviewing French tax breaks for UK equivalent

    Following the introduction of a French tax break for games developers, the British Government said in a statement today that it is seriously looking into providing a similar environment for UK developers. “The Government must be mindful of the need to ensure fair competition and value for money for tax payers whilst ensuring that any […]

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