If you aren't going to be getting major savings this tax season, at least Rockstar Games wants to show you some love with a GTA Online tax refund. Starting today, players can ring in tax season in style with a $250,000 in-game refund for simply logging into GTA Online at any point from Feb 16th until Feb 26th. In addition, all GTA$ spent in GTA Online between today and the 26th will also get a 10% rebate with up to $GTA1M cash back.
The full announcement is below:
Tax season is upon us and with 2017's population growth, the San Andreas Treasury Department is happy to report a new stimulus for all citizens – hustlers, triggers, shot callers and kingpins alike. Plus, take advantage of new state-wide GTA$ rebate program to spend on anything in GTA Online; from sensible investments like Executive Offices to submarine-sports car hybrids like the Stromberg.
Simply log in to GTA Online at any point between February 16th and 26th to qualify for a GTA$250,000 stimulus bonus. Also, all GTA$ spent in GTA Online between February 16th and 26th will get you a 10% rebate (up to GTA$1M cash back). Then come back after February 27th to claim your GTA$ stimulus bonus and GTA$ rebate.
All GTA$250,000 stimulus bonuses and GTA$ rebates will arrive in your Maze Bank account between February 27th and March 6th.
While $250,000 isn't exactly a fortune in GTA Online where everything costs a literal arm and a leg, but the refund is still nothing to sneeze at, nor is the kickback bonus you get on GTA$ in-game.
GTA Online remains an enormous revenue driver for both Rockstar and Take-Two, something that has altered the entire ecosystem of Rockstar as they've put their development of single player DLC, other games, pretty much everything on hold outside of Red Dead Redemption 2 in order to continue to support GTA Online with wave after wave of content and it seems to be working. GTA Online has made Grand Theft Auto 5 one of the top selling games every year despite being over four years old.