Breaking News

MSCHF has created a free dating simulator that can help you prepare your federal taxes.

MSCHF has created a free dating simulator that can help you prepare your federal taxes.

If you still haven't filed your taxes (tax day is April 18!), MSCHF's free dating simulator that's launching soon might be able to help. The art collective's latest stunt is Tax Haven 3000, a "visual novel dating game that actually prepares your 2022 US federal tax return," according to the game's Steam page.

The game's description, which appears to be written from the point of view of the game's anime waifu, Iris, is largely a rant against the notoriously complicated tax filing process in the US, and Tax Haven 3000 looks like it could simplify the process. Is. Is. When I used TurboTax, the experience was largely about answering a series of questions about my finances. Tax preparation can be a lot more fun in the context of a dating sim, which is also usually about answering a series of questions.

MSCHF states that the Tax Haven 3000 is "suitable for single filers with no dependents," so depending on your situation, it may not be a good fit for your need. It strongly cautions that "if you prepare your taxes in the game, you prepare your taxes in real life," so if you do in fact prepare your taxes using the game, be sure Make sure you are using your actual financial information. And you still have to find a way to do your state taxes. The game only prepares your federal taxes, MSCHF co-founder Daniel Greenberg told The Verge.

And just to be clear: We haven't tried Tax Haven 3000, so we can't guarantee the quality of the game or its ability to prepare your taxes. Use at your own risk.

You can learn more about Tax Haven 3000 on its Steam page and dedicated website. On the website, you'll be able to purchase the collector's edition of the game, which comes with a software box, disc, and, of course, the Iris body pillow. Greenberg says the game and collector's edition will be available April 4. (When you read this, the Steam page may say March 30, which MSCHF is working to update.)

No comments