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How do I submit a royalty report, and when is it required?

I would like to know how to file a royalty report, e.g. tracking my income, which is required per the EULA. I made $200 (minus fees) last quarter from a go fund me for my Planetary Settlers game I am developing. Only $5 of that was the purchase price for the game (one donor). Am I correct that I don't have to file a report because this falls (well) below the $3000 limit?

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asked Oct 09 '17 at 08:45 PM in Legal & Licensing

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  • FAQ - Releasing Products

    • Do I need to report royalties forever?

      No, you only need to report royalties when you are making more than $3,000 per quarter from your product. If your game no longer is being sold, or no longer makes that amount of money, no royalty reports are due.

    • What if my product obtains crowdfunding via Kickstarter or another source?

      Royalties are due on revenue from Kickstarter or other crowdfunding sources when the revenue is actually attributable to your product. For example, if the user is required to purchase a particular funding package to obtain access (now or later) to your product, or if that package gives the buyer benefits within the product such as in-game items or virtual currency.

      Here’s an example of what we mean by “attributable”: Assume you provide two tiers of offers, a signed poster for $20, and a signed poster plus game access for $50. No royalties are due on ancillary products like posters, so no royalty is due on the $20 tier. On the $50 tier, the user is paying for the poster with a $20 value, and that implies that the remaining $30 of value is attributable to the product. So, for each $50 tier sale, you’d pay a royalty of $1.50 (5% of $30).

  • UNREAL ENGINE 4 COMMERCIAL GAME DEPLOYMENT GUIDELINES

    Once you've begun collecting money for your product, you'll need to track gross revenue and pay a 5% royalty on that amount after the first $3000 per game per calendar quarter. To report your earnings, complete and submit this form.

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answered Oct 09 '17 at 11:38 PM

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You are correct, nothing is due at this time. According to our EULA, you're allowed a $3,000 deduction to gross revenue, each quarter. You only need to report royalties once your gross revenue exceeds $3,000. Once your UE4 game does begin generating revenue in excess of $3,000 per quarter, you can submit your royalty statements through the form on this link: http://help.epicgames.com/customer/en/portal/articles/2313883-how-do-i-submit-a-royalty-report-for-my-ue4-project-

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answered Oct 10 '17 at 01:11 PM

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