Java-Gaming.org    
Featured games (78)
games approved by the League of Dukes
Games in Showcase (426)
Games in Android Showcase (89)
games submitted by our members
Games in WIP (466)
games currently in development
News: Read the Java Gaming Resources, or peek at the official Java tutorials
 
    Home     Help   Search   Login   Register   
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
  Publishing. Do you need a business?  (Read 6557 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Offline nerb
« Posted 2013-05-19 11:43:10 »

Hi,

Simple question: Do you need to have a registered business to sell paid apps on the Google Play store? Or can you act as an individual? It appears you do if you are in the US or UK, but I am in Australia.

I've had a bit of a googling, and can't seem to easily find an answer. Has anyone here had any experience with this?

Cheers,
nerb.
Offline ra4king

JGO Kernel


Medals: 322
Projects: 2
Exp: 4 years


I'm the King!


« Reply #1 - Posted 2013-05-19 21:34:45 »

You can act as an individual. You should be able to follow the steps easily to publish your app.

Online Riven
Showcase Moderator

JGO Overlord


Medals: 611
Projects: 4
Exp: 16 years


Hand over your head.


« Reply #2 - Posted 2013-05-19 21:37:27 »

If you want to pay the absolute maximum amount of tax over your sales, then yes, sell it as an individual.

Hi, appreciate more people! Σ ♥ = ¾
Learn how to award medals... and work your way up the social rankings
Games published by our own members! Check 'em out!
Legends of Yore - The Casual Retro Roguelike
Offline sproingie

JGO Kernel


Medals: 200



« Reply #3 - Posted 2013-05-19 22:37:55 »

Look up the individual incorporation laws in Australia.  In the USA, we call them S-Corporations (the S is for the tax code subchapter they operate under).  No idea what the equivalent in Oz is, but I imagine there is one.

But you might want to, yunno, actually try selling something before you worry too much about your liabilities, and only then plow the first few hundred quid you make into some incorporation paperwork.
Offline nerb
« Reply #4 - Posted 2013-05-20 01:03:32 »

You can act as an individual. You should be able to follow the steps easily to publish your app.

Brilliant. Cheers.

If you want to pay the absolute maximum amount of tax over your sales, then yes, sell it as an individual.

Point noted Riven, thanks.

But you might want to, yunno, actually try selling something before you worry too much about your liabilities, and only then plow the first few hundred quid you make into some incorporation paperwork.

Spot on sproingie. This is pretty much where I'm coming from, I just want to give it a whirl as an individual first. If I make $2 then I won't worry about establishing a business and paying VAT in some European country I've never heard of. If however I woke up $100K richer (...ya...right...sure...), then I'd be applying for that business number and giving an accountant a call.

Cheers all, much appreciated.
nerb.
Offline nerb
« Reply #5 - Posted 2013-05-20 01:57:26 »

Wow... the signup was quicker than writing this post...
Pages: [1]
  ignore  |  Print  
 
 
You cannot reply to this message, because it is very, very old.

 

Add your game by posting it in the WIP section,
or publish it in Showcase.

The first screenshot will be displayed as a thumbnail.

xsi3rr4x (74 views)
2014-04-15 18:08:23

BurntPizza (68 views)
2014-04-15 03:46:01

UprightPath (80 views)
2014-04-14 17:39:50

UprightPath (65 views)
2014-04-14 17:35:47

Porlus (81 views)
2014-04-14 15:48:38

tom_mai78101 (105 views)
2014-04-10 04:04:31

BurntPizza (165 views)
2014-04-08 23:06:04

tom_mai78101 (261 views)
2014-04-05 13:34:39

trollwarrior1 (210 views)
2014-04-04 12:06:45

CJLetsGame (220 views)
2014-04-01 02:16:10
List of Learning Resources
by SHC
2014-04-18 03:17:39

List of Learning Resources
by Longarmx
2014-04-08 03:14:44

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-05 13:51:37

Good Examples
by Grunnt
2014-04-03 15:48:46

Good Examples
by Grunnt
2014-04-03 15:48:37

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-01 18:40:51

Good Examples
by matheus23
2014-04-01 18:40:34

Anonymous/Local/Inner class gotchas
by Roquen
2014-03-11 15:22:30
java-gaming.org is not responsible for the content posted by its members, including references to external websites, and other references that may or may not have a relation with our primarily gaming and game production oriented community. inquiries and complaints can be sent via email to the info‑account of the company managing the website of java‑gaming.org
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.18 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Managed by Enhanced Four Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!