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jetstreamblue
Posts: 121
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Z10 LE #00055
My Carrier: Telus

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

I have to admit I'm not familiar with US tax laws.  In Canada, I refer to setting up a sole proprietor or individual business.  Here, you can operate as a business, but you report taxes on your personal tax return as if it is just your personal income (ie. no need for separate filing or expenses), and you can also deduct expenses there as well.  Unlike an incorporation, this type of business does not provide separation (ie. you and the business are legally one and the same).  However, the plus is you can present yourself as a busines with a business name, and also more clearly provides the mechanism to enter deductions for business expenses.

 

But yes, as you mention, best to check local area laws and regulations.  I simply offer a suggestion for an alternate to consider.

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JohnPinkerton
Posts: 350
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Curve 8900 (Personal) / Bold 9650 (Work)
My Carrier: Regional

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

Having just gone through this process I can say it was painless really.

 

Tuesday afternoon, applied online to BlackBerry App World.

Wednesday afternoon, received E-mail with document to notarize and send in.

Thursday morning, stopped at bank - they notarized (my bank did it free of charge) and I E-mailed it in.

Friday afternoon, received E-mail that I could submit my app to the App World.

 

Might seem like a long process for some, but for those that really want to do this it's quite painless.

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jtegen
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

Yes, the process to register for the Vendor Portal was not too bad.  We were talking about the process to setup a business and how there are things to consider when deciding to choose your business structure (tax, paperwork, registration, revenue, liability, etc.).

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JohnPinkerton
Posts: 350
Registered: ‎01-21-2011
My Device: Curve 8900 (Personal) / Bold 9650 (Work)
My Carrier: Regional

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

Sorry, been pretty ADD today.

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sbonnick
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-17-2011
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: rogers

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

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Hi Jeststreamblue,

 

Quick question for you. I have recently registered as a sole proprietor and Im about to also register for an HST (ontario) account so I can gain tax credits on expensies. The problem I see though is that I will need to start charging tax on all items sold. hows does that factor in with the Blackberry App world? when they pay us do they say how much of that is for tax? or are we some how exempt from tax in this case (and how so)? is there some option I did not see in the app world portal to give a HST number?

 

Not sure if you have an answer here, but if you do it would help me out since I cant find this information anywhere.

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billfoust
Posts: 382
Registered: ‎05-19-2008
My Device: BlackBerry Torch
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: becoming a vendor on the Playbook AppWorld?

I would say you are better off asking this question in the AppWorld forum.

Bill
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