Welcome!

Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

BlackBerry® World™ Development

Reply
New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Vendor account - almost over age of majority

Hello,

In order to get a free PlayBook you need to submit a PlayBook app before 15 March this year.
I have read the vendor agreement and it says that you need to be over the age of majority.
My 18th birthday is in April this year.
Can I create a vendor account even if I'm almost 18?

I really want the PlayBook.

Developer
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Z10 and Z30
My Carrier: Play and Plus

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

You can create account for your parents if you want to be legal and upload app to their account.

New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

Thank you. My father has his own company (a company not related to app developing).

But if my father creates an account for me, will there be any risks for my father and/or his company?

Developer
Posts: 213
Registered: ‎10-02-2010
My Device: Z10 and Z30
My Carrier: Play and Plus

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

The only thing he will need to do will be paying taxes for apps you will sell (I don't know from which country you are so I'm basing it on my country - Poland)

Highlighted
New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

I live in the Netherlands. Do you mean by taxes the income tax in my country?

New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

Does anyone know the answer?

I have also another question: does the name of my fathers company (the company name on the papers) need to be exactly the same as the vendor name in App World?
Developer
Posts: 6,541
Registered: ‎10-27-2010
My Device: HTC One, PlayBook, LE Z10, DE Q10
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

The paperwork submitted to BB should be very close to one another, but you can always change the name in the vendor portal.

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

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

Income generated by the application will be reported to your countries tax bureau for the company of register (your father's company).  Any draw or income you get will have to be reported as income to you by your father's company at what ever income rate your country defines.  The only other issue deals with liability.  Just make certain that your father's company has that protection and insurance to cover any liability issues that might deal with software sales and support.

New Contributor
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎01-28-2011
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Vendor account - almost over age of majority

Thank you for the helpful information.