publishing your first game

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Post » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:22 pm

Hello do anyone know when getting ready to publish your first game do u really have to register a DBA Name form a LLC or INC is all that really necessary when you just a sole proprietor working alone.
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Post » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:53 pm

No. I'm assuming you're US based.

You do not need a DBA or LLC to conduct business. Taxes are tracked two ways, either through your EID or SSN. You only need an EID if you are employing people (and still do not need one if only contracting workers).

A DBA only gives you the legal right to operate under that name. IE, make a bank account called "my game company"
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Post » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:13 pm

Oh even though the games that I sell will be under a different name and not my legal real name and yes im.US Based from Illinois
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Post » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:55 pm

Yeah it's fine. Just make sure you do your taxes if you make money.
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Post » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:36 pm

Okay i just dont want nobody sueing me saying I took they company name or anything etc .
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Post » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:43 am

I'm still waiting for the fruit orchard industry to sue apple.
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Post » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:11 am

Oh what happen there
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Post » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:55 am

that didnt really help about having a dba name as it still hard to know what company name can you use in google play or app store etc etc
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Post » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:45 pm

@lilvee1989 Sole Proprietor is ok, but it's almost always wise to have an LLC though. I set one up in Washington State for about $300. Each state varies in cost but having the shield of an LLC for the worst case scenario of a lawsuit is a good idea. Talk to a tax or legal guy or do some research online to the benefits.
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