Ask a Business Lawyer. Get Business Law Questions Answered ASAP.
Thanks for your reply. I'm looking for a fairly detailed / researched answer for this question, so I'll try to answer the information you have replied with.
My application is approved by Facebook, and operates within their policies and guidelines. The application is not gambling, it is a game where people buy virtual goods and virtual currency within the game (most applications run this way, eg. FarmVille, Mafia Wars and so on). So for simplicities sake, think of it as a website that users pay to use if they want.
I would like to know if I should create a company in the U.S., if so what state would be best? Or should I have a business/company in AUS. I'm also unsure if there are other options that I should be thinking about.
Thanks Dimitry. Do you have any advice in terms of tax implications? It would seem to me that if I have LLC I would pay tax through that company, then when I transfer money to Australia, I would also pay income tax here?
If that is the case, would there be any benefit to incorporating in US, and not just having a company here in AUS?
Thanks again for the quick response. If I could just ask a clarification of your last paragraph (and I know that you can't give specifics, but perhaps an example?)
Say for instance the application made $100,000 in the year with net profit of $80,000. I then pay my programming partner $25,000 as his share of profit. I am unsure about your comment about part of the tax paid to Nevada and remainder to AUS. How do I work out that? Would the intermediary control this? (I also assume that an intermediary is placed on a retainer and paid for work done?)