Starting up in the App Store in the UK...

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by PowerFullMac, Nov 12, 2008.

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    PowerFullMac

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    Do I need to buy a licence or anything, or do I just pay the first $100 (£50) fee and submit my apps?
     
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    Just pay the (currently) £59 and you can submit to any and all of the app stores worldwide. If you're selling apps then you'll have to make a note of it on your tax return at some point, but other than that you're set.
     
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    But I'm 14, so I actually dont.

    Cool, thanks!

    One thing though, what do you mean its currently £59, do you expect it to go up?
     
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    Cunning.

    The pound's lost a lot of value recently (http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=1+gbp+in+usd), so I guess Apple might up the price a bit to reflect it.
     
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    OK then, thanks! :)

    I read in another thread someone made $715 in two days! :eek:

    I'll certainly get the money back from my recent iPhone 3G purchase if my apps are good enough! :)
     
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    There is a bit more to it than that as you have to fill in a bunch of forms for Apple and also sort out some stuff to avoid Apple withholding another 30% of your income to pay US Taxes. Quite how this works for you if you don't pay UK taxes is an interesting point...

    Is there an age restriction on selling stuff through the app store? I don't know. It does assume you're legally able to sign stuff. If your 14 then I don't think you are.
     
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    PowerFullMac

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    Does anyone know for certain if there will be legal problems with me selling stuff in the App Store?
     
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    Well the agreement you must accept states:

    You could however have your parent accept the agreement and manage the relationship on your behalf. I've no idea how that would work from a tax point of view.
     
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    But what is the legal age to be able to agree to the terms in the UK, though?
     
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    Well if you sign it it won't be legally binding and would be effectively worthless. Regarding getting your parents to sign on your behalf, I'd contact a tax adviser or perhaps contact the HMRC directly and ask them.
     
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    Ok, I'll do that later, thanks! :)
     

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