Now I am on the other side of the fence. Except that I know fully well I am not suitable to run a game company since I know absolutely nothing about owning businesses.
I want to create a project on Kickstarter, but Kickstarter only allows American businesses. I live and work in Japan.
So I was reading this.
I then realized that I am actually American, and have both an American passport and driver’s license (2 forms of ID needed to make a bank account).
Actually this is the not the first time I have contemplated making my own company, so my questions here were bound to be asked sooner or later.
But now we have some context.
#1: There will be no staff.
#2: We won’t actually make anything.
#3: We will just exist for the sake of existing.
#4: I don’t even really need a building, floor, or room, but…
…doesn’t a company require an address?
My main question is about the address.
I am naively sure that all businesses must have a mailing address.
And then there is the other issue: taxes.
While I continue to live and work in Japan, to what things do I need to pay attention in regards my to company related to taxes and business/law in general?
I intend to “run” it from afar, but with the idea that there is nothing to really “run”.
I have family in certain parts of America but none in New York where my company needs to be established.
If I need a mailing address, does that not mean I need to rent space in some New York building and pay every month?
And what about monthly or yearly taxes? The company will produce no income so I would be paying just out my own salary at my current place of work in Japan.
Am I correct or mistaken? How so?
Feel free to throw in tidbits of information that I was too ignorant to request.
Edited by L. Spiro, 20 September 2012 - 07:03 AM.