I learned yesterday that, if my game hobby nets more than 2/3 of an average income (I’m guessing average for my region), then I will need to get a business license.
Minimum wage is $8.25, and a lot of people around here make less than that because they live on tips. But let’s use it for “low average.” That means I need to net less than about $11,000 to avoid filing for a business license (which is $200/year).
That’s net, not gross. I suppose if I do really well in my Kickstarter, I’ll just have to offset the profits by paying my contributors more.
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