Today I got help at Business First in Malta to fill in three very official documents. I have
- Applied for a trading licence,
- applied for a VAT number, and
- registered as self-employed.
It seems I’m soon pretty much in business 🙂
I registered as self-employed for now rather than as a company with shares. Later on, when necessary, I can register as company.
I also got to meet a VAT expert who was at Business First for the day, and she could clarify what it means formally, when one is likely to sell games and consultancies internationally. For example, there are ways to simplify how the VAT accounting works across the EU member states. There was a lot to take in, but everyone was super-nice, and I have both already scheduled a new meeting for when I come back from GDC, and I know exactly who to email with questions.
I updated my road-map accordingly: