Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 19
My daughter will have a stand at a convention in Baltimore next month and I'm trying to find an option so she can accept credit card payments. I've tried Square and PayPal but they'll only allow facilities for people who have a US Social Security number, US address and a US bank account.Does anyone know of a facility that an Aussie can open and could use there?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 02 Apr 2017
Total posts 175
Square absolutely works in Australia with Australian bank accounts.
Member since 11 Oct 2014
Total posts 396
@dredgy - yep, an Australian reader & account will work with US cards.
@david69 - have a look at Square's Australian site - https://squareup.com/au/en
Member since 12 Jan 2016
Total posts 32
You will need to setup an Australian one - I have setup Paypal and it was not too hard. The reader works great, and the fee charged isn't too bad.
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 431
How do the US authorities look upon on these sort of transactions though.
I've contacted all the main providers. They all tell me that I can't use a reader purchased in Australia and I'd need to purchase one in USA. The problem is that I can't open an account with any of them in USA without having a US residential address, social security number and bank account.On the last post from Andrew, we had to arrange a temporary sales tax licence in Maryland and have 30 days post the event to remit 6% of the sales proceeds to them. I also wrote to ETSA and they said the standard permit was sufficient.
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