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US TAX ID - The Big Dilemma

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  • Kathrin76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 1:14 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    Thank you, I will go to start a business in Germany (Gewerbeanmeldung als Selbstverlag). Then I call the number you gave us.

    Wait maybe 30 minutes :-) or longer, I will see this night :-)

     

    Then I´ll tell here about my session.

     

    Thanks a lot, so far Kathrin (not Schmidt :-) )

  • Kathrin76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 1:35 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    Hi again,

     

    when you fax this Form SS4 you will wait 4 weeks (not days)

    (The processing timeframe for an EIN application received by mail is four weeks.)

     

    maybe thats why you didn´t get any answer after 4 days ;-) So you will get 2 EIN in 4 weeks.

    If my bid for the EIN will show no effet, can I have your second EIN?

    Just joking :-)

     

    Kathrin

  • buildyo23 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 2:23 AM (in response to Kathrin76)

    By mail means sending it in an envelope. By fax they say 4 days. I don't think that I will get a second EIN. I see now that I did fill in the form incompletely. They must have thrown it away. Therefore it's always better to call even with my Austrian accent . Good luck Kathrin!

     

    Message was edited by: buildyo23

  • Kathrin76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 3:39 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    By mail means sending it in an envelope. By fax they say 4 days. I don't think that I will get a second EIN.

    Ok, you are right!

     

     

    I see now that I did fill in the form incompletely. They must have thrown it away.

    Maybe I will fax it, was your mistake stupid or something I can also do wrong?

     

    Thank you for your help!

  • buildyo23 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 4:07 AM (in response to Kathrin76)

    On the SS-4 form under Type of entity I checked Other: Apple iBook Publisher

     

    I also didn't fill in the start of business date although I found an SS-4 sample form yesterday on a very informative amazon page. where it is also not filled in. It also looks like you don't need a company name. Maybe you try it using this amazon sample with just your name and don't forget your FAX number unless you want to wait 4 weeks.

     

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  • Kathrin76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2012 8:02 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    OK, now I filled in the form and faxed it (2 tries, because they were not online or overlined).

     

    I will wait 4 days, like in the form described and you said.

     

    Then I hope I´ll get my EIN :-)

     

    Thanks a lot

    Kathrin

  • ndebello-com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2012 9:30 AM (in response to tndom)

    To tndom:

     

    As you predicted, I got a message from the iBookstore Team saying that my EIN can't be verified.

     

    I am supposed to re-apply when my EIN would become part of permanent record.

     

    Nick

     

     


  • mfagundes Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 6, 2012 1:27 PM (in response to Radoslav)

    I'm work for a publishing company in Brazil and would like to start selling iBooks. Read all these posts and a lot in the IRS site. It seems to be a long, but not so complicated process (probably much simpler than in my country). One thing is not clear for me: after getting the EIN as a foreigner company, will I have to do file income tax returns, as we must do for Brazilian government?

  • buildyo23 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Radoslav)

    Warning. The IRS says only use one form for getting an EIN either use mail, fax or phone. If you apply by fax they say an answer will be faxed back to you within 4 days. Not true! Because there was no answer after 10 days I applied by phone and received an EIN.

     

    Today I received another EIN by mail - the answer to my former SS4 form fax. Now I have two and don't know what to do. I hope I can cancel one EIN by mailing the IRS and explaining the issue.

     

    Anyway I wanted to let you know stick to one form! I suggest calling because there's no uncertainity or wait. You'll get your EIN (almost) immediately.

     

    As mentioned before it takes two weeks until your EIN is in the IRS permanent records and Apple can verify it no matter how you apply for it.

  • jlc1978 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 6:36 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    buildyo23wrote: Today I received another EIN by mail - the answer to my former SS4 form fax. Now I have two and don't know what to do. I hope I can cancel one EIN by mailing the IRS and explaining the issue.

     

    I would call and ask what to do - that way you don't have problems down the road. My experience with the IRS is they can do many things over the phone and resolve issues quickly.

     

    mfagundes wrote: I'm work for a publishing company in Brazil and would like to start selling iBooks. Read all these posts and a lot in the IRS site. It seems to be a long, but not so complicated process (probably much simpler than in my country). One thing is not clear for me: after getting the EIN as a foreigner company, will I have to do file income tax returns, as we must do for Brazilian government?

     

    I would consult a tax expert who is familar with US and Brazilian tax laws. Anything we say here, or an answer you get from the IRS, may not be correct; and if you do something wrong you can wind up in a mess that is hard to fix easily.

  • astewart1960 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 7, 2012 8:13 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    I used the advice given by buildyo23.

     

    Excellent. Must be the best way to do this as I had been scratching my head for days trying to work it out.

     

    I completed the whole process from dialing the number to putting the phone down in 13miins and 40secs.

     

    I now have my EIN and will be selling books soon.

     

    Thanks buildyo23

     

    Andy

  • jamy.s Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 8, 2012 6:09 PM (in response to tndom)
  • buildyo23 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 12:24 AM (in response to jamy.s)

    We all saw that of course but just pointing to the IRS jungle and leaving us alone there as Apple does is not really helpful. I linked to an Amazon page above that does a much much better job in helping their authors how to actually fill in the required forms.

  • Toscanaccio Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2012 1:08 AM (in response to tndom)

    Hi! So since I'm Italian and I'm an individual without a company, I should ask for ITIN number. It's a complex procedure, I have to verify my Identity, maybe I have to fly abroad to an us embassy that can do it.

  • ndebello-com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 13, 2012 6:04 AM (in response to buildyo23)

    Hi everybody.

     

    Do you know how to check if your own EIN has become part of permanent record? Maybe tndom or buildyo23?

     

    I am supposed to re-apply to Apple, but I don't know WHEN.

     

    Thanks in advance!

     

    Nick

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