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TIN match still failed after a month of try.

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Jan 26, 2013 9:36 AM



I am helping a friend of mine to sell his books on the iBook Store but when he tries to log on on he always get the same repply "TIN Match Failed".


We called the I.R.S, they found him and told us that his number was activated and on the database.

He obtained his E.I.N more than 4 weeks ago from the I.R.S now.


My friend his French, he didn't get the mail from the I.R.S as they told us that sometimes the I.R.S mails don't go overseas and we really feel stuck now.


Can anybody help ?


Does it makes a difference if we have an E.I.N or an I.T.I.N ?


My account works fine and I don't know if we missed a step somewhere.


Thank you,





iBook, iOS 6.0.2
  • MarkPlu Calculating status...
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    Feb 5, 2013 12:58 AM (in response to Rémybis)

    Same problem here. We have an EIN for about a month now, the IRS stated it could be used immediately. However, two attempts to apply with iTunes failed.

  • Hardijs Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
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    Feb 8, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to MarkPlu)

    me too - 3 times (once application and 2 retries.) - probably the first one was a day too early - though by all means the last 2 weekly retries should have had been after the 14 day database distribution window IRS is saying.


    Any idea if IRS has some strike or hollidays?

    Any idea how to check the ITIN/EIN? If one calls IRS then it may appear that everything is in order as they do have the data.


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