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How long till EIN number is active?

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JoeScrivens Calculating status...
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Feb 16, 2012 5:20 AM

I got my EIN number last week and created an iBookstore account, but a week later I get an email that says

 

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When reviewing your iBookstore application we had an issue verifying your U.S. Tax ID and legal entity name with the records at the IRS. You can reenter your information here.

 

Note that if you recently registered for a U.S. Tax ID, it can take time for it to become part of the IRS database records even though it has been issued to you for use. We cannot validate your U.S. Tax ID information until it is in the IRS database records. "

 

 

Anyone know how long it takes from the person giving me the EIN number on the phone till it is in the IRS database records?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 16, 2012 7:56 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    Can be one to two weeks from anecdotal reports...

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 16, 2012 8:54 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    It's active in your case when Apple's systems can sniff it out. There is no way to tell that until Apple's process kicks over and you receive approval.

     

    Keep checking, but remember that hordes of others are doing the same thing... Be patient.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 16, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    Again, just because the govts. db is ready doesn't mean Apple has cycled that info into it's system - even if you know it's ready, that doesn't help you - you still have to check if Apple is ready with it for your needs. We have no way to pushing that particular part of the process.

     

    I know you are anxious, but as w/all Apple programs, patience is key, never make plans until an item is in the store. You assume once the process catches up your book will saildthru....that could be true or not. Pls. stop pounding on the system and be patient - work on your book's content to be sure it is as good as it can be or start another.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,215 points)
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    Feb 17, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    As long as you're not checking every 5 minutes, you're not pounding on the system

  • heySkippy Calculating status...
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    Mar 1, 2012 1:39 PM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    I got my number Feb 8 and today received the 2nd rejection from Apple. Resubmitted...

  • kamszot Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:55 PM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    I have the same problem. I got my EIN number 13th February and I am still waiting for verification.

     

    Firstly I thought that it was my mistake during the registration in IRS process, but I called on the Telephone Service and got answer that everything is all right.

     

    My 3 books are ready and only Apple is blocking me now.

  • kamszot Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:43 AM (in response to kamszot)

    And I have one question to you. If I am a sole proprietor the legal entity name should be 'Name Surname' or something another?

  • heySkippy Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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    Mar 8, 2012 2:06 PM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    My approval came yesterday. The problem was I used my entity name when I should have just used my name. Got iTunes Producer, working on my package now.

  • OisinOg Calculating status...
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    May 11, 2012 11:01 AM (in response to JoeScrivens)

    I have the same problem, only different - I was given an EIN by the IRS which has a hyphen in it, and the Apple form won't accept a number with a hyphen. I've had two back-and-forth conversations with the Apple help staff, who obviously do want to help, but also seem to wait something like 10 working days between each reply. All very odd.

    Meanwhile, I've got a letter back from the IRS confirming that my number is active.

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