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Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello,


Is it necessary to have a U.S. Tax ID to sell a book in ItunesStore if I live in Canada?


Xavier.


iPad (3rd generation) Wi-Fi, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Koloss Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)

    Hello Xavier

     

    In order to get a Paid Books account for iTunes Connect, which you will need to sell books on the iBook Store/iTunes Store, you have to get a U.S. Tax ID, doesn't matter where you live.

     

    Let me know if you have any questions on how to get a U.S. Tax ID.

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Koloss,


    Yes, I'd like to know how to obtain the application form for the U.S. Tax ID to sell a book on the iTunes Store?

     

    Thank you.

  • caseybooks Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Yes, I'd like to know how to obtain the application form for the U.S. Tax ID to sell a book on the iTunes Store?

     

    Caglistro,

     

    You can get the form when you apply for a paid books account. There is a link to the form on the seller info page.

     

    If you offer your book for free, then you don't need one.

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank's a lot Caseybooks

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Another question,


    What is the Tax ID number? I would have to pay taxes in the U.S.? Do I have to pay a feeto obtain this ID number?

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    How to sign up for a paid books account if you are not a US citizen:

     

    See this FAQ.

     

    You will need an EIN from the IRS/US Govt., which you can obtain over the phone. If you attempt to publish as a company with Apple, you will be expected to show proof. Scan the relevant documents and send to Apple per their instructions.

     

    Know that at this time, there are 32 stores are available for publishing/distribution, basically US, Canada, Australia, and most of Europe.

  • gioros Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    What is the Tax ID number? I would have to pay taxes in the U.S.? Do I have to pay a feeto obtain this ID number?

     

     

    A Tax ID number (EIN) is necessary to avoid double-taxation when you publish a "paid" eBook on the iTunes Store.

     

    Without an US Tax ID, the math would be the following:

    if your book sells for 10,00$, Apple will take 3,00$ and pay to you 7,00$ BUT, it will retain approx. 30% (2.10$) and pay the income tax in U.S.A. on your behalf, acting as a withholding agent.

    Then, on what is left (4.90$), you will have to pay local income tax in your Country.

     

    With a US Tax ID number, this matter is regulated on the base of a bi-lateral taxation treaty in force between U.S. and your Country, in order to avoid the double-taxation.

    In this case, Apple will pay to you 7,00$ (or possibly deduct approx. 5%, depending on the clauses of the specific treaty and the product cathegory). Therefore you pay only the local income tax in your Country.

     

    The costs involved for obtaining tha Tax ID number are relatively modest. Mainly, are local costs for the authentication of the required documents.

     

     


  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ok,

     

    thank you gioros.

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and another question:

     

    can I, as a self publisher, publishing a book in French?

    I read on forums that Apple does not difusait book in French if it was not an editor whoproposed.

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    There are many, many books in the store in French....in the France store, of course - you can choose countries/territories and France is supported.

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    and if I wish to distribute in all countries?

    Because Apple makes a verification of the contents of the book, and if it is in Frenchwhile my account is on the Canadian store that it may be a case of refusal? ...

    I know, I ask questions to the obvious answers ... but the ISBN is not the same if Imade ​​more book in English or French ...

     

    And I would difuser the same book in both languages ​​...

  • MichiHenning Level 4 Level 4 (1,350 points)

    Cagliostro wrote:

     

    and if I wish to distribute in all countries?

    Because Apple makes a verification of the contents of the book, and if it is in Frenchwhile my account is on the Canadian store that it may be a case of refusal? ...

    I know, I ask questions to the obvious answers ... but the ISBN is not the same if Imade ​​more book in English or French ...

     

    And I would difuser the same book in both languages ​​...

    I don't think there is a problem. You can publish a book in any language in any of the stores, as long as you correctly indicate the language in the metadata. (My book is written in English and available in all 32 stores.) I would use different ISBNs for the English and French version.

     

    Michi.

  • Cagliostro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks a lot all...

  • K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Cagliostro wrote:

     

    and if I wish to distribute in all countries?

    Put it on sale in as many countries as you wish from the available choices.

     

    Cagliostro wrote:

     

    and if it is in Frenchwhile my account is on the Canadian store that it may be a case of refusal? ...

    Anything is possible during the review process - I doubt your example carries risk, tho

    And I would difuser the same book in both languages ​​...

    Will you offer a series? Have you looked at the store for examples that may apply to what you have in mind for both long and short term?

     

    Again, I don't see an issue for your plan so far - good luck and let us know how it works out if you have time later, thanks.

     

    Ken

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