1 Reply Latest reply: Jul 16, 2014 3:01 PM by lizburkinshaw
Jessefox98 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hello, I want to publish a book using iBooks Author.  I read in one of the forums that I need an ein for a paid books account. My question is; can I use my social security number instead of acquiring an ein? Thanks in advance!


MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • lizburkinshaw Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    UK residents DO NOT need an EIN - confirmed by the Apple Legal team. See below. Hope this helps everyone! All i needed was my IBAN...


    Dear Team,

     

    I'm not sure how, but when setting up my tax details on iTunes Connect i was faced with a page on which to enter my UK tax details. At the time i did not have an EIN, but now that i do i can't enter it. Please can this be entered onto my account for me?


    Liz


    Hi,

    You do not need an EIN. Your contract is in effect, and you are ready to upload and sell books.

    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

     

     

    Best regards,

    The iTunes Store Legal Team

    1 Infinite Loop, MS: 36-4ISM/ Cupertino, CA 95014, USA

    iBookStoreContracts@apple.com / Fax: 408-974-9105


     

    Thank you. I uploaded my first book three weeks ago and it still isn't in the stores. There is lots of confusing info on your discussion sites and even the itunes connect page says everyone must have an EIN for a paid books account. I wondered whether my first book is taking so long to publish because I had filled something in wrong?

     

    Thank you

    Liz

     

    Hi,

    Nothing is wrong, we just changed our policy!  So when you are an individual, NOT in the United States, you do not need an EIN.

     

    If you want to check up on the status of your book approval process, please email ibooks@apple.com.

     

    Please let me know if you have any further contract questions.

    Best regards,

    The iTunes Store Legal Team

    1 Infinite Loop, MS: 36-4ISM/ Cupertino, CA 95014, USA