iPhone 3GS

iPhone 3GS

A few days ago I’ve contacted Apple’s finance department to get more precise information on how apps by foreign developers and related tax will be treated in the US App Store. Actually I was asking for german developers. Apple responded. And it seems not to be a problem at all “…since the App Store contracts are characterized as a ‘sales/commission’ agreement, as opposed to a ‘royalty’ agreement, there is no tax withholding for sales in the US App Store. …  , you are not required to obtain a new US Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN or EIN) if you do not already have one.” I could hardly believe this as the information given in iTunes Connect seems to point in another direction or maybe I simply misunderstood? So I asked further questions 2 times but the answer was the same. I hope it’s all true, no guarantees! So us happy german developer guys won’t have to care about TINs. Happy selling :-)

  1. Marek says:

    Do you know if the same situation is for Poland ?
    Could you give a mail address for an Apple Financial Dept, please?


  2. synapsemassage says:

    Sorry, I don’t know about Poland. I encourage you to write to Apple’s tax girls they respond very quickly. I will private email you about Apple tax department’s email.

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