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Gilbert B. Kohler

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Do you need a sales tax ID to sell on Kindle?
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:25 AM
 
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Do you need a sales tax ID to sell on Kindle or will your SS# work? Thanks for any info.
jtbigtoad

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Re: Do you need a sales tax ID to sell on Kindle?
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 11:39 AM   in response to: Gilbert B. Kohler in response to: Gilbert B. Kohler
 
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You are correct.

All you need is your Social Security number in order to establish a working relationship with Amazon.com.

You are not the seller, Amazon is. They are the ones that charge and handle sales tax.

Whenever they mail you those big bucks royalty checks, they total up the amounts and then reported to the IRS under your Social Security number. You were classified as "a Contract Employee"

Instead of a W-2 form from Amazon you will receive a 1099 – it's the same sort of thing you get from the bank when they pay you interest on your savings account (HAH! HAH!)

For authors who were not USA-based, they have to make other arrangements they get what is known as an ITIN or something like that – I let my account and publish the tax novels.

JT

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Steven G. Bynum

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Re: Do you need a sales tax ID to sell on Kindle?
Posted: Apr 27, 2013 1:25 PM   in response to: Gilbert B. Kohler in response to: Gilbert B. Kohler
 
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SS# is fine for a sole proprietorship.

http://smallbusiness.chron.com/tax-identification-number-vs-social-security-number-4459.html <- That site
explains it well.
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