Getting Paid For iOS Apps

If you want to get paid for your apps, there’s some “paperwork” you must fill out.  It’s pretty boring and it will vary a lot from country to country but, seriously, if you want to get money from your apps you’ll have to endure it.

On the iTunes Connect Dashboard click Agreements, Tax and Banking:

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First time in, you’ll have to electronically sign one contract for paid applications that covers all terms of payment.

Click Request:

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Phone lawyer (told you you should get a retainer), yada, yada, yada. If you want to, you can click View Pricing Matrix. Now click checkbox then, click Submit:

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Contact Information

It’s time to set up your contact information. Click the first Set Up button, under Contact Info:

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Click Add New Contact:

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Add yourself as a new contact. Since no one is looking, give yourself a nice title, like CEO or President. Click Save when done:

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Assuming, as in part 1, that you are an individual developer and have no employees, you can give yourself all the roles. Change every drop down menu and click Done:

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Bank Information

Now under Bank Info click Set Up:

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Again, since this is your first time here, you’ll have to first click Add Bank Account:

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Choose the appropriate Bank Country. If you choose anything other than United States, be aware that the steps from now on may be different. Click Next:

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Your bank’s ABA Routing number is located on your checks or statements, as indicated below in the orange box. Enter the correct ABA Routing Number, click Next:

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Now you have to look for your bank’s branch. Look for one in your city but don’t expect to find an exact match for your branch. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be exact. Click Next:

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Check the information (again, don’t worry if the address is not exact) and click “Next”:

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Now comes the important piece: your account number. This is also found on your checks or statements, as indicated in the blue box below. Fill out all the details for your account and click Next:

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Confirm all the information, check the box indicating that it is correct, and click Save:

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Now you can select this new bank account and click Save:

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Tax Information

We’re almost done. You’ll at least have to fill out the US tax forms. Under Tax Info click Set Up:

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You must complete the US form no matter whatever other forms you may also need to complete. Click Set Upunder U.S. Tax Forms:

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Fill out all the required information. Though the process should be straightforward for US citizens, you may have questions. Before coughing up money to speak to an accountant, make sure that your question can’t be answered in the W-9 instructions available for download from the upper-left corner of the page.

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Scroll down, fill everything out, and refer back to the W-9 instructions if you need to. Make sure everything is correct and click Submit:

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Notice that the Status field in the Contracts In Process panel now says “Processing” – Apple is verifying the information you provided. This may take an hour or so to be become active — you may even see a deposit in your account followed by a withdrawal of the same amount.

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Once all your contracts have been verified, the Contracts in Process panel will disappear, and you’re just left with the Contracts In Effect:

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Click Done to go back to the main iTunes Connect Dashboard.

Phew, thank goodness that’s done! The boring part is over.

Better still, if you did all that correctly, you can now get paid!

 

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