Update 11th August: I’ve been paid! [insert happy dance]. It must have been an errant dash or something as everything has now gone through. Yah for me (and my bank balance). Thanks SW!!
Smashwords won’t pay me what they owe me. [insert frustrated sad face] Something about my TIN and name not matching, except that’s not the issue because the error code they have given me from the IRS is that the ‘TIN cannot [even] be found’.
Huh? I never had a problem before with SW paying me. And I definitely DO have an EIN. I have the IRS letter in my hot little hand right now. It’s the same one I’ve given to Amazon, Createspace and I’ve never had a problem. What do you mean it can’t be found? What gives SW?
According to the IRS website, the error code ‘TIN cannot be found’ usually occurs when there is an extra space or dash or something in the field which should only contain your nine digit number (and the dash I guess because that’s how it appears on my correspondence).
Confused yet? I know I am.
So I’ve re-entered the number in the field on the SW Account Payee page. Who knows if that will fix things. But between you and me, I’m not confident. Which means I won’t get my $700 in my Paypal account any time soon. [insert sadder face].
I don’t even know how to fix this problem. Is it something I’ve done? Something I didn’t do? Have the IRS broken up with me without telling me?
And even if I don’t get paid this quarter does that mean this issue is going to keep on and on and I’ll never get paid? Sigh. Amazon exclusivity is looking better every day …