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Ok so not really a programming question... but it is very relevant for any non-US Apple Devs.


Basically, iTunesConnect lists my last payment as $248 NZ (I live in NZ, I signed the basic US tax contract that says I do not live in the US).

The payment I received in my bank account a while ago was $221. That's about a 10% difference, maybe because of some type of tax?

However, I was under the impression that I should not be getting taxed, and that it was up to me to declare and pay the tax in my own country.


So for any other non-US iOS devs - do you also see this 10% difference - if so, where does the 10% go to (NZ, US, or my bank?). If not, what am I doing wrong, and how should I be doing it?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks :)

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Uncle Sam, shame on you. –  sealz Aug 17 '11 at 12:18
I see it too in NZ with Kiwibank - Dumb! –  glenstorey Oct 5 '12 at 6:54
Funny when it gets migrated but still gets closed as off topic. –  Bo A Jan 13 '13 at 17:07

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Have you checked if your bank charges an "international fee"?

I know my bank does so I always gets about 60SEK (~ 10USD) less than iTunes connect specifies.

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Ah it appears that is the case, thanks. Anyone know of an NZ bank that doesn't do that? ..I'm probably dreaming though. –  Jordan Aug 17 '11 at 12:38
Canada here. I see this as well. See here: iphonedevsdk.com/forum/business-legal-app-store/… –  TheNextman Aug 17 '11 at 13:47

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