business level developer application problem

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by drewex, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. drewex macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2011
    Hello all, This probably came up here before but i couldnt find it.
    I've been dealing with apple approval process for 5 weeks now.

    I have a sole proprietorship in CA for 2 cities tustin and anaheim. They both give me business tax certificate which is the same thing as business license but apple doesnt accept it since they dont say business license. The state doesnt have any unique business license as much as i can find of.

    I also have seller permit from the california board of equalization but thats not accepted either because it doesnt say resellers permit.

    I just given up trying to do business and started as individual but i want to switch over to business so i can multiple programmers work on our projects.

    Has anyone got around this problem in CA? any suggestions would be great. Thanks,
  2. North Bronson macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2007
    San José
    A couple of years ago, Apple was more open to letting sole props open business developer accounts. I heard that it's tougher now.

    Your options? Incorporate. Start an LLC. Actually, if you plan on selling software on the store, selling them as a sole proprietor is pretty risky, especially when you consider the amount of software litigation we hear about today.
  3. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Apple now only accepts corporations into the iOS developer program as a company. DBAs, tax IDs, and business licenses aren't eligible. Only state incorporation papers. If your sole proprietorship doesn't incorporate, you can only enroll as an individual, and have your individual name on the account.
  4. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    I'm pretty sure Apple has never allowed DBAs to enroll.
  5. jiminaus macrumors 65816


    Dec 16, 2010
    What does Apple discriminate against database administrators (DBAs)? (I jest.)

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