Agreements, tax, and banking overview
To sell subscriptions on Apple Podcasts and receive payments from Apple, a Legal user with the authority to sign documents on behalf of your company must complete the Apple Podcasters Program agreement by submitting the required forms.
Your organization’s legal entity, tax, and banking information must be provided, as well as contact information for employees in your organization who can address legal, financial, or marketing issues that may arise. U.S. tax forms are required, and tax forms for additional countries may be required.
In Apple Podcasts Connect, verify the Action column in Agreements, Tax, and Banking to see if there’s any more information we need to complete your agreement. Keep in mind, you must complete these steps to receive payments directly from Apple.
Pen names or Doing Business As (DBAs)
When the legal user completes the Apple Podcasters Program agreement in Agreements, Tax, and Banking, the legal entity name must be used. The legal entity name displays in the Agreements, Tax, and Banking section of Apple Podcasts Connect and as the Seller Name on Apple Podcasts.
If you’d like to display a fictitious name or Doing Business As (DBA) name, first complete your contact, tax, and banking information in Agreements, Tax, and Banking. When you’re done, submit a request for a DBA/Pen name. You need to show proof of the desired name such as a DBA/fictitious business name certificate or license, or IRS tax document.
Upgrade your account
If you’ve been offering podcasts for free and want to add the option to sell subscriptions on Apple Podcasts, join the Apple Podcasters Program and complete the Apple Podcasters Program agreement in Agreements, Tax, and Banking.
Company name changes
If your company has restructured, changed its name, or merged with another company, contact our legal department to explain your situation and provide appropriate documentation.
Deactivate your account
When you terminate your account, you will no longer be able to submit or manage podcasts, manage your account, access sales or financial reports, receive Apple Podcasts news and announcements, distribute podcasts on Apple Podcasts, and more. Before terminating your account, download any sales, financial, or catalog reports from Apple Podcasts Connect for your own records and remove clearances for your shows.
To terminate your account, submit a request. Be sure you provide us with at least 30 days notice and note whether you intend to continue using your Apple ID on another account.
The Invoices tab in Agreements, Tax, and Banking displays monthly recipient-created tax invoices available for download in select countries or regions. Recipient-created tax invoices are not applicable in all countries or regions. If you do not see any invoices in this tab, you do not have any recipient-created tax invoices available for download in your country or region.