The US IRS classifies certain business entities as "disregarded" for tax purposes: business income is considered personal to the owner. The IRS says this term applies only to single-owner LLCs (not partnerships, S-corps etc).
However, I've had a sole prop/DBA for many years that has its own identity, mailing address and EIN. I report on schedule C using this separate EIN. All invoicing, banking, advertising etc is done under the entity name. This is a close parallel to a single-owner LLC, but it isn't one -- it's been around longer than those.
I'm trying to set up a Kindle self-publishing arrangement with Amazon but in the 'tax interview' they seem to think this arrangement can't exist -- at least they don't have a slot for it. If I'm a DBA, they want to use my SSN, saying that sole props don't have separate EINs. And yet... I do, and I want to use it and the entity name and bank account.
Is there something I'm missing here? Is my DBA really a 'disregarded entity' even though it doesn't fit the IRS criteria?