Annual Plan

Applies to G Suite and Cloud Identity Premium.

When you select the Annual Plan for your Google service, you commit to purchasing the service for a full year. You’re billed monthly for a portion of the annual commitment. For G Suite Basic, the standard billing rate is USD 72 per user per year (if you pay in U.S. dollars). Google sometimes offers country-based discount pricing for G Suite.

Note: The Annual Plan is recommended for organizations with a constant or growing workforce.

Availability

Annual Plan availability depends on your subscription and how you signed up for your service. The Annual Plan is not available if you sign up for business email powered by G Suite purchased through a personal Gmail account. See who can use the Annual Plan:

G Suite Enterprise

The Annual Plan is not available if you sign up for G Suite Enterprise directly online.

If you want G Suite Enterprise on the Annual Plan, contact a Google Sales representative or local reseller.

G Suite Business

The Annual Plan is not available if you sign up for G Suite Business directly online.

If you want G Suite Business on the Annual Plan, contact a Google Sales representative or local reseller.

G Suite Basic

The Annual Plan is not available if you sign up for G Suite Basic directly online.

If you want G Suite Basic on the Annual Plan, contact a Google Sales representative or local reseller.

Cloud Identity Premium

The Annual Plan is available to new customers through any sign-up method.

Customers who sign up for the Flexible Plan can switch to the Annual Plan at any time.

User licenses

When you purchase the Annual Plan, you commit to the number of licenses you need at that time. You can then add and remove user accounts as you wish, as long as you don’t exceed your number of purchased licenses. If you need more accounts than that, you can purchase more licenses. However, you can’t remove licenses and lower your monthly payments until it’s time to renew your annual contract.

You can’t transfer licenses between Google service accounts—for example, from one G Suite account to another.

How payments are calculated

You’re billed monthly for a portion of your annual commitment. 

User licenses you purchase after the initial commitment are prorated. For example, if you start with 7 G Suite Basic licenses and add 3 licenses to your order in the 4th month of your commitment, your bills (based on standard pricing) would look like this:

Months 1–3: Sign up with 7 licenses   Cost per month
7 licenses = (7 x USD 72 per license per year)/12 months = USD 42
Month 4: Purchase 3 licenses on 6th day of month   Cost per month
7 licenses = (7 x USD 72 per license per year)/12 months = USD 42
3 licenses prorated for 24 days = (3 x USD 72 per license per year)/12 months prorated for 24 days = USD 14.40
Total     = USD 56.40
Months 5–12       Cost per month
10 licenses = (10 x USD 72 per license per year)/12 months = USD 60

Note: You can pay for your full commitment in advance instead of making monthly payments by adding credit to your account. For details, see Make a manual payment.

Canceling your service

To cancel your subscription without penalty, you must wait until your annual contract is up.

If you cancel your subscription before the annual contract is over, you’re still responsible for the full value of the annual commitment. We’ll charge your account an amount equal to the remaining balance.
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