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Set up G Suite billing and payments

 
To use G Suite beyond your free trial period, set up billing for your subscription and start making monthly automatic payments.

Set up billing early during your free trial. You won't be charged until your trial is over, and your service will continue uninterrupted after your trial ends. If you decide not to use G Suite after all, you can cancel your subscription during your trial without making any payments.

Step 1: Start billing setup​

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Billing.
  3. Click Set up billing.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up G Suite billing. See below for details.

Step 2: Choose your billing options

Click below for help with any billing option.

G Suite edition

If you signed up for G Suite Enterprise, you won’t see the option to choose your G Suite edition.

Decide which version of G Suite you want to use:

  • G Suite Business—Includes unlimited storage and Google Vault for everyone in your organization, plus additional Drive administration, auditing, and reporting feature. G Suite Business costs 10 USD (or equivalent in supported local currency) per user per month. Learn more.
  • G Suite Basic—Offers professional email, shared calendars, online document editing and storage, video meetings, and much more. G Suite Basic costs 5 USD (or equivalent in supported local currency) per user per month. Learn more.
Billing country and currency (can't change later)

For available currencies and payment methods, see Payment options in my country.

The country and currency you choose determine what payment methods you can use to pay for your subscription. 

Important: You can't change the billing country or currency you choose here after you complete and exit billing setup. 

Flexible payment plan

With the Flexible Plan, you’re billed monthly for each user account. You can add and remove users at any time and pay only for accounts used that month. You can cancel service at any time to stop all payments.

Learn more about the Flexible Plan.

Billing plan

Flexible Plan—You’re billed monthly for each user account. You can add and remove users at any time and pay only for accounts used that month. You can cancel service at any time to stop all payments. Learn more about the Flexible Plan.

Annual Plan:—You commit to paying for the number of licenses you need, and you're billed at a monthly discounted rate. You can purchase more licenses at any time. However, you can't reduce licenses and lower your monthly payments until it's time to renew your annual contract. Learn more about the Annual Plan.

The Annual Plan isn’t available if you purchased business email powered by G Suite Basic through your personal Gmail account, or if you signed up for G Suite Business online.

Billing account type (can't change later)

Specify whether your G Suite service is for individual or business use.

Important: Choose carefully: You can’t change your Business or Individual setting after you complete and exit billing setup.

Tax status

If you select the Business account option, you have the business tax status by default.

If you select the Individual account option, select your tax status: registered or unregistered. A registered tax status means that you have a value-added tax (VAT) ID number that you want to enter. If you don’t have a VAT ID, or you don’t want to enter it, select the unregistered tax status.

For both the Business and Registered individual options, entering your VAT ID ensures that Google charges you the correct tax for your services. If you don’t enter a VAT ID, your account charges might increase.

Learn more about taxes in Taiwan.

Tax status

If you select the Business account option, select your tax status. All business accounts can enter a Goods & Services Tax identification number (GSTIN) or other tax information.

If you select the Individual account option, select your tax status: registered or unregistered. A registered tax status means that you have a GSTIN that you want to enter. If you don’t have a GSTIN, or you don’t want to enter it, select the unregistered tax status.

For both the Business and Registered individual options, entering your tax information ensures that Google charges you the correct tax for your services. If you don’t enter your tax information, your account charges might increase.

Learn more about taxes in India.

If you select the Business account option, you can enter a valid value-added tax (VAT) ID. This will prevent you from incurring Irish VAT charges of 23%.

Learn more about taxes in the EU.

Payment method

Enter a payment method we can charge for your monthly payment. Google accepts international cards in over 230 countries from major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. Depending on your country and currency, we may also be able to withdraw payments directly from your bank account (also called direct debit).

For available currencies and payment methods, see Payment options in my country.

Questions?

Why am I getting an error message when I try to enter my payment information?
Get troubleshooting steps for billing error messages here.
Can I switch billing plans later?

Annual to Flexible Plan

You can switch from the Annual Plan to the Flexible Plan:

  • Any time during your free trial.
  • When it’s time to renew your subscription.

Flexible to Annual Plan

Annual Plan availability depends on your country, your G Suite subscription, and how you pay. For details, see Annual Plan.

You can switch from the Flexible Plan to the Annual Plan:

  • Any time during your free trial.
  • Any time after your trial expires.

For details, see Switch billing plans.

When do automatic payments occur?
  • G Suite—Once your free trial is over and your paid subscription begins, we begin charging your payment method at the beginning of the following month. If your paid service begins in May, for example, we charge you at the beginning of June. After that, automatic charges continue to occur at the beginning of each month.
  • Domain registration—We begin charging your payment method at the time of purchase. If your domain is set fo automatic renewal, we renew your domain 7 days prior to the annual renewal date and charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month.
I just added my bank account. How long until it can be debited?

Before we can debit your new bank account, we need to verify that it's really yours. How long this takes depends on your location:

  • If you're in the US, you must verify the account before we can begin payments. You can do this by making a test deposit. This process can take up to 10 days, but it often happens much sooner.
  • If you're in the UK, it takes about 2 days for us to verify your account. No action is required on your part.
  • If you're in Europe other than the UK, we can typically verify your account within an hour after you enter valid account information in your billing settings.
You can tell whether Google is still verifying your bank account if you see a Verification in progress or Mandate pending message on your Payments page. If you're setting up billing for the first time, your paid service won't begin until your account is verified.
Can I pay in advance?
Yes. If you want, you can pay ahead for your subscription instead of making monthly payments by adding credit to your account. For details, see Make a manual payment.
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