Set up Google Workspace billing

To verify your domain ownership, see Verify your domain for Google Workspace instead.If you added your billing information when signing up for Google Workspace, you can skip this page. Your paid subscription begins automatically when your trial ends.

To use Google Workspace beyond your free trial period, set up billing for your subscription and start making monthly automatic payments. Go to About your free Google Workspace trial.

 

Set up billing during your free trial

Free trials are not available for upgrades from G Suite legacy free edition.

  • You won't be charged until your trial is over.
  • Your service will continue uninterrupted after your free trial ends.
  • 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 Home page, at the top left, click Menu ""and thenBillingand thenSubscriptions.
  3. At the top, click Set Up Billing.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to set up billing.

Step 2: Choose your billing options

Click below for help with any billing option.

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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.

Payment 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 monthly. 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.

Annual Plan availability depends on your subscription and how you signed up for your service. For details, see Annual Plan.

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Account type (can't change later)

Specify whether your Google Workspace 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.

Select the Business account type. If your business address is in Ireland, 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 major credit cards in over 230 countries, 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 do I get an error when I try to enter my payment information?
Get troubleshooting steps for Billing error messages.
Can I switch billing plans later?

Annual/Fixed-Term to Flexible Plan

You can switch from the Annual/Fixed-Term to the Flexible Plan:

  • During your free trial
  • When it’s time to renew your subscription

Flexible to Annual/Fixed-Term Plan

You can’t switch directly from the Flexible to the Annual/Fixed-Term Plan. To make this change, contact a:

For details, see Switch billing plans.

When do automatic payments occur?
  • Google Workspace, Essentials, and Cloud Identity Premium—After your free trial ends and your paid subscription starts, we charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month. If your paid service starts in May, for example, we charge you at the beginning of June. After that, charges continue automatically at the beginning of each month.
  • Domain registration—We start charging your payment method at the time of purchase. If you set up your domain for automatic renewal, we renew your domain 7 days before the annual renewal date and charge your payment method at the beginning of the following month.

Learn more about how to understand your monthly costs.

How long until my bank account can be debited?

Before we can debit your new bank account, we need to verify that it’s yours. How long this takes depends on your location. If you’re in:

  • The U.K.—It takes about 2 days for us to verify your account. No action is required on your part.
  • The U.S. and Europe, outside the U.K.—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. See Verify bank account with test deposit.
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 we verify your account.
Can I pay in advance?
Yes. 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 or pay early.
How many users can I add, and how much will they cost?

For questions about adding users and the associated costs, go to the Google Workspace Setup FAQ.

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