Why your account has a payment hold

Your AdSense payments may be held for any of the following reasons:

  • You haven't submitted your tax information

    Depending on the country of your payment address, Google may require you to provide certain tax information. Check the "Payments > Settings" page in your AdSense account for more details.

  • You haven't set up a form of payment

    When your earnings reach the payment method selection threshold, you can set up your form of payment.

  • You haven't verified your address

    All publishers are mailed a personal identification number (PIN) when their earnings reach the verification threshold. You must enter your PIN to verify your address before you can receive payments.

  • You have a compliance hold on your account

    Our payments team need you to provide certain information to confirm your identity, before your payment can be made. Learn more about whether or not you have a compliance hold.

  • You haven't removed your self-hold

    If you chose to pause your AdSense payments, you need to remove your self-hold to begin receiving them again.

  • Your account is currently under review for compliance with our Program policies

    All accounts are monitored for policy compliance and invalid activity. At times, while your account is under investigation, your payments will be temporarily placed on hold. You do not need to contact us about this hold; the hold will be automatically removed at the end of the investigation if your account is policy compliant and your traffic is valid.

Note: You may also see payment holds for some less common payment-related issues. Any time your payments are on hold, an alert appears on your Payments page. Click the link in the alert to see the steps you need to take to remove the hold and become eligible for payment.

Receiving your next payment

Provided the payment hold is removed from your account by the 20th, you'll be issued a payment in the current monthly payment cycle. If a payment has been issued, you'll see an "Automatic payment" line item on your Payments page to show your payment is in progress.

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