Intro to AdSense payments

Wondering when your AdSense payment will arrive? Trying to figure out whether you'll be paid this month or next month? This guide explains our payment process.

Steps to getting paid

You must complete all the steps below before we'll issue your first AdSense payment.

1. Provide your tax information (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, we may be required to collect tax-related information. To provide tax information, visit the Payee profile page in your AdSense account. Click the edit link next to "Tax information". Our interface will guide you to the appropriate forms and requirements for your account.

2. Confirm payee name and address

Since Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), which we'll describe below, are sent to the mailing address in your account, it's important to confirm the accuracy of your payment address and payee name.

If you need to correct any information, follow the instructions in our Help Center.

3. Select your form of payment

When your earnings reach the payment method selection threshold, please select a form of payment and enter the form of payment details. Depending on your payment address, there may be several forms of payment available to you, including Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), wire transfer, checks, and Western Union Quick Cash. To select a form of payment, visit your Payment settings page.

4. Verify your address

When your earnings reach the address verification threshold, we'll mail a Personal Identification Number to the payee address in your AdSense account. You must enter this PIN into your AdSense account before we can issue any payments. Your PIN will be sent by standard post and may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive.

5. Meet the payment threshold

If your current balance reaches the payment threshold by the end of the month, a 21-day payment processing period begins. After the processing period ends, we'll issue a payment.

For example, say the payment threshold for your account US$100. If your current balance reached $100 during January and you completed the 5 steps above, we would issue a payment at the end of February.

If your current balance hasn’t yet reached the payment threshold, your finalized earnings will roll over to the next month and your balance will accrue until the threshold is met.

Payments are sent within approximately 30 days of the end of the month.

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Tracking earnings

You can see a daily summary of your estimated earnings on your Home page. For more details, you can track your estimated AdSense earnings on the Performance reports tab of your account. There's also important information included in the Payment receipt page, which is linked from the Payments history tab.

The Payments page tracks the status of previously issued payments, as well as monthly account calculations. You can see earnings credited to your account as well as any adjustments made as separate line items on this page. Once your payment is issued, you'll see it listed on this page as Automatic payment link. Click on the link to see the payment receipt (as well as the exchange rate used to calculate your local currency payment, if applicable).

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