Steps to getting paid

Intro to AdSense payments

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

Please note that you must complete all steps that apply to you before we can 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. For more information, see how to submit your tax information to Google.

2. Confirm your payee name and address

Since Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), which are described below, are sent to the postal 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, you can follow these instructions to change your payee name or change your payment address.

3. Verify your identity (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, we might need to verify your identity using information like your name, address or date of birth. If you're required to do this, you typically won't be asked to verify your address until after you've successfully verified your identity.

4. Verify your address

When your earnings have reached the address verification threshold, we'll post a Personal Identification Number (PIN) 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. For more information about PINs, see the Address (PIN) verification overview.

5. Select your form of payment

When your earnings have reached the payment method selection threshold, you can select your form of payment. Depending on your payment address, there may be several forms of payment available to you, including Bank transfer, Bank transfer via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), wire transfer, cheques and Western Union Quick Cash. Learn how to set up your form of payment.

6. Meet the payment threshold

If your current balance has reached the payment threshold by the end of the month, a 21-day payment processing period begins. After the processing period has ended, we'll issue you a payment. Learn more about payment timelines.


For example, let's say that the payment threshold for your account is £100. If your current balance has reached £100 during January and you've completed all the steps above, then we will issue you a payment at the end of February.

If your current balance hasn’t yet reached the payment threshold, your finalised earnings will roll over to the following month and your balance will accrue until the threshold has been met.

Tracking your 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 page in your account. There's also important information included in your "Payment receipt", which is linked from the "Transactions" page.

The "Transactions" 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 has been issued, you'll see it listed as an "Automatic payment" link. Click the link to see the payment receipt (as well as the exchange rate used to calculate your local currency payment, if applicable).

If you have more questions about AdSense payments, try the Payments FAQs.
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