Payments FAQs

We understand that you might have questions about payments. Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions:

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Frequently asked questions about payments

When am I paid?

The AdSense payment cycle is monthly. As long as you’ve completed the five steps to get paid, we’ll issue a payment between the 21st and the 26th of the month. During this time, you’ll see a line item appear on your Payment history page indicating that your payment is in progress. Learn more about payment timelines.

For EFT or wire transfer payments, please allow 4-10 days to receive the funds in your bank account once the payment process has begun. You can also visit our EFT Troubleshooter for further guidance.

Can I get paid early?

No, we aren't able to issue payments outside of our normal payment schedule for any reason.


Is there an alternate form of payment available?

If a form of payment is not shown in your Payment settings, then it is not yet available in your country. We’re working hard to bring new and improved payments options to our publishers. We’ll send you a notification if a new form of payment becomes available for your country. You can also follow the AdSense community forum for payments updates.

My payment history is missing several payments. How can I view my full payment history?

The default view in your Payment history shows the last three months of transactions in your account. If your account was upgraded to our new payments system, you can view historical transactions by clicking See your previous payments at the bottom of your transaction summary.

To see your full transaction history, click the Date Range box on the upper right corner of your Payment history.

My EFT payment was sent to a closed bank account, what do I do?

If your form of payment is EFT and your payment was issued to a recently closed bank account, then the payment will be automatically returned in a few days and your earnings will be credited back to your account. If you have a new bank account verified in your account, then your returned payment will be re-issued in a few days. You can expect the entire process to take about a week.

When will I get a tracking number for my local courier check delivery?

We do not offer tracking numbers for check deliveries.

My check was sent to an old address. How can I get a new check?
Please follow these instructions to request a check reissue.

What is the sender address for Western Union payments?

You can find the sender address on your payment receipt. Learn more about receiving payments by Western Union.

Do I need to verify my bank account with a test deposit if I want to receive payments by wire transfer?

You don’t need to verify your account using a test deposit. Learn more information about receiving payments by wire transfer.

Will I be able to receive payments by wire transfer if my bank is located in a different country than the address in my payee profile?

No. Your bank (or branch) be must located in the same country as the address in your payee profile. If it's not located in the same country, your SWIFT code won't be accepted when entering your new form of payment details in your Payment settings.

Can I change my payment currency?

Unfortunately, it's not possible to change your payment currency.

Can I donate my AdSense revenue to charity?


Right now, we don't offer the option to donate your AdSense earnings directly to a charity from within your account. However, once you receive your AdSense payments you're free to use your earnings as you wish.

In some instances, Google may allow publishers to donate earnings, such as in the wake of natural disasters. If this interests you, please stay tuned to the AdSense Blog and help forum where we'll announce these opportunities (note: blog and forum not available in all languages).

As a friendly reminder, if you do choose to donate your earnings, we ask that you avoid placing text on your sites saying that all or some of the ad earnings will go to charity. Because this language can draw undue attention to the ads, and since we can't verify how the earnings are ultimately used, these statements are not permitted by our program policies.


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