We understand that you might have questions about payments. Below are answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.
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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 "Transactions" 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.
No, we aren't able to issue payments outside of our normal payment schedule for any reason.
If a form of payment is not shown in your "Add a payment method" page, then it's not 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.
The default view of your "Transactions" page shows the last three months of transactions in your account. To see your full transaction history, use the date range selector in the upper corner of the page.
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.
We do not offer tracking numbers for check deliveries.
You can find the sender address on your payment receipt. Learn more about receiving payments by Western Union.
You don’t need to verify your account using a test deposit. Learn more information about receiving payments by wire transfer.
No. Your bank (or branch) be must located in the same country as the address in your payments settings. If it's not located in the same country, your SWIFT code won't be accepted when entering your new form of payment details.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to change your payment currency.
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 Inside AdSense blog and AdSense Help forum where we'll announce these opportunities (note that the blog and forum aren't 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.
You only need to send us an invoice if you're a publisher registered for VAT purposes in Ireland. In this case, you should send your invoice by email to AdSenseVAT@google.com. Please don't send us a hardcopy invoice.
Yes, we provide a Payment Receipt for each of your payments. You can show Payment Receipts to your bank or tax administration as proof of payment from AdSense. To view a Payment Receipt, click Payments View transactions, then click the automatic payment link on your "Transactions" page.
If you need to show your contract with AdSense, you can print the AdSense Terms and Conditions. When you signed up for AdSense, you accepted the Terms and Conditions and this serves as the legal basis for the interactions between you (your business) and AdSense.
Note that we're unable to provide any printed, signed or stamped documents.