Submit tax information for book sales on Google Play

Google Play partners can sell Ebooks in certain countries/regions. The features described here aren't available everywhere. At this time, selling audiobooks on Play is limited to select partners. While Google isn’t currently accepting new audiobook partners, this is subject to change. Please check back for updates. 

Important: Google may begin withholding US taxes on earnings you generate from sales in the US as early as June 2021. Submit your US tax information in the Partner Center as soon as possible. If your tax information isn’t provided by May 31, 2021, Google may be required to deduct up to 24% of your total earnings worldwide. If you’re a publisher in the US, you most likely have already submitted your tax information. Check your tax information in the Partner Center to be sure.

Submit tax information to Google

You must submit tax information for each payment profile that receives revenue from sales in US dollars. You may be asked to resubmit tax information every 3 years.

To complete the appropriate tax form:

  1. Sign in to the Partner Center.
  2. Click Payment Center.
  3. Click Edit to open a payment profile.
  4. Under "Settings," click Manage Settings.
  5. Under Payments profile, click Edit Edit next to United States tax information.
  6. Answer the questions to determine which tax form to submit.
  7. Follow the steps to submit the appropriate form. Ensure that your name matches your Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN).
  8. Repeat for each active Payment Profile.
  9. For each Payment Profile, add or update the Payments Contact information under “Settings.”
    • Future emails about tax matters, including refresh requests, are sent to the Payments Contact you provide here. Learn more about setting email preferences.
  10. To find the tax withholding rates that may apply to your payment, check the "United States tax info" section of your Payments profile.

Tip: Play Books and Google can’t provide advice on tax issues. Consult a tax professional to better understand your tax situation.

Edit your address

You’ll also be able to make any edits in case your individual or business circumstances change. If you've changed your address, make sure your updated permanent address is the same in both sections: "Permanent residence address" and "Legal address.” This will ensure that your year-end tax forms (for example 1099-MISC, 1099-K, 1042-S) are delivered to the correct location. If you’re in the US, you must resubmit your W-9 form with your updated legal address.

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