Payment profiles (bank accounts)

Some features described on this page may not be available, as selling books on Google Play is limited to certain countries.
To find out more about requirements for getting paid, as well as the payment schedule and other details, read the article on your earnings.

Payment profiles let you specify how Google should pay you for Google Play sales revenue. When you assign a payment profile to a sales territory, payments for any sales in those countries will be made according to that profile's settings. You can use the same payment profile for multiple sales territories.

You can access your payment profiles by signing in to your account at play.google.com/books/publish/ and navigating to the Payment Centre.

To help protect your financial information, any changes to your payment profiles must be made within 15 minutes of signing in to your account. If you see the error message "Your credentials have expired. please log out and log back in again. Click here to sign out", please sign out and sign in again, even though you may be able to access other parts of your account.

Create a new payment profile

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre at play.google.com/books/publish/.
  2. Go to the Payment Centre.
  3. In the Payment Profiles section, click the Add a Payment Profile button.
  4. Enter a profile name. We suggest that you indicate the country and currency for this payment profile.
  5. Enter your business information, including your business name, contact name, address and phone number.
  6. Click the Submit button. Your payment profile will now be listed
  7. Follow the next set of instructions to associate a bank account with this payment profile.

Add a new bank account

  1. Navigate to the Edit payment profile screen if you're not already there: From the Payment Centre of the Partner Centre, click on Edit next to the payment profile.
  2. In the How you get paid box, click Add payment method.
  3. Enter your bank account information.
  4. Click the Save button.

Verify a bank account

We'll ask you to verify ownership of any bank account you add to your account, unless the bank account is in a country where Google makes deposits via bank transfer.

  1. After you add a new bank account, Google will make a small deposit within two working days. (Your bank may take up to three additional days to register the transaction.)
  2. Review your online bank statement or contact your bank to locate the deposit, which will be labelled as GOOGLE DEPOSIT or something similar.
  3. In the Payment Centre of your account, edit the payment profile with the bank account that you wish to verify.
  4. Navigate to the How you get paid box and verify your bank account by entering the deposit amount.

If you locate the test deposit but have trouble confirming the amount in your account, please contact us. If you fail to receive the test deposit, check the list of potential reasons.

If you sell any books before you verify your bank account, your account will accrue the amount owed to you until you can receive payments.

Edit bank account information

You can't directly edit a bank account number. If you'd like to change your bank account information, edit the payment profile and add a new bank account with the updated details. Make sure to set it as the primary payment method.

You'll need to verify the new bank account unless it's in a country where Google makes deposits via bank transfer.

Optionally, you can remove the details for the old bank account.

Remove a bank account

To remove a bank account from a payment profile, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre at play.google.com/books/publish/.
  2. Go to the Payment Centre.
  3. Click Edit next to the payment profile with the bank account that you wish to remove.
  4. Navigate to the How you get paid box and remove the bank account.

Multiple bank accounts

If you want payments to be made to more than one bank account, set up additional payment profiles. Only one bank account can be active for each payment profile, but if you have multiple sales territories, you can associate a different payment profile with each sales territory.

Submit tax information

If you sell books in US dollars, you'll need to provide tax information for each payment profile which receives revenue from transactions made in US dollars. Otherwise, payments for that profile will be held by Google. You can submit tax information by editing a payment profile and going to the "Payee Profile". Get more information.

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