Payment profiles (bank accounts)

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 selected partners. While Google isn’t currently accepting new audiobook partners, this is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
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 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 payment profile.

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre at
  2. Go to the Payment Centre.
  3. In the 'Payment profiles' section, click Add a payment profile.
  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. Provide one or more Payments contacts to be notified of any errors with the bank account or other payment settings. The recipient will receive an email to confirm their address.
  7. Click Submit. Your payment profile will now be listed
  8. 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 Save.

Verify a bank account

We'll ask you to verify ownership of any bank account that 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 that you 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

Important: You can't remove the only verified bank account from your payments profile. To remove a bank account, first add and verify a new account. Then, set your new account as your primary account, and remove the old one.

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

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre at
  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.

Check payouts, payment receipts and withheld taxes

In the transactions section of your payment profile, you can find:

  • Payment dates and amounts
  • Unpaid earnings
  • Payment receipts that contain:
    • Payment date.
    • Billing ID, which is called the 'Payments profile ID' in your Payment Centre.
    • Payment method.
    • Payment number.
    • Payment amount.
  • The amount of Chapter 3 US tax withholding
  • Adjustments

To check payment information:

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre.
  2. Navigate to the Payment Centre.
  3. Next to the payment profile, click Edit and then View transactions.
  4. To get a payment receipt, click the automatic payment link.

Tip: If you’re a service provider, you may receive payments from multiple publishers in one bank account. You can match the payment numbers in payment receipts to your bank’s data.

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.

Payment and error notifications

To be notified about any errors with bank account setup or other payments settings, provide at least one payments contacts email address:

  1. Sign in to the Partner Centre at
  2. Go to the Payment Centre.
  3. Next to the payment profile, click Edit.
  4. Click Manage settings.
  5. Scroll to 'Payments contacts'.
  6. Contacts must verify their email address via an email that immediately arrives from

Contacts receive notifications from whenever an action is needed with a bank account or other payments settings. They also receive a simple notification whenever a payment is issued, which is usually once a month.

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