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Link a Google Play Developer account to your payments profile

Google Play developers need to set up a payments profile in the Google payments center to sell apps and in-app purchases. After you create a payments center profile, you can manage app sales, view sales reports, receive payments on those sales, and more in your Play Console. After you create a payments profile, it's automatically linked to your Play Console.

Note: If you have set up a payments profile or Merchant Center account previously, it's already linked to your Play Console.

To link your Play Console to a payments profile:

  1. Sign in to your Play Console.
  2. Click Reports Reports.
  3. On the left menu, click Financial reports.
  4. Select Set up a merchant account now.
  5. Type your business information.

You have now created a payments center profile and linked it to your Play Console. After you've set up your payments profile, you'll need to make sure your apps are sold using the proper tax for your location.

If you aren't located in any of the supported locations for merchants and don't own the required bank account for receiving payments, Google may not be able to pay for the sales in that account by any other means.

You can only link a Play Console and payments profile once. After they are linked, they can't be removed, changed, or updated. If you need to remove or update them, you'll need to sign up for a new developer account, pay another registration fee, and transfer any existing apps to your new payments profile.

Shana is a Google Play Console expert and author of this help page. Leave her feedback below about the page.

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