Steps to getting paid in AdSense

Wondering when your AdSense payment will arrive? Trying to figure out whether you’ll be paid this month or next month? This guide explains the AdSense payment process.

When you’ll get your first payment

Complete the steps below to get your account set for your first AdSense payment.

1. Provide your tax information (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, AdSense may be required to collect tax-related information. For more information, see how to submit your tax information to Google.

2. Confirm your personal information

Because Personal Identification Numbers (PINs), which are described below, are sent to the mailing address in your account, it’s important to confirm the accuracy of your payment address and payee name. If you need to correct any information, you can follow these instructions to change your payee name or change your payment address.

Verify your identity (not required in all locations)

Depending on your location, AdSense might need to verify your identity using information like your name, address, or date of birth. If you are required to do this, you typically won’t be asked to verify your address until after you’ve successfully verified your identity.

Verify your address

When your earnings reach the address verification threshold, AdSense will mail a PIN to the payee address in your AdSense account. You must enter this PIN into your AdSense account before AdSense can issue any payments. Your PIN will be sent by standard post and may take up to 2-3 weeks to arrive. For more information about PINs, see the Address (PIN) verification overview.

3. Select your form of payment

When your earnings reach the payment method selection threshold, you can select your form of payment. Depending on your payment address, there may be several forms of payment available to you, including Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT), EFT via Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), wire transfer, etc. Learn how to set up your form of payment.

4. Meet the payment threshold

If your current balance reaches the payment threshold by the end of the month, a 21 day payment processing period begins. After the processing period ends, AdSense will issue you a payment. Learn more about payment timelines.

Example

For example, let’s say the payment threshold for your account is $100. If your current balance reached $100 during January and you’ve completed all the steps above, then AdSense would issue you a payment at the end of February.

If your current balance hasn’t yet reached the payment threshold, your finalized earnings will roll over to the next month and your balance will accrue until the threshold is met.If you have more questions about AdSense payments, try the Payments FAQs.

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