Depending on your location, Google may be required to collect tax-related information from you. If you do have to provide your tax information to Google, you can do so from your AdSense account. Not all publishers are required to provide tax information.
Note: Make sure you submit your tax information before the 20th to receive a payment in the same month.
How to submit your tax information
- Sign in to your AdSense account.
- Click Payments.
- Click Manage settings.
- Next to “United States tax info”, click edit .
- Click Update tax information.
- On this page, you’ll find a guide that will help you to select the appropriate form for your tax situation. All of the forms are available to submit online, and instructions for submitting any other forms offline are also provided.
Tip: If you’ve changed address, make sure your updated permanent address is the same in both sections: “Permanent residence address” and “Legal address”. This will ensure that your forms are delivered to the correct location. For US publishers, you must resubmit your W-9 form with your updated legal address.
Changing your name
The name in your payments profile is not linked to your tax forms. If your name changes, you’ll need to update your tax information in addition to your payments profile information.
If your payments are on hold because you’re required to enter tax information, and you provide your tax information after the 20th of the month, you won’t be eligible to receive a payment in that month’s payment cycle. If your tax information is provided after the 20th, your earnings will roll over to the following month and you’ll be issued a payment in the next payment cycle.
Tip: AdSense recommends that all publishers regularly verify the accuracy of their tax information. Google is not responsible for confirming or updating publisher tax information. For specific information regarding US tax requirements, visit the IRS website.