Your Google ads AdSense payments may be held for any of the following common reasons:
- You haven’t submitted your tax information
Depending on the country of your payment address, Google may require you to provide certain tax information. Check the “Payments > Settings” page in your AdSense account for more details.
- You haven’t set up a form of payment
- You haven’t verified your address
All publishers are sent a personal identification number (PIN) by post when their earnings reach the verification threshold. You must enter your PIN to verify your address before you can receive payments.
- You have a compliance hold on your account
There are a few occasions when Google may contact you for personal information. One instance is when the AdSense payments team requires you to submit certain information in order to confirm your identity. When this happens, your AdSense account will have a temporary payment hold placed on it until you’ve confirmed this information.
- You haven’t removed your self-hold
If you chose to pause your Google AdSense payments, you need to remove your self-hold to begin receiving them again.
- If your form of payment is via Russia Post (Rapida – post)
If your account is on hold, then action is required to continue receiving payments by Russia Post due to updated restrictions. Due to new payments requirements introduced by LTD NCO “Rapida”, all AdSense publishers who have recently selected Rapida as a form of payment must enter a personalized Rapida Template ID in their AdSense account before November 15th, 2013, in order to continue receiving payments.
- Your account is currently under review for compliance with Google programme policies
All accounts are monitored for policy compliance and invalid activity. At times, while your account is under investigation, your payments will be temporarily placed on hold. You don’t need to contact Google about this hold; the hold will be automatically removed at the end of the investigation if your account is policy compliant and your traffic is valid.
You may also notice a payment hold for a variety of less common payment-related issues. Any time that your payments are on hold, an alert appears on your “Payments” page. Click on the link in the alert to see the steps that you need to take to remove the hold and become eligible for payment.
You’ll be issued a payment in the monthly payment cycle only if you don’t have a payment hold on your account. All payment holds must be removed by the 20th to be issued a payment at the end of the month.
If your payment has been issued this month, an ‘Automatic payment’ line item will be posted to your “Payments” page, indicating that your payment is in progress.