Google Adsense: How to Apply for the Program and Important Info on Paying Taxes?

How to Apply to the Google Adsense Program?

Applying for a Google Adsense account is quick and easy for any interested webmaster. Simply point your browser to www.google.com/adsense and click on apply. Click on the drop down arrow under account type and select whether you’re an individual or business. If you’re not sure which one to select, click on the question mark to the left. Next, select your country or territory.

Under site information, it asks for your primary URL. If you’ve your own site, list it here. If you’re using a blogging web site such as writingup.com or bloggingparty.com that URL goes here.

Select your sites primary language. Google adsense supports Chinese (simplified), Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.

Select the product you wish on your pages. Adsense for Content means you’ll have advertising targeted to the content on your pages. For example, if you write about flooring, you might have carpet ads on your page. Adsense for Search is for you to add a Google search box to your pages. To maximize your Google Adsense earnings, you’ll wish to have both.

After that, it’s just the regular contact information and you’re all set. You should receive an email in 2 or 3 days letting you know if your application is approved.

Do I Have to Pay Taxes on My Google Adsense Earnings?

Google Adsense is required to collect tax information from those who participate in the program. If you’re a business, you’ll require to put your EIN number on your application. If you’re an individual, all you’ll require is your social security number. If you don’t have that information when you at first sign up, you may still apply for the Google Adsense program. But be advised that Google Adsense will withhold payments to you until they receive your tax information.

While Google doesn’t withhold taxes or provide any tax advice, they’ll send you a 1099 once your profits reach a certain amount. Naturally, if you’re a Non-US business and have no activity in the United States, you’ll not require to provide this information. For more tax information regarding the Google Adsense program, visit the Google Adsense Support web site. For other tax-related queries or concerns, you may log onto www.irs.gov.