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"Data reported in the AdSense reporting is "real time" estimated
reporting that can have about a 2 day delay. We provide real time
reporting to give publishers an idea of how much revenue is being accrued
but this data is unaudited and subject to change. Typically publishers can
expect to see some variation in data during this period, particularly
during the first two days of days revenue estimation.
At the end of the month we formally close our books and audit revenue and
log data. Checks went out on 7/21/03 for the month of June. We are working
on alternative payment methods for next quarter."
It looks that we could get our checks in the next several days. GO ADSENSE!
For example in HK you can put in up to six checks drawn off a US bank and be only charge HK$ 50 or alternatively you could just put one in and get charged the same amount. So if you do not receive cheques regulalry then it may be best to wait and clump them together - just don;t forget the validity!
What about the Tax ID? I did not think they could pay with out that (US based only) Has anyone really got a check?
Checks reportedly were cut or mailed out on July 21, so it may be a day or two before they start to show up.
They'll need to request taxpayer IDs from those who earn more than $600, but they don't have to do that before sending out checks. (I've been freelancing all of my adult life, and I've noticed that companies vary quite a bit in how quickly they request taxpayer ID numbers.)
They already request taxpayer ID numbers from Google Answers researchers who earn more than $600 a year, so I'm sure they'll just adapt their existing procedure to AdSense.
So no one in the US has been paid by google?
If the checks were cut or mailed on the 21st, it will likely be another day or two before anyone gets them.
And as per the Google AdSense TOS, you likely won't see anyone quoting dollar figures.
You also have to remember that the month of June only began late in the month (the 20th or 22nd I think?) so checks would be smaller anyways. And Google might have contacted publishers individually if their June checks were over $600.