This article will cover what happens after you choose to pay out your account balance and when you should expect to receive them. This also covers any payout locks or holds you may encounter after initiating a payout.
If you are a brand-new creator on Patreon, please note that there will be a five-day hold in place from the date of adding your first payout method, or from the date of receiving their first payment. This is applicable to charge upfront billing as well.
When you withdraw your balance on Patreon, it typically takes 1–3 business days to reach your PayPal or bank account. Please note that you can only pay out once every 24 hours. If you try to pay out again within this timeframe, a notification will let you know the exact time and date that you can next payout.
If you find there's a message stating that your transfer may take up to 10 business days, that is because our team is running a few checks on your account due to the volume you've processed. This is part of our effort to keep creators and patrons safe on our platform.
Once those checks are complete, you'll receive an email to let you know that your funds are on their way.
Account Updates: After your first successful payout on Patreon, you will encounter a 5-day payout hold if you do one of the following:
- Update or change your payout method
- Are a creator who is subject to receive a 1099-K without having filled out your W-9 form**
If you are under the 5-day payout hold, you’ll receive an email with more details, including the specific time that the payout lock will be released in Pacific Time (PT)
Payments made with Sofort Direct Deposit are reflected in your Creator account balance until funds are available for withdrawal – typically 7 days. Learn more about how Sofort Direct Debit works for patrons.
Note: If your payout is blocked at midnight on the 5th, your automatic payout will not process, so you will want to manually initiate payout on your funds.
As these are measures in place to ensure the security of payouts for creators, we will not be able to remove holds earlier.
Have other questions related to receiving payments on Patreon? You may find an answer here: Payout fees information and Payout fees (non-US creator) information
**Creators who are subject to receive a 1099-K will be required to submit form W-9. Once a creator is required to submit form W-9, all payouts will be locked until form W-9 is successfully submitted. To learn more about who is subject to form 1099-k, please review this Help centre article: Will I receive a 1099-K form?