In an effort to keep security at Patreon a top priority, we now place a temporary hold on creator payouts if a variety of actions are performed on a creator's account.
First time withdrawals: Our team reviews withdrawals for all creators paying out their balance for the very first time. This means it will take up to 10 business days for your funds to reach your PayPal or bank account.
Once the review is completed, we’ll e-mail you to let you know 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 PST (pacific standard time.)
NOTE: If your payout is blocked at midnight on the 5th, your automatic payout will not process, so you will want to your funds.
As these are measures in place to ensure the security of payouts for creators, we will not be able to remove holds early.
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**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 see who is subject to form 1099-k, please review this Help Center article.