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Apple’s Fiscal
Calendar and
Payment
Dates 2021

Apple App Store payment cycles are confusing to even experienced developers and companies. Be aware of when you’ll get paid for the App Store earnings.

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Be aware of when you’ll get paid for the App Store earnings

Apple App Store payment cycles are confusing to even experienced developers and companies.


This tool is for reference only, exact payment dates may vary!

Apple’s fiscal year consists of Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 quarters, each with one 35-day month and two 28-day months. The fiscal year starts in October, so Apple’s fiscal 2021 started with Q1 in October 2020. Sounds weird, right?

Apple usually pays 33 days after the end of each fiscal month (with rare exceptions). So roughly speaking, it’s 4 weeks + 5 days.





2021 Apple Payment Dates

Estimated payment dates in blue. Hover or tap to reveal its sales dates.



Q1 Sep 27 - Dec 26
October
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
November
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
December
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
Q2 Dec 27 - Mar 27
January
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
February
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
March
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
Q3 Mar 28 - Jun 26
April
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
May
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
June
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
Q4 Jun 27 - Sep 25
July
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
August
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
September
S
M
T
W
T
F
S

This calendar is an estimation because Apple doesn’t publish the official payout dates.



Apple will release the 2022 fiscal calendar in September of 2021. We will update the calendar once the next fiscal calendar arrives.