Find Out Your Cloud Billing Cycle

Overview

Invoiced billing

If you have invoiced billing, you'll generally receive one invoice each month. An invoice for a particular month should be available by the fifth business day of the following month.

Self-serve billing

If you have a self-serve billing account, your costs are charged automatically in one of two ways:

  • A regular monthly cycle (monthly billing)
  • When your account has accrued a certain amount of charges (threshold billing)

View your Cloud Billing cycle

To view your Cloud Billing cycle and find out when you will be billed:

  1. Sign in to the Google Cloud Console.

    SIGN IN TO Cloud Console

  2. Open the Cloud Console Navigation menu , and then select Billing. If you have more than one Cloud Billing account, do one of the following:

    • To manage Cloud Billing for the current project, select Go to linked billing account.
    • To locate a different Cloud Billing account, select Manage billing accounts and then choose the account you want to manage.
  3. In the Billing Overview page, click the Payment overview tab.

  4. Find your billing cycle, along with your current outstanding balance and your last payment date and amount:

    • Invoicing (terms): This Cloud Billing account is an invoiced Cloud Billing account. An invoice for a particular month should be available by the fifth business day of the following month. The terms are displayed in parentheses, including the number of days you have to pay your invoice (for example, Net 30 days).
    • Monthly automatic payments: This Cloud Billing account has a monthly billing cycle and the linked payment instrument (such as a credit card or bank account) will be charged automatically on the second day of every month for charges accrued during the previous month.
    • Automatic payments: This Cloud Billing account has a threshold billing cycle and the linked payment instrument (such as a credit card or bank account) will be charged automatically when the costs accrued meet the threshold, or thirty days after your last bill, whichever comes first.

Threshold billing is described in more detail in the following section.

Find out what your spending threshold is

A Cloud Billing threshold is a level of spending that, when met, triggers a charge to your Cloud Billing account. The threshold starts at a set amount which is raised automatically if your costs reach that amount within 30 days. Otherwise, you are charged 30 days after your last bill. Fees are accrued in the period between charges.

Two charts displaying how threshold billing impacts a
         Cloud Billing cycle. The first reflects the threshold for
         accrued costs not being reached within the 30-day cycle, so the
         threshold value remains the same and billing is charged 30 days after
         your last bill. The second reflects the threshold value being exceeded
         before the end of the 30-day cycle, triggering an automatic charge to
         your Cloud Billing account, a new 30-day cycle to begin, and
         a possible increase to your threshold amount.

To find out what your spending threshold is:

  1. Sign in to the Google Cloud Console.

    SIGN IN TO Cloud Console

  2. Open the Cloud Console Navigation menu , and then select Billing. If you have more than one Cloud Billing account, do one of the following:

    • To manage Cloud Billing for the current project, select Go to linked billing account.
    • To locate a different Cloud Billing account, select Manage billing accounts and then choose the account you want to manage.
  3. To access details about your payments account, in the Billing navigation menu, click Payment settings.

  4. View the threshold amount in the Payments account card. For example, if your Cloud Billing threshold is $1000.00, you might see a message that says "You'll be charged when your balance reaches $1000.00 or 30 days after your last automatic payment, whichever comes first."

You won't be emailed or notified when your Cloud Billing threshold increases, but you can find your current threshold any time by going to your billing pages.