Billing Setup

A billing setup is an account-level link between a Google Ads account and a Payments account (also known as an invoice setup), which effectively determines who is billed for costs incurred by the billing setup's account budgets. Each Payments account corresponds to a single invoice.

About Payments accounts

Each BillingSetup identifies a Payments account that gets invoiced for costs incurred by its account budgets. This Payments account is associated with a Payments profile that is ultimately responsible for charges.

Billing setups contain both a payments_account field and a group of payments_account_info fields that identify the Payments account is in use, including the following:

If a Payments account is eligible for consolidated billing, then multiple Google Ads accounts can be grouped in the same invoice by setting their billing setups to use the same underlying Payments account.

Creating new billing setups

You can link new billing setups to existing Payments accounts or ones created at the same time.

Using an existing Payments account

To link with an existing Payments account, set payments_account to the resource ID of a valid Payments account. However, don't modify payments_account_info.

You can list available payment accounts with the PaymentsAccountService.ListPaymentsAccounts method. The PaymentsAccounts returned depend on the manager account you use for authentication.

For each PaymentsAccount, the ID of its paying manager is in the paying_manager_customer field.

Using a new Payments account

To link with a new Payments account, set the following fields in payments_account_info (don't set payments_account):

The example below shows how to create a new billing setup from an existing Payments profile ID. As indicated above, this will also create a new Payments account with the name My New Payments Account.

BillingSetup bsetup = BillingSetup.newBuilder()
    .setPaymentsAccountInfo(PaymentsAccountInfo.newBuilder()
        .setPaymentsAccountName(StringValue.of("My New Payments Account"))
        .setPaymentsProfileId(StringValue.of("1234-5678-9012"))
        .build())
    .setStartTimeType(TimeType.NOW)
    .build();

BillingSetupOperation op = BillingSetupOperation.newBuilder().setCreate(bsetup).build();

try (BillingSetupServiceClient billingSetupServiceClient = googleAdsClient
    .getBillingSetupServiceClient()) {

  MutateBillingSetupResponse response =
      billingSetupServiceClient.mutateBillingSetup(Long.toString(customerId), op);
}

If this is the first billing setup being added to a Google Ads account, this will effectively sign the customer up for billing using the referenced Payments profile.

Billing setup status

New BillingSetup instances are subject to approval before they go into effect. Until then, their status is in a PENDING state.

A BillingSetup can be in one of the following status:

Billing Setup Status Description
PENDING Pending approval.
APPROVED_HELD Approved but the corresponding first budget has not. This can only occur for billing setups configured for monthly invoicing.
APPROVED Setup was approved.
CANCELLED Setup was cancelled by the user prior to approval.

Retrieving an account's billing setup

Like most other entities in the Google Ads API, a BillingSetup is fetched by querying the GoogleAdsService.SearchStream using a Google Ads Query Language query that specifies which fields to return.

Java

private void runExample(GoogleAdsClient googleAdsClient, long customerId) {
  // Defines a GAQL query to retrieve all billing setup information.
  String searchQuery =
      "SELECT billing_setup.id, "
          + "  billing_setup.status, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name, "
          + "  billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id "
          + "FROM billing_setup";

  // Creates a request that will retrieve all billing setups using pages of the specified
  // page size.
  SearchGoogleAdsRequest request =
      SearchGoogleAdsRequest.newBuilder()
          .setCustomerId(String.valueOf(customerId))
          .setPageSize(PAGE_SIZE)
          .setQuery(searchQuery)
          .build();

  try (GoogleAdsServiceClient googleAdsServiceClient =
      googleAdsClient.getLatestVersion().createGoogleAdsServiceClient()) {
    // Issues the search request.
    SearchPagedResponse response = googleAdsServiceClient.search(request);

    // Iterates over all rows in all pages and prints the requested field values for the billing
    // setup in each row.
    for (GoogleAdsRow googleAdsRow : response.iterateAll()) {
      BillingSetup billingSetup = googleAdsRow.getBillingSetup();
      System.out.printf(
          "Billing setup with ID '%d', "
              + "status '%s', "
              + "payments_account '%s', "
              + "payments_account_id '%s', "
              + "payments_account_name '%s', "
              + "payments_profile_id '%s', "
              + "payments_profile_name '%s', "
              + "secondary_payments_profile_id '%s'.%n",
          billingSetup.getId().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getStatus(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccount().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccountInfo().getPaymentsAccountId().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccountInfo().getPaymentsAccountName().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccountInfo().getPaymentsProfileId().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccountInfo().getPaymentsProfileName().getValue(),
          billingSetup.getPaymentsAccountInfo().getSecondaryPaymentsProfileId().getValue());
    }
  }
}

C#

public void Run(GoogleAdsClient client, long customerId)
{
    // Get the GoogleAdsServiceClient.
    GoogleAdsServiceClient googleAdsService = client.GetService(
        Services.V5.GoogleAdsService);

    // Define a GAQL query to retrieve all billing setup information.
    string searchQuery = @"
        SELECT
            billing_setup.id,
            billing_setup.status,
            billing_setup.payments_account,
            billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id,
            billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name,
            billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id,
            billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name,
            billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id
        FROM billing_setup";

    // Creates a request that will retrieve all billing setups using pages of the specified
    // page size.
    SearchGoogleAdsRequest request = new SearchGoogleAdsRequest()
    {
        PageSize = PAGE_SIZE,
        Query = searchQuery,
        CustomerId = customerId.ToString()
    };

    try
    {
        PagedEnumerable<SearchGoogleAdsResponse, GoogleAdsRow> searchPagedResponse =
            googleAdsService.Search(request);

        foreach (SearchGoogleAdsResponse response in searchPagedResponse.AsRawResponses())
        {
            foreach (GoogleAdsRow googleAdsRow in response.Results)
            {
                BillingSetup billingSetup = googleAdsRow.BillingSetup;
                Console.WriteLine($"Billing setup with ID '{billingSetup.Id}'has status " +
                    $"status '{billingSetup.Status}'.");

                // A missing billing setup will have no payments account information.
                if (billingSetup.PaymentsAccount != null)
                {
                    Console.WriteLine(
                        $"\tPayments account: {billingSetup.PaymentsAccount}\n" +
                        "\tPayments account Id: " +
                        $"{billingSetup.PaymentsAccountInfo.PaymentsAccountId}\n" +
                        "\tPayments account name: " +
                        $"{billingSetup.PaymentsAccountInfo.PaymentsAccountName}\n" +
                        "\tPayments profile id: " +
                        $"{billingSetup.PaymentsAccountInfo.PaymentsProfileId}\n" +
                        "\tPayments profile name: " +
                        $"{billingSetup.PaymentsAccountInfo.PaymentsProfileName}\n" +
                        "\tSecondary payments profile id: " +
                        $"{billingSetup.PaymentsAccountInfo.SecondaryPaymentsProfileId}");
                }
                else
                {
                    Console.WriteLine("Payments account details missing or incomplete.");
                }
            }
        }
    }
    catch (GoogleAdsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Failure:");
        Console.WriteLine($"Message: {e.Message}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Failure: {e.Failure}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Request ID: {e.RequestId}");
        throw;
    }
}

PHP

public static function runExample(GoogleAdsClient $googleAdsClient, int $customerId)
{
    $googleAdsServiceClient = $googleAdsClient->getGoogleAdsServiceClient();
    // Creates a query that retrieves the billing setups.
    $query = 'SELECT billing_setup.id, '
    . '  billing_setup.status, '
    . '  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id, '
    . '  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name, '
    . '  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id, '
    . '  billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name, '
    . '  billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id '
    . 'FROM billing_setup';

    // Issues a search request by specifying page size.
    $response =
        $googleAdsServiceClient->search($customerId, $query, ['pageSize' => self::PAGE_SIZE]);

    // Iterates over all rows in all pages and prints the requested field values for
    // the billing setup in each row.
    foreach ($response->iterateAllElements() as $googleAdsRow) {
        /** @var GoogleAdsRow $googleAdsRow */
        $paymentAccountInfo = $googleAdsRow->getBillingSetup()->getPaymentsAccountInfo();
        if (is_null($paymentAccountInfo)) {
            printf(
                'Found the billing setup with ID %1$d, %3$s'
                . '  status \'%2$d\' with no payment account info. %3$s',
                $googleAdsRow->getBillingSetup()->getIdUnwrapped(),
                $googleAdsRow->getBillingSetup()->getStatus(),
                PHP_EOL
            );
            continue;
        }
        printf(
            'Found the billing setup with ID %1$d, %8$s'
            . '  status \'%2$s\', %8$s'
            . '  payments account ID \'%3$s\', %8$s'
            . '  payments account name \'%4$s\', %8$s'
            . '  payments profile ID \'%5$s\', %8$s'
            . '  payments profile name \'%6$s\', %8$s'
            . '  secondary payments profile ID \'%7$s\'.%8$s',
            $googleAdsRow->getBillingSetup()->getIdUnwrapped(),
            BillingSetupStatus::name($googleAdsRow->getBillingSetup()->getStatus()),
            $paymentAccountInfo->getPaymentsAccountIdUnwrapped(),
            $paymentAccountInfo->getPaymentsAccountNameUnwrapped(),
            $paymentAccountInfo->getPaymentsProfileIdUnwrapped(),
            $paymentAccountInfo->getPaymentsProfileNameUnwrapped(),
            $paymentAccountInfo->getSecondaryPaymentsProfileId()
                ? $paymentAccountInfo->getSecondaryPaymentsProfileIdUnwrapped()
                : 'None',
            PHP_EOL
        );
    }
}

Python

def main(client, customer_id):
    ga_service = client.get_service("GoogleAdsService", version="v5")

    query = """
        SELECT
          billing_setup.id,
          billing_setup.status,
          billing_setup.payments_account,
          billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id,
          billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name,
          billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id,
          billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name,
          billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id
        FROM billing_setup"""

    response = ga_service.search_stream(customer_id, query=query)

    try:
        # Use the enum type to determine the enum name from the value.
        billing_setup_status_enum = client.get_type(
            "BillingSetupStatusEnum", version="v5"
        ).BillingSetupStatus

        print("Found the following billing setup results:")
        for batch in response:
            for row in batch.results:
                billing_setup = row.billing_setup
                pai = billing_setup.payments_account_info
                if pai.secondary_payments_profile_id.value:
                    secondary_payments_profile_id = (
                        pai.secondary_payments_profile_id.value
                    )
                else:
                    secondary_payments_profile_id = "None"
                print(
                    f"Billing setup with ID {billing_setup.id.value}, "
                    f'status "{billing_setup_status_enum.Name(billing_setup.status)}", '
                    f'payments_account "{billing_setup.payments_account.value}" '
                    f"payments_account_id {pai.payments_account_id.value}, "
                    f'payments_account_name "{pai.payments_account_name.value}", '
                    f"payments_profile_id {pai.payments_profile_id.value}, "
                    f'payments_profile_name "{pai.payments_profile_name.value}", '
                    f"secondary_payments_profile_id {secondary_payments_profile_id}."
                )
    except GoogleAdsException as ex:
        print(
            f'Request with ID "{ex.request_id}" failed with status '
            f'"{ex.error.code().name}" and includes the following errors:'
        )
        for error in ex.failure.errors:
            print(f'\tError with message "{error.message}".')
            if error.location:
                for field_path_element in error.location.field_path_elements:
                    print(f"\t\tOn field: {field_path_element.field_name}")
        sys.exit(1)

Ruby

def get_billing_setup(customer_id)
  # GoogleAdsClient will read a config file from
  # ENV['HOME']/google_ads_config.rb when called without parameters
  client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new

  ga_service = client.service.google_ads

  search_query = <<~QUERY
    SELECT billing_setup.id,
      billing_setup.status,
      billing_setup.payments_account,
      billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id,
      billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name,
      billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id,
      billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name,
      billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id
    FROM billing_setup
  QUERY

  response = ga_service.search(
    customer_id: customer_id,
    query: search_query,
    page_size: PAGE_SIZE,
  )

  response.each do |row|
    billing_setup = row.billing_setup
    payments_account_info = billing_setup.payments_account_info

    puts sprintf('Billing setup with ID "%s", status "%s",'\
        ' payments_account "%s", payments_account_id "%s",'\
        ' payments_account_name "%s", payments_profile_id "%s",'\
        ' payments_profile_name "%s", secondary_payments_profile_id "%s"',
        billing_setup.id,
        billing_setup.status,
        billing_setup.payments_account,
        payments_account_info ? payments_account_info.payments_account_id : "N/A",
        payments_account_info ? payments_account_info.payments_account_name : "N/A",
        payments_account_info ? payments_account_info.payments_profile_id : "N/A",
        payments_account_info ? payments_account_info.payments_profile_name : "N/A",
        payments_account_info ? payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id : "N/A"
    )
  end
end

Perl

sub get_billing_setup {
  my ($api_client, $customer_id) = @_;

  # Create a query that retrieves the billing setups.
  my $search_query =
    "SELECT billing_setup.id, billing_setup.status, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_id, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_account_name, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_id, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account_info.payments_profile_name, " .
    "billing_setup.payments_account_info.secondary_payments_profile_id " .
    "FROM billing_setup";

  # Create a search Google Ads request that will retrieve the billing setups
  # using pages of the specified page size.
  my $search_request =
    Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V5::Services::GoogleAdsService::SearchGoogleAdsRequest
    ->new({
      customerId => $customer_id,
      query      => $search_query,
      pageSize   => PAGE_SIZE
    });

  # Get the GoogleAdsService.
  my $google_ads_service = $api_client->GoogleAdsService();

  my $iterator = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::Utils::SearchGoogleAdsIterator->new({
    service => $google_ads_service,
    request => $search_request
  });

  # Iterate over all rows in all pages and print the requested field values for
  # the billing setup in each row.
  while ($iterator->has_next) {
    my $google_ads_row = $iterator->next;

    my $billing_setup        = $google_ads_row->{billingSetup};
    my $payment_account_info = $billing_setup->{paymentsAccountInfo};

    if (!$payment_account_info) {
      printf "Found the billing setup with ID %d, status '%s' " .
        "with no payment account info.\n", $billing_setup->{id},
        $billing_setup->{status};
      next;
    }

    printf "Found the billing setup with ID %d, status '%s', " .
      "payments account '%s', " .
      "payments account ID '%s', payments account name '%s', " .
      "payments profile ID '%s', payments profile name '%s', " .
      "secondary payments profile ID '%s'.\n",

      $billing_setup->{id}, $billing_setup->{status},
      $billing_setup->{paymentsAccount},
      $payment_account_info->{paymentsAccountId},
      $payment_account_info->{paymentsAccountName},
      $payment_account_info->{paymentsProfileId},
      $payment_account_info->{paymentsProfileName},
      $payment_account_info->{secondaryPaymentsProfileId}
      ? $payment_account_info->{secondaryPaymentsProfileId}
      : "None";
  }

  return 1;
}

Once you obtain a reference to a BillingSetup, you can use it to create an AccountBudgetProposal as described in Account Budget.

Canceling a pending billing setup

A BillingSetup that has not yet taken effect can be canceled using the remove operation. Billing setups can be canceled only if their status are PENDING or if they are APPROVED to start some time in the future.

Java

private void runExample(GoogleAdsClient googleAdsClient, long customerId, long billingSetupId) {
  // Formats the customerId and billingSetupId into a resource name.
  String billingSetupResourceName = ResourceNames.billingSetup(customerId, billingSetupId);

  // Constructs an operation that will remove the billing setup.
  BillingSetupOperation operation =
      BillingSetupOperation.newBuilder().setRemove(billingSetupResourceName).build();

  try (BillingSetupServiceClient billingSetupServiceClient =
      googleAdsClient.getLatestVersion().createBillingSetupServiceClient()) {
    // Sends the operation in a mutate request.
    MutateBillingSetupResponse response =
        billingSetupServiceClient.mutateBillingSetup(String.valueOf(customerId), operation);

    System.out.printf(
        "Removed billing setup with resource name '%s'.%n",
        response.getResult().getResourceName());
  }
}

C#

public void Run(GoogleAdsClient client, long customerId, long billingSetupId)
{
    // Get the BillingSetupServiceClient.
    BillingSetupServiceClient billingSetupService = client.GetService(
        Services.V5.BillingSetupService);

    // Create the billing setup resource.
    String billingSetupResource = ResourceNames.BillingSetup(customerId, billingSetupId);

    // Construct an operation that will remove the billing setup.
    BillingSetupOperation operation = new BillingSetupOperation()
    {
        Remove = billingSetupResource
    };

    try
    {
        // Send the operation in a mutate request.
        MutateBillingSetupResponse response =
            billingSetupService.MutateBillingSetup(customerId.ToString(), operation);

        Console.WriteLine("Removed billing setup with resource name '{0}'.",
            response.Result.ResourceName);
    }
    catch (GoogleAdsException e)
    {
        Console.WriteLine("Failure:");
        Console.WriteLine($"Message: {e.Message}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Failure: {e.Failure}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Request ID: {e.RequestId}");
        throw;
    }
}

PHP

public static function runExample(
    GoogleAdsClient $googleAdsClient,
    int $customerId,
    int $billingSetupId
) {
    // Creates the resource name of a billing setup to remove.
    $billingSetupResourceName = ResourceNames::forBillingSetup($customerId, $billingSetupId);

    // Creates a billing setup operation.
    $billingSetupOperation = new BillingSetupOperation();
    $billingSetupOperation->setRemove($billingSetupResourceName);

    // Issues a mutate request to remove the billing setup.
    $billingSetupServiceClient = $googleAdsClient->getBillingSetupServiceClient();
    $response =
        $billingSetupServiceClient->mutateBillingSetup($customerId, $billingSetupOperation);

    /** @var BillingSetup $removedBillingSetup */
    $removedBillingSetup = $response->getResult();
    printf(
        "Removed billing setup with resource name '%s'%s",
        $removedBillingSetup->getResourceName(),
        PHP_EOL
    );
}

Python

def main(client, customer_id, billing_setup_id):
    billing_setup_service = client.get_service(
        "BillingSetupService", version="v5"
    )

    # Create billing setup operation.
    billing_setup_operation = client.get_type(
        "BillingSetupOperation", version="v5"
    )
    billing_setup_operation.remove = billing_setup_service.billing_setup_path(
        customer_id, billing_setup_id
    )

    # Remove the billing setup.
    try:
        billing_setup_response = billing_setup_service.mutate_billing_setup(
            customer_id, billing_setup_operation
        )
    except google.ads.google_ads.errors.GoogleAdsException as ex:
        print(
            'Request with ID "%s" failed with status "%s" and includes the '
            "following errors:" % (ex.request_id, ex.error.code().name)
        )
        for error in ex.failure.errors:
            print('\tError with message "%s".' % error.message)
            if error.location:
                for field_path_element in error.location.field_path_elements:
                    print("\t\tOn field: %s" % field_path_element.field_name)
        sys.exit(1)

    print(
        "Removed billing setup %s."
        % billing_setup_response.results[0].resource_name
    )

Ruby

def remove_billing_setup(customer_id, billing_setup_id)
  # GoogleAdsClient will read a config file from
  # ENV['HOME']/google_ads_config.rb when called without parameters
  client = Google::Ads::GoogleAds::GoogleAdsClient.new

  billing_setup_service = client.service.billing_setup

  resource =  client.path.billing_setup(customer_id, billing_setup_id)
  operation = client.operation.remove_resource.billing_setup(resource)

  response = billing_setup_service.mutate_billing_setup(
    customer_id: customer_id,
    operation: operation,
  )

  puts sprintf("Removed billing_setup %s", response.results.first.resource_name)
end

Perl

sub remove_billing_setup {
  my ($api_client, $customer_id, $billing_setup_id) = @_;

  # Create the resource name of a billing setup to remove.
  my $billing_setup_resource_name =
    Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V5::Utils::ResourceNames::billing_setup(
    $customer_id, $billing_setup_id);

  # Create a billing setup operation.
  my $billing_setup_operation =
    Google::Ads::GoogleAds::V5::Services::BillingSetupService::BillingSetupOperation
    ->new({
      remove => $billing_setup_resource_name
    });

  # Remove the billing setup.
  my $billing_setup_response = $api_client->BillingSetupService->mutate({
    customerId => $customer_id,
    operation  => $billing_setup_operation
  });

  printf "Removed billing setup with resource name: '%s'.\n",
    $billing_setup_response->{result}{resourceName};

  return 1;
}