The freedom! dashboard updates once a month at the end of the month, so if you don't see a monthspayments showing up it hasn't been added to our dashboard yet. The reason for this is to guarantee we pay all of our partners all that they are owed!
We do not withhold any taxes!
Other networks may withhold 30% of your earnings due to USA tax laws, but Freedom! chose to incorporate in Hong Kong for its tax efficient laws.
Do not worry, we are not a sketchy Chinese company. Our CEO and founder, George Vanous, is a Canadian citizen and our staff is in North America, Europe and the Philippines. The primary reason we chose to incorporate in Hong Kong was so you can earn more.
This means we pay you 100% of everything you earn - nothing is withheld - and there are no tax forms to fill out. Simple.
Is this legal?
Yes, because Hong Kong law does not require us to submit tax forms on your behalf. USA law does require it, so companies incorporated in the USA may need to withhold 30% of your earnings and collect tax forms.
What about VAT?
Google Ireland does not pay you. Freedom! does, which is a Hong Kong company.
There is no VAT for a Hong Kong company to pay, so you can ignore that when you do your taxes in your country.
Note: Everyone who signs up to be part of a YouTube Network ends their relationship with Google Ireland in terms of payments. The YouTube Network becomes the source of your payments, not Google AdSense.
Also, we will support more payment methods than PayPal in the future, like cheque and direct deposit.