Apple fiscal calendar year and payment dates
Stay in sync with Apple’s financial calendar and keep track of crucial payout dates
Welcome to your go-to resource for Apple’s fiscal calendar and crucial payment dates.
You might have caught our annual updates before, but this time we’re taking it up a notch. We’ve collated all the essential information from previous years and the upcoming fiscal year 2024 into this single, comprehensive guide. Why sift through multiple pages when you can have all your answers in one place? Bookmark this page, and you’ll never be out of sync with Apple’s financial clockwork again.
Apple’s fiscal year is typically 364 days divided into four quarters (Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4), and each quarter typically includes one 35-day fiscal month and two 28-day fiscal months. But every five years or so, Apple adds an extra week to its fiscal year to keep it aligned with the 365-day calendar year (and 366-day leap year) — the last year like this was 2023.
Apple always pays 33 days after the end of the fiscal month (well, almost always*). This calendar color-codes those payment dates to make them easier to track.
*The November fiscal month sometimes gets paid early. I’m not quite sure if Apple does that to move revenue around to alter their quarterly financial results, or if it’s something less interesting.
Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2024
|Fiscal Month||Payment Date||Start/End Dates|
|October 2023||December 7, 2023||October 1, 2023 – November 4, 2023|
|November 2023||January 4, 2024||November 5, 2023 – December 2, 2023|
|December 2023||February 1, 2024||December 3, 2023 – December 30, 2023|
|January 2024||March 7, 2024||December 31, 2023 – February 3, 2024|
|February 2024||April 4, 2024||February 4, 2024 – March 2, 2024|
|March 2024||May 2, 2024||March 3, 2024 – March 30, 2024|
|April 2024||June 6, 2024||March 31, 2024 – May 4, 2024|
|May 2024||July 4, 2024||May 5, 2024 – June 1, 2024|
|June 2024||August 1, 2024||June 2, 2024 – June 29, 2024|
|July 2024||September 5, 2024||June 30, 2024 – August 3, 2024|
|August 2024||October 3, 2024||August 4, 2024 – August 31, 2024|
|September 2024||November 7, 2024||September 1, 2024 – September 28, 2024|
Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2023
Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2022
Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2021
Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2020
Frequently asked questions about Apple's fiscal calendar and Apple payments
1. What is Apple’s fiscal year?
A: Apple’s fiscal year typically runs for 364 days and is divided into four quarters. Each quarter consists of one 35-day fiscal month and two 28-day fiscal months.
2. How often does Apple pay app developers?
A: Apple generally pays developers 33 days after the end of a fiscal month.
3. Are Apple’s payment dates consistent?
A: While Apple usually pays 33 days after the end of the fiscal month, there have been exceptions, so it’s wise to be prepared for slight variations.
4. Where can I find official information about Apple’s fiscal calendar?
A: Apple keeps an up-to-date fiscal calendar, going back two years (App Store Connect sign-in required).
5. Why does Apple occasionally include an extra week in its fiscal year?
A: Apple adds an extra week to its fiscal year approximately every five years to maintain alignment with the standard calendar year. This ensures that over time, Apple’s fiscal year stays in sync with the calendar most of the world uses.
6. Are Apple’s fiscal calendar and payment dates the same worldwide?
A: Generally, yes, but local bank processing times can lead to slight variations in payment receipt dates.
7. Do Apple and Google pay on the same dates?
A: No, Apple and Google have different payout schedules for developers. Apple usually pays 33 days after the end of the fiscal month. Google, on the other hand, initiates payouts for Google Play developers on the 15th of each month for the previous month’s sales. For example, if your app had sales from May 1 to May 31, Google would initiate the payout on June 15. It’s also worth noting that Google doesn’t make merchant payouts on weekends or public holidays.
8. What requirements must be met to receive payments from Apple?
A: To receive payments for your app or in-app purchases, you must have a Paid Applications Agreement in effect, provide banking information in App Store Connect, exceed the minimum monthly payment threshold for each country or region you sell content in, and complete any monthly invoicing requirements based on your location.
We have more resources on app store payments and Apple-related guidelines you might like to check out:
Understanding app store payments and revenue reporting (plus a webinar on the same topic)