Apple fiscal calendar year and payment dates

Stay in sync with Apple’s financial calendar and keep track of crucial payout dates

David Barnard
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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.

Keep track of these dates using our Google Calendars: Fiscal calendar, Payment dates.

Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2024

Fiscal MonthPayment DateStart/End Dates
October 2023December 7, 2023October 1, 2023 – November 4, 2023
November 2023January 4, 2024November 5, 2023 – December 2, 2023
December 2023February 1, 2024December 3, 2023 – December 30, 2023
January 2024March 7, 2024December 31, 2023 – February 3, 2024
February 2024April 4, 2024February 4, 2024 – March 2, 2024
March 2024May 2, 2024March 3, 2024 – March 30, 2024
April 2024June 6, 2024March 31, 2024 – May 4, 2024
May 2024July 4, 2024May 5, 2024 – June 1, 2024
June 2024August 1, 2024June 2, 2024 – June 29, 2024
July 2024September 5, 2024June 30, 2024 – August 3, 2024
August 2024October 3, 2024August 4, 2024 – August 31, 2024
September 2024November 7, 2024September 1, 2024 – September 28, 2024
Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 2024
Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 2024

Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2023

Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 2023

Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2022

Apple’s Fiscal Calendar and Payment Dates 2022
Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 2022

Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2021

Apple's Payout Dates 2021
Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 2021

Apple’s fiscal calendar year 2020

Apple's 2020 Fiscal Calendar and Payment Dates
Apple Fiscal Year Calendar 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.

Further resources

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)

Ultimate guide to app store rejections

How to enrol in the App Store Small Business Program

Does Apple keep its commission after you refund a purchase?

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