Apple fiscal calendar 2021 year and payout dates (pdf inside)

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Are you a newbie in the App Store who recently launched a new app with in-app purchases and now trying to figure out the Apple payment calendar?

No worries, we got you. After reading this blog post, you will be a pro at understanding what a fiscal year is and when is your estimated payment date.

For the purpose of easing financial reporting Apple uses a fiscal year calendar. To be more specific, the calendar has 4 quarters, each uses the 5-4-4 week method of managing accounting periods. This type of calendar groups the quarters of the fiscal year into one 5-week “month” and two 4-week “months”. It does seem a bit weird to use this kind of calendar, but it has a major advantage when it comes to starting and ending the month period: the end date of the period is always the same day of the week, which is useful for reviewing the company’s financial performance and planning future expenses.

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Apple’s fiscal calendar has these nuances:

  1. Apple’s fiscal calendar always starts with the last Sunday of September
  2. The week format is Sunday to Saturday (US calendar version)
  3. The calendar uses a 52-53-week fiscal year method where the last Saturday of the month is the end of the fiscal year (September for Apple)

Okay, now we understand what a fiscal calendar is. Next step is to know when your pay date is. Important note:

App Store always pays 33 days after the end of the fiscal month. So roughly speaking 4 weeks + 5 days or around 5 weeks.

The important payout dates for the year 2020-2021 are:

Disclaimer: our calendar is an estimation, as Apple has not yet published the official payout dates. We will update Qonversion’s calendar once the fiscal calendar is out.

  • You can also check all the future fiscal years through the iTunes connect payment calendar (App Store Connect sign in is required)
  • Or you can add the dates mentioned in our calendar to your Google Calendar!
  • Or save the PDF version of Qonversion’s calendar to be able to track when is your next payment (right here)

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