Payouts fees


The sender pays payout fees at transaction time. Fees vary by sending country, are calculated as a percentage of each transaction, and are capped. Typically, the variable component is 2% and the domestic payments cap differs from the international payments cap. For detailed information about payout fees, see the PayPal Merchant Fees and How are fees for Payouts calculated and reported?.

The funding PayPal account for a payout request must hold the total payout amount plus any fees in the currency being sent. A payout item has these limits but the maximum total payout amount is unlimited:

Country Individual payout maximum Total payout maximum
U.S. $20,000.00 USD Unlimited
Other countries Up to $20,000.00 USD in your country's local currency Unlimited