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Why Is My Payout Less Than I Expected?

Fees: Patreon takes 5% after an additional 2-4% payment processing fees from Stripe and PayPal. Depending on how you payout your account balance, there will be a fee assessed on your payout. You can see a breakdown of these fees for each of your payouts in your dashboard.
 
Declined pledges: If some of your patrons' payments declined. You can access your Patron Manager via the drop-down and click into any paid post to see if any patron payments were declined.
 
Pledges to other creators: If you're a patron to other creators, we'll subtract your pledge from your creator payout. This prevents unnecessary additional fees, and your card or PayPal account will be billed less/not at all.
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