In Beta: The new PayPal payment method is in beta phase and available only for a subset of researchers. If you are able to view the Bank Transfer payment method option, then the PayPal payment method will also be available. However, you must enable PayPal method.
You can continue to use the existing payments methods provided in setting up payment methods.
Enabling PayPal Payment Method
To enable the PayPal payment method:
In the Looking for PayPal? section, click the down arrow.
Click Enable PayPal payment method.
A pop-up message is displayed.
The PayPal payment method is enabled.
Adding PayPal Payment Method
In Payout Methods, click Add Payout Method.
The General Information section is displayed.
Select the required account type—Individual or Business.
If you have selected Individual, then provide your details and click Next.
If you have selected Business, then provide the details and click Next.
In Select Payout Method, click PayPal.
Provide the following information:
- Email address of your existing PayPal Account: Specify the email address that is linked to your PayPal account.
- Confirm the email address of your existing PayPal Account: Type the same email address.
Click Add and Activate to set it as the primary account. If you want to set it as the primary account at a later time, then click Add.
The Your payment preferences are set up message is displayed.
If you have not submitted your tax form, see submitting tax form.
If you do not submit the tax form, then you will not receive the payout.The **Payout Methods** page displays the added payment method. If you have clicked **Add and Activate**, then **Active** is displayed next to the payment method. ![paypal-added](/assets/images/researcher/new-paypal/paypal-added.png) If you have clicked **Add** and you want to set it as the primary payment method, see [setting primary payment method](/researchers/payments/setting-up-payment-methods/managing-payment-method#setting-primary-payment-method).