A WebmasterWorld thread reports that some Google AdSense publishers are being forced to pick a local currency, instead of using the U.S. dollar.
Three publishers claimed it happened yesterday, where they logged into AdSense and had to pick a local currency. Here are some of the messages in the forum thread:
I think it is not possible to skip it any more.
They should have waited untill march 31 or april 1 to let it synchronize with taxes cycles. For those of us living in the EU but not in Ireland, it makes necessary new taxes forms.
This obviously should not impact U.S. publishers and publishers who live in countries where Google cannot pay out in that local currency.
Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.