Get paid

When you submit your sales report, the AGLC system compares your report to information about registered products and licensees. If the information doesn't match, AGLC will contact you to explain any errors and how to fix them.

Your sales report is due by 3 p.m. every Thursday. When the report is reviewed and approved, you will receive payment for your sales the Friday of the following week.

Payment process

To understand how the payment process works, you need to know the difference between the wholesale price and the invoice price.

  • The invoice price is the amount you will be paid for your product. This price should include all of your costs plus your profit.
  • The wholesale price is what other licensees (such as liquor stores, bars and restaurants) pay for your product; this is the invoice price plus recycling fee, excise duty (if applicable), provincial markup, GST and container deposit, all of which are collected by AGLC.

Selling to another licensee

As an Alberta small liquor manufacturer, when you sell to another licensee (such as a liquor store, bar or restaurant), you are not selling directly to the other licensee. Rather, you are selling to AGLC.

The payment process looks like this:

  1. The other licensee pays the wholesale price to AGLC directly
  2. You submit your weekly sales report
  3. AGLC will process your sales report and deduct the markup, GST, recycling fee and container deposit from the amount paid
  4. AGLC pays you the invoice price

Selling to yourself

If you have a Class A or D licence, you can buy your own products from your Class E licence. When you do so, you're not selling directly to your Class A or D licence. Rather, you're selling to AGLC.

AGLC treats the time of the sale as when the product is moved from the Class E licence to the Class A or D licence. This can happen physically, in your accounting books, or both.

The payment process looks like this:

  1. Your Class A or D licence pays the wholesale price directly to AGLC
  2. You submit your weekly sales report from your Class E licence
  3. AGLC will process your sales report and deduct the markup, GST, recycling fee and container deposit from the amount your Class A or D licence paid.
  4. AGLC pays your Class E licence the invoice price

Empty keg deposits

There are three ways for manufacturers to get their deposits back from their empty kegs:

  1. If you distribute through Connect Logistics Services (CLS), you can use CLS's Keg Deposit Program (KDP)
  2. If you self-distribute, you can use the AGLC invoicing process
  3. If you self-distribute, you can also manage a keg deposit program of your own

For more details about each option, see Refundable Empty Keg Deposits tip sheet.

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