Guidance for licensees completing annual liquor returns.
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The purpose of this lodgement guide is to provide guidance for licensees completing annual liquor returns.
In accordance with section 146 (1) and (2) of the Liquor Control Act 1988 (the Act), the Director of Liquor Licensing requires that an annual liquor sales return be completed by certain licensees and submitted to the department on or before 31 July.
The liquor return requires you to submit the total sales (litres and $) for the financial year for each sale that you have made to a WA liquor merchant (holders of their own liquor licences).
The liquor return is required to be lodged electronically via the department’s portal.
Please sign in to the online account held in the name of the licensee or create a new account if the licensee doesn’t already have one. Note: this account is not the one used to renew an approved managers card, unless the liquor licence is held
as an individual.
If you have created a new account please record your username and password for subsequent log in.
On the online portal data can be uploaded manually or via a spreadsheet saved in the CSV (comma separated value) format. Manual entered returns are only recommended when entering returns consisting of a few lines of date. Returns over 20 lines
of data should be completed via uploading a CSV file.
It is an offence to fail to lodge this return by 31 July (penalty $10,000) or to include in the return information that is false or misleading (penalty $10,000).
The licensee's account will be used to submit your return this year and in subsequent years. It can be used during the course of the reporting period to intermittently enter sales and save your progress or alternatively you can lodge the return in one transaction.
If you already have an account with the department sign in with your existing username and password and skip step 1.
First you must create an account. This account will be used to submit your applications, returns and change your address details.
Once your details have been entered and registered, you will not be required to register your details again. You can amend your details at anytime by logging into your account.
If you experience any issues with the account creation process please contact our department on 61 8 6551 4999.
For assistance with log in details (forgotten username or password) please contact the department on 61 8 6551 9999 or email@example.com
For assistance with your electronic return content please contact the department on 61 8 6551 4980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need assistance and are advised to send us your file. Please send it as an Excel spreadsheet. We will not be able to provide assistance if it arrives in any other format.
This information is designed to provide authoritative information regarding the subject matter covered, and with the understanding that the Director is not passing legal opinion or interpretation or other professional advice. The information is provided on the understanding that all persons undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy of its contents.
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