ALCS charges a commission on all money it pays out to its Members. This commission is kept to a minimum at all times and is used to run the company.
The current commission rate is 9.5%.
For tax purposes, commission is a deduction against the income that you have received from us and, if you are subject to UK tax, they should be claimed as a deduction against the income that you report on your tax return. If you are a self-employed individual these charges will be included, in the normal course of events, as an expense against your business income.
If you are not in business then the net figure should be reported on your Return.
If you are in any doubt about this you should contact your accountant or other advisor as appropriate. Due to the complex nature of taxation, ALCS is not authorised to provide individual information or advice.
ALCS collects money from a variety of sources both in the UK and overseas. These sources may be subject to deductions according to the terms of the relevant licensing scheme. Further details are available in the Members' area.
If you fill in a UK tax return it may be possible to reclaim some or all of this tax incurred usually by claiming the credit for the foreign tax against your UK tax bill. To do this you will need to contact the Inland Revenue.
If you live overseas and are exempt from UK tax you will need to ask HMRC to forward to ALCS a copy of your exemption certificate.
HMRC can be contacted at:
PAYE and Self Assessment
PO Box 1970
Liverpool L75 1WX
Phone: +44(0) 151 210 2222 (dialling from outside the UK)
Phone: 0845 070 0040 (dialling from within the UK)