Our commission

We charge a commission on all money we pay out to you. We keep this to a minimum and use it to run the company.  Our current commission rate is 10%. 

Tax implications of commission:

For tax purposes, commission is a deduction against the income you receive from us. If you’re subject to UK tax, you should claim it as a deduction against the income you report on your tax return. If you’re a self-employed individual, you would normally include these charges as an expense against your business income.

If you’re not in business, you should report the net figure (your income minus our commission) on your tax return.

If you’re not sure about any of this, you’ll need to contact your accountant or tax advisor. Because taxation is so complex, we’re not authorised to provide individual information or advice.

Other deductions

ALCS is a not for profit organisation and the commission we charge is used to run the company. We receive income from over 100 sources in the UK and across the world. The organisations that collect the income we pay our members also charge varying levels of commission on these payments before they are paid to us to cover their operational costs or they make cultural deductions that countries are obligated to charge.

If any members would like to know more about any specific source of income and the deductions charged before ALCS receives payment, please get in touch and we will endeavor to answer any questions you may have. Details of commission levels for both CLA and ERA can be found in our Annual Transparency Report.