Annual Financial Reporting
All concession contracts require concessioners to submit an annual financial report, commonly referred to as the AFR. There are two report formats: a long form and a short form for smaller concession contracts. Both versions include a statement of income, balance sheet, detail of gross receipts and operational statistics. The submittal of AFRs by concessioners is an electronic process as outlined below.
Concessioners should start with a review of 10 Quick Steps to Completing and Submitting the AFR and the list of AFR Frequently Asked Questions. The two documents provide a wealth of information to get you on the right track for submitting your forms electronically.
Note 12/4/2013: Updates to the AFR submission process are currently in progress. The new process will be web-based and compatible with Mac. The existing Excel-based process will remain available to all users through 2014. Concessioners who plan to submit their AFR before January 1, 2014 should proceed using the existing process and the updated Excel forms below.
Please download and use the most updated forms posted on this site. Although they look the same, there have been minor technical changes- concessioners may not use prior forms to file 2012 AFRs. The updated electronic AFR Short Form should be used for all concessions with gross receipts less than $500,000. Contracts with gross receipts of $500,000 or greater must use the AFR Long Form (v5.0). The electronic AFR forms are not compatible with Mac computers. If you do not have access to a PC please contact your park to request permission to submit a paper copy of the AFR. The supplemental Short Form Fees Worksheet is available to assist concessioners who use the Short Form and have deductions from gross receipts and/or have a tiered franchise fee.
There is a User's Guide for those filing the AFR Short Form and another for those filing the AFR Long Form. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft Excel, see the Excel User's Guide for assistance. After reviewing the appropriate AFR User's Guide, please follow the link to the left to request a user account and then, after filling out the appropriate forms, submit them electronically.
Need assistance? Ask the concessions specialist at your park or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.