The National Park Service (NPS) recognizes that the unfortunate circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic may result in difficulties completing and submitting Annual Financial Reports. The NPS is extending the due dates for all concessioner 2019 Annual Financial Reports due prior to July 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020 to assist NPS concessioners during this national emergency.
All concession contracts require concessioners to submit an annual financial report (AFR). There are two report formats:
- Long form (for larger concession contracts)
- Short form (for smaller concession contract)
Both versions include a statement of income, balance sheet, detail of gross receipts and operational statistics.
How Do I Submit an AFR?
Concessioners must submit AFRs electronically by downloading and completing the AFR forms in Microsoft Excel. After completing the forms and any other supporting documents such as financial audits or reviews, concessioners should email the completed form and all supporting documents to email@example.com.
Please send only:
- AFR forms
- CPA Opinion Letters
- Financial Notes
Related AFR questions
There is no guarantee that any other documents (i.e., Pesticide Use Logs, Franchise Fee payment information) received through this email will be forwarded to the appropriate contact.
Concessioners should include their concessioner ID or contract number in the subject line. They will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their submission.
Which Form Should I Use?
- Concessioners with gross receipts greater than $500,000 must use the AFR Long Form. (XLSX 984 KB). Your CPA should audit your AFR if your revenue is over $1,000,000 or review your AFR if your revenue is $500,000 - $1,000,000. Make sure you submit the Opinion Letter and Notes to the Financial Statements from your CPA with your AFR.
- Concessioners with gross receipts less than $500,000 may use the AFR Short Form. (XLSX 683 KB).
- The supplemental Short Form Fees Worksheet (XLSX 33 KB) is available to assist concessioners who use the Short Form and have deductions from gross receipts and/or have a tiered franchise fee.
- Concessions with special accounts (Schedule N & O) and/or utility add-ons (Schedule R) must complete Form 10-356B. (XLSX 656 KB).
If you need assistance regarding any of the above, please contact the concessions specialist at your park or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org..
Note on ASC Topic 853
For those concessioners that determine Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 853 for Service Concession Arrangements is applicable to their operation, the revised AFR Long Form addresses reporting changes.
Where Can I Find More Information?
Last updated: April 3, 2020