Alaska Statutes.
Title 4. Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 11. Licensing
Section 160. Wholesale Licenses.
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AS 04.11.160. Wholesale Licenses.

(a) A general wholesale license authorizes the holder to sell alcoholic beverages in the original package, and wine in bulk, in quantities of not less than five gallons. A holder of a general wholesale license may not sell to a person not licensed under this title, except as provided in AS 04.21.040 . A holder of a general wholesale license may not sell alcoholic beverages unless any stamps required to be affixed to the package by state or federal law are intact on the package. A wholesaler must obtain a general wholesale license for each distributing point. The biennial general wholesale license fee is $2,000, payable at the time of making an original application or an application for renewal. In addition, the following annual fees shall be paid by a holder of a general wholesale license:

 Total Business Transacted During Calendar Year              Annual    

                                                              Fee      

over $100,000 and not over $150,000  .....................  $   500    

over $150,000 and not over $200,000  .....................  $ 1,000    

over $200,000 and not over $250,000  .....................  $ 1,500    

over $250,000 and not over $300,000  .....................  $ 2,000    

over $300,000 and not over $350,000  .....................  $ 2,500    

over $350,000 and not over $400,000  .....................  $ 3,000    

over $400,000 and not over $500,000  .....................  $ 4,000    

over $500,000 and not over $600,000  .....................  $ 5,000    

over $600,000 and not over $700,000  .....................  $ 6,000    

over $700,000 and not over $800,000  .....................  $ 7,000    

over $800,000 and not over $1,000,000  ...................  $ 9,000    

over $1,000,000  .........................................  $10,000.   

(b) A wholesale malt beverage and wine license authorizes the holder to sell malt beverages and wine in the original packages in quantities of not less than five gallons. The holder of a wholesale malt beverage and wine license may not sell to a person not licensed under this title except as provided in AS 04.21.040 . The biennial wholesale malt beverage and wine license fee is $400, payable at the time of making an original application or application for renewal. In addition, the following annual fees shall be paid by a holder of a wholesale malt beverage and wine license:

 Total Business Transacted During Calendar Year            Annual      

                                                             Fee       

over $20,000 and not over $50,000  .....................  $   300      

over $50,000 and not over $100,000  ....................  $ 1,000      

over $100,000 and not over $150,000  ...................  $ 1,500      

over $150,000 and not over $200,000  ...................  $ 2,000      

over $200,000 and not over $400,000  ...................  $ 4,000      

over $400,000 and not over $600,000  ...................  $ 6,000      

over $600,000 and not over $800,000  ...................  $ 8,000      

over $800,000  .........................................  $10,000.     

(c) No later than February 28 of each year, the licensee shall file with the board an affidavit showing the total business transacted during the preceding calendar year under the license and the location of the licensed premises at which the business was transacted. At the time of filing the affidavit, the licensee shall pay the additional annual fees accrued under (a) and (b) of this section during the preceding calendar year.

(d) Failure to file an affidavit under (c) of this section or the expiration of a license under AS 04.11.540 does not relieve a licensee from paying the prescribed fees.

(e) A person who applies for issuance or renewal of a license under this section shall file, on forms provided by the board, the following information regarding each product line of alcoholic beverages that the person intends to purchase, offer for sale, or sell: (1) the supplier of the product line; (2) the full and correct brand names in the product line; (3) the name of the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer of the product line; and (4) a certification by the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer of the product line that the person is the primary source of supply for the product line. In addition to the fees imposed under (a) and (b) of this section, a person filing under this subsection shall pay a biennial filing fee as follows:

  1 to 25 suppliers                                       $  500       

  26 to 50 suppliers                                      $1,000       

  51 to 75 suppliers                                      $1,500       

  over 75 suppliers                                       $2,000       

In this subsection, "distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer" includes an exclusive agent of the distiller, brewer, vintner, or importer if the agent's name appears on the label of the brand approved by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

(f) A person licensed under this section shall notify the board within 10 days of a change in a primary source of supply designation required under (e) of this section.

(g) In this section, "total business transacted" means the total value of business transacted by the wholesale business, including the excise tax imposed by AS 43.60.010 .

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