The C.A.F.E. Levy has become an important part of our organization. The long and short of it is that concessioners who are not members of C.A.F.E. are obliged to pay a fee of $25 at participating fairs and exhibitions. The fairs and exhibitions then submit these funds to C.A.F.E. after their event. If your event is interested in participating, it’s as simple as emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
As part of each contract or license issued to your fairs exhibitors or concessionaire who are not CAFE members add a line where your fees are broken out called CAFE Levy and insert the $25 fee. This similar to how you would charge taxes or other fees.
Rent or Deposit. $900.00
Electrical Hookup $100.00
CAFE Levy $25.00
Total Due $1,150.00
At the end of your event tally up the CAFE Levy’s collected and send a cheque to CAFE. If you collect a levy on 100 contracts or licenses then you would remit $2,000 to CAFE. You do not need to collect or remit GST on the levy as it is included in the levy
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