On March 28, 2023, the federal government announced a change in the Federal Excise Tax rate that comes into effect on April 1, 2023. These newly announced rates will be published on the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) website.
The new excise rates will be applied to new LCBO products and Private Orders (Specialty Services) starting Saturday, April 1, 2023. LCBO products that are continuously available, including wine, spirits, RTD and Vintages Essentials products will be re-priced with a retail effective date of Tuesday, April 11, 2023.
Products on Limited Time Offer (LTO) during period 1 will have the new excise rates applied on April 24, 2023, when the LTO program has ended.
Updated Pricing Calculators
Revised April 2023 pricing calculators for all products can be found on Doing Business with LCBO.
Quote submissions for the April 1 excise change received before March 24 have been posted and are in effect as of April 1. Quote submissions received after March 24 will be posted in accordance with the Schedule of Quote Increases.
Rebate submissions for the April 1 excise change were not processed and will be disregarded as they were submitted in response to the original communication about excise rates, which have since been changed (as of March 28).
Beer Price Change Schedule
No changes have been made to the previously communicated schedule.
- Monday, April 3 – Submissions for beer price changes due by 4pm for April 24 change.
- Monday, April 10 –No price change submissions will be accepted.
- Monday, April 17 – No beer price changes; submissions accepted for May 1 retail effective date.
- Monday, April 24 – New Excise tax rate and retail prices in effect. Regular submission and price change schedules resume.
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