Excise tax, introduced across the UAE in 2017, is a form of indirect tax levied on specific goods those are harmful to human health or the environment. Excise tax is currently applied on the following goods at applicable rate while carrying out specified activities:

  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Liquids used in electronic smoking devices and tools
  • Electronic smoking devices and tools
  • Carbonated drinks
  • Energy drinks
  • Sweetened drinks

Any business which imports, produces or stockpiles excise goods, or releases them from a designated zone in the UAE, should register for Excise Tax.

We at Evas International provide Excise Tax related compliance services to the producer, importer, and the warehouse keeper of excisable goods, including:

  • Assistance on submission of Excise declarations and filing of returns with the Federal Tax Authority
  • Excise tax Registration and de-registration of importers, producers and stock pilers of Excisable goods
  • Warehouse keeper and Designated zone registration and de-registration
  • Renewal of Designated zone registration
  • Assistance on Excise Tax audits conducted by FTA
  • Excise tax Health check – Historical return review
  • Filing of excise refund claim with the Federal Tax Authority
  • Excise tax clearing company registration (TINCE)
  • Performing stock count of excisable goods and issuance of report as per the request by the management

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