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Digital Tax Stamps Scheme for Tobacco Products

The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) is committed to implementing its strategy to combat tax evasion, protect consumers, and prevent the sale in of low-quality products that are harmful to public health and the environment. Therefore, the Authority launched the Digital Tax Stamp smart application (FTA DTS), which will initially be available for use on the Tobacco products which allows consumers to verify products that are marked with the Digital Tax Stamps.



  1. To enhance the detection and tracking of illicit tobacco products.
  2. It allows consumers to assist the Federal Tax Authority to curb the trade of these products.
  3. Ensure the consumers that the goods that they are purchasing are authorized and meet the set standards.


How to use the App?

  • 1

    If the item can’t be scanned, the user will need to enter the code manually.

  • 2

    When an item shows that it is not authentic or doesn’t have a stamp, the users need to provide further information.

  • 3

    The FTA will then investigate further and notify the concerned authorities in order to combat illicit tobacco products.

  • 4

    Users need to simply scan the Stamps to verify that they are valid by holding the item in front of the camera to authenticate.

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