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Excise Tax Registration
Page last updated:: Thursday, February 22, 2024
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  • Service Category

    From Government to Business, From Government to Government, From Government to People

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  • Obligation to Sign-up

    Applicable – Through the account previously created to register for Tax with the FTA

  • Categories of Customers

    All persons required to register for Excise Tax in the UAE

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Excise Tax Registration
  • Service Description
    Through this service, the FTA registers certain persons for Excise Tax to allow them to obtain a Tax Registration Number (TRN) and fulfill their obligations
  • Channels and working hours
    • EmaraTax platform:
    24 hours a day, 7 days a week
    • Federal tax Authority  Mobile Application
  • Service Fees Details
    Free of Charge
  • Estimated Time to Submit Application
    45 Minutes
  • Estimated Time to Complete Application by the FTA
    20 business days from the date the completed application was received
  • Required Documents and Forms
    Valid Trade License / Business License
    Passport / Emirates ID of the authorized signatory
    A copy of the legislation that establishes the entity in case the registration request was in relation to a federal / local government entity
    Proof of authorization for the authorized signatory 
    Official declaration, on the entity’s printed letterhead, signed and stamped by the authorized signatory, stating the entity’s activity in relation to goods subject to Excise Tax, in addition to the activity type (production, import, stockpiling) and the start date of the activity
    Bank letter validating the bank account details for the registrant
    Other related documents that may include Depending on the basis on which you are registering:
    Articles of Association/ Power of Attorney documents, applicable for all legal entity types except Natural Person-Individual
    Certificate of incorporation, applicable if you selected “Legal person – Incorporated”
    Partnership Agreement 
    Similar documents which show ownership information of the business 
    Club, charity or association registration documents and supporting evidence, applicable if you selected “Legal person – Club, Charity or Association” 
    A copy of the decree applicable if you selected “Legal person – Federal UAE Government Entity” or “Legal person – Emirate UAE Government Entity”
    Other relevant documents such as documents providing information about your organization, including its activities and size, applicable if you selected “Legal person – Other” 
    A scanned copy of the Emirates ID of the owner or a scanned copy of the passport of the owner(s)
  • Procedures and Steps
    1. Sign-up for an EmaraTax account through the FTA’s website and activate it
    2. Access the EmaraTax account dashboard
    3. Create New Taxable Person Profile
    4. Click on “View” to access the Taxable Person Account
    5. Click on “Register” under “Excise Tax”
    6. Complete the registration process
  • FAQs
    1. What is Excise Tax?

    Excise Tax is a form of indirect tax levied on specific goods. These goods are typically those that are harmful to human health or the environment

    2. When shall a person register for Excise Tax?

    Regardless of quantity, any person that conducts any of the following activities in the UAE shall register for Excise Tax:
    • Production of excise goods in the UAE in the course of doing business
    • Import of excise goods into the UAE
    • Release of excise goods from Excise Tax designated zone
    • Stockpiling excise goods in the UAE in the course of doing business
  • Terms & Conditions
    1. The person liable to register for Excise Tax shall for registration within 30 days as of the end of any month during which the person carries out or intends to carry out activities that give rise to an Excise Tax liability
    2. The FTA may except the person from registration if the Excise Tax due results from the import of excise goods or their release from an Excise Tax designated zone, and the person can demonstrate that it will not regularly import excise goods

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