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It is important to understand any potential obligations you or your business may have in respect of the UAE Excise Tax.

The FTA is committed to providing extensive support and guidance to assist you with your Excise Tax obligations. However, the responsibility lies with the business to make sure that any required compliance obligations are fulfilled.

The FTA has the power to conduct audits and impose penalties on those who are not compliant with their Excise Tax obligations.
Excise Tax is currently applicable across the UAE on goods referred to as ‘excise goods’ at the following rates:

- 50% for carbonated drinks
- 100% for tobacco products
- 100% for energy drinks

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