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Importers

If you are an importer of excise goods in the UAE, there are specific declarations you are required to make based on your registration status and business activities. See some of the scenarios below to understand your reporting requirements.

 

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  • 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.

  • GETTING READY

    Excise Tax is currently applicable across the UAE on goods referred to as ‘excise goods’.

  • EXCISE TAX REGISTRATION

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

  • FILING RETURNS AND PAYMENT

    Once you have registered for Excise Tax, you are required to file your Excise Tax return by the 15th day following the end of each tax period.

  • DIGITAL TAX STAMPS

    The DTS is a newly introduced control scheme requiring tobacco manufacturers and stakeholders to comply with enhanced standards for the importation and trading of tobacco in the UAE.

  • WAREHOUSE KEEPERS AND DESIGNATED ZONES

    An Excise Tax user guide explaining how to register as a warehouse keeper and how to register a designated zone

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