EXPLANING EXCISE

Getting Ready for Excise Tax

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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

Understanding your Excise Tax related obligations

To find out more, you may explore the links below

Do you import, produce, stockpile, or release excise goods from a designated zone?

Have you registered for Excise Tax?

Register your business now
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