Excise tax was introduced across the UAE in 2017. Excise tax is a form of indirect tax levied on specific goods which are typically harmful to human health or the environment. These goods are referred to as “excise goods”. When considering whether a product is an excise good, the following definitions apply
Carbonated drinks include any aerated beverage except for unflavoured aerated water. Also considered to be carbonated drinks are any concentrations, powder, gel, or extracts intended to be made into an aerated beverage.
Energy drinks include any beverages which are marketed, or sold as an energy drink, and containing stimulant substances that provide mental and physical stimulation, which includes without limitation: caffeine, taurine, ginseng and guarana. This also includes any substance that has an identical or similar effect as the aforementioned substances. Also considered to be energy drinks are any concentrations, powder, gel or extracts intended to be made into an energy enhancing drink.
Tobacco and tobacco products include all items listed within Schedule 24 of the GCC Common Customs Tariff.From 1 December 2019, excise tax will be levied also on
According to Cabinet Decision No. 52 of 2019 on Excise Goods, Excise Tax Rates and the Methods of Calculating the Excise Price, the rate of excise tax is as follows
Under the UAE Federal Decree Law No. 7 of 2017 on Excise Tax, registering for excise tax is the responsibility of any business engaged in
You will need to provide several documents during registration to authenticate your information. The supporting documents required are
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
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. DTS delivers unique pack marking and encoding to allow product trace-ability from the point of manufacturing through to the final Emirate of distribution, and to support enforcement activity targeting the reduction in illicit tobacco trading. The DTS scheme will require manufacturers to apply specific high security control markers (stamps) and codes to all packs, with the principle aim of the DTS scheme beingIndustries required to register
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