The UAE government levies an indirect tax on commodities that are considered hazardous to human health or the environment. The primary goal of enacting an excise tax is to reduce the consumption of certain items, hence increasing government revenue that can be spent on the general population.
The Excise Tax Federal Decree-Law No. (7) of 2017 was the first to impose an excise tax on specified items in the UAE, with effect from October 1, 2017. Following Cabinet Decision No. 52 of 2019, a few more products were added to the scope of excise duty with effect from December 1, 2019. All taxable entities in the UAE are required to register for excise tax.
Excise tax registration is required in the UAE for the following groups;
When applying for Excise Tax in the UAE, you must provide certain information and papers.
The following information should be provided by an applicant when registering for Excise Tax:
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