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Excise Tax Advisory

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What is Excise Tax in UAE ?

Simply ,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.


In UAE, Excise Tax is currently applied on the following goods:

  • Tobacco and tobacco products
  • Liquids used in electronic smoking devices and tools
  • Electronic smoking devices and tools
  • Carbonated drinks (note that this excludes sparkling water)
  • Energy drinks
  • Sweetened drinks.


  • 50 per cent on carbonated drinks
  • 100 per cent on tobacco products
  • 100 per cent on energy drinks
  • 100 per cent on electronic smoking devices
  • 100 per cent on liquids used in such devices and tools
  • 50 per cent on any product with added sugar or other sweeteners.
A business in UAE needs to register for this tax if it is performing at least one of the following activities:
  1. If a business imports goods into the UAE.
  2.  If a business produces excise goods.
  3. If a business stockpiles in the UAE.
  4. If there is a release of excise goods from the designated zone.

How to Register

Visit the e-services in the FTA website and can register your business  or Consultants Like RVG can help you with all the services related to Excise Tax

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