Registration for Excise Tax
Under the UAE Federal Decree-Law No. 7 of 2017 on Excise Tax, the Excise tax is the responsibility of any person engaged in:
• the import of excise goods into the UAE;
• the production of excise goods in the UAE;
• the release of excise goods from a designated zone in the UAE;
• the stockpiling of excise goods in the UAE in certain cases, where excise tax has not previously been paid on the goods in the UAE and stockpiling is undertaken for business purposes.
As described above, if you are liable for excise tax, then you must register with the FTA to file tax returns and pay excise tax. A failure to register within the specified period can result in fines and other difficulties. In addition, businesses should watch for further developments on Excise tax Standards and Procedures for implementing the Tax on products.
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