Latest News

CONNECT, NOW.
We understand the importance of availability, and we act on it.

New Excise Tax in UAE Starting December

27/10/2019

The UAE Ministry of Finance announced its decisions to expand the list of items which are harmful for consumption by imposing excise tax starting December 1, 2019.

The UAE Ministry of Finance announced its decisions to expand the list of items which are harmful for consumption by imposing excise tax starting December 1, 2019. In addition to taxes on tobacco products, energy drinks and soft drinks, excise tax has been imposed on e-cigarettes and beverages with added sugar.

This includes Cabinet Decision No. 52 of 2019 on excise goods, excise tax rates, the methods to calculate excise prices, amendment of Cabinet Resolution No. 38 of 2017 on excise goods, excise tax rates, the formula to calculate excise prices as well as Cabinet Decision No. 55 of 2019 on excise price of tobacco products.

These decisions are based on the UAE’s efforts to reduce harmful consumer practices by studying the negative effects of harmful consumption patterns; to fulfil the government’s goals of well-being for all members of society; and to achieve the third Sustainable Development Goals to ensure healthy lives for all at all ages.

You might also like...
Emiratisation Penalty upto AED 72,000/- Will Take Effect from 1 Jan 2023
Starting from 1 January 2023, private sector companies with 50 employees or more that have not raised Emiratisation targets by 2% of skilled jobs in 2022, will be fined according to the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MoHRE).
read More
FTA Sets Deadline 31 December 2022 to Apply for Re-determination of Administrative Penalties on Taxes
The UAE's Federal Tax Authority (FTA) urged eligible registered taxpayers to apply for the re-determination of administrative penalties on taxes prior to the 31 December 2023 deadline.
read More
Facilities for Small Projects Subject to Corporate Tax
The Ministry of Finance revealed its intention to offer facilities for small projects subject to corporate and business tax, noting that details of these facilities will be announced during the first half of next year.
read More
SEE ALL INSIGHTS
Thanks, got it!
Something went wrong, please try again.

Use our online calendar to set up your own appointment and connect to an elawyer for a consultation.