Excise Tax Registration Services in UAE

We help businesses to register excise tax by carrying out all the legalities, from submitting an application to the FTA, along with the required documents and information to help in filing tax returns and paying the applicable excise tax regularly  

Globalization has opened gates for businesses to carry their businesses internationally. The business transactions result in the import and export of goods and services during the process. Now, several types of taxes are levied on these goods. One such type is the excise tax. It is a tax levied on the import of limited goods that are harmful to human health. To avail of these services, an excise tax registration needs to be done as per the law and there is where the need for excise tax registration services in Dubai comes into place. 

Main Features of Excise Tax

The final consumers bear the excise tax but are collected earlier in the chain. The main features of excise tax are:

  • It is mainly levied on consumption goods
  • It is applied to special goods
  • It is levied either during the production stage or the import stage
  • Businesses collect it on behalf of the tax authority

Who Should Register for Excise Tax in Dubai?

Since excise duty relates to certain goods, businesses dealing with these goods should undergo the excise tax registration process, including producers, importers, stockpilers, and warehouse keepers of excise goods.

Methods of Charging Excise Tax

Excise tax can be charged via any of the following methods:

1. Specific Excise Tax 

Here, the tax is charged by quantity, irrespective of price or weight.

2. Ad-Valorem Excise Tax

Here, the tax is charged considering a specific product value percentage.

Documents Required for Excise Tax Registration in UAE

The documents required for excise tax registration are:

  • Trade license
  • Business activity-related information
  • Declaration
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Articles of Association
  • The custom number issued by the custom department
  • Passport of manager, owner, and senior management
  • Authorized signatory documents
  • Bank account details
  • Emirates ID
  • Partnership agreement

How Can JAXA Help You Register Excise Tax in UAE?

JAXA is a Dubai-based company that helps businesses to deal with accounting, taxation, and audit processes. Since its inception, it has been dealing with multiple clients worldwide and has been a helping hand in establishing its businesses. We have business experts who would help you gain your excise tax certificate to initiate your business regarding excise goods. To start your business journey, do contact us. We would be happy to assist you in the process.

What We Provide

  • We ensure that all the records are compliant with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • We are registered and approved auditors in major free zones in Dubai, making it easy to conduct audits in the free zone.
  • JAXA has over 15 years of experience and a knowledgeable team of 75+ employees.
  • Over a decade of quality service has made us one of Dubai’s most preferred auditing and accounting firms.
Avail best quality Auditing and Accounting services from JAXA

The expert will help to tackle business issues by following proper Accounting and Auditing guidelines will also assist you to scale up your business. JAXA also provides various other services such as Tax Services, Payroll Services, Cash flow forecasting and many more.


What are the business activities covered under excise tax registration?

The business activities under excise tax registration include importing, exporting, manufacturing, trading, storing, and transporting excise goods.

How often does a business need to file excise tax in UAE?

Any business registered under excise tax should file the excise tax return every month and within 15 days, the filing fee needs to be cleared.

What must be done when a business is asked to pay the excise tax?

When a business needs to undergo the excise tax payment process, it initially needs to register with the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) and submit the excise tax return every month. Once submitted, payment of the excise tax on the same date must be made.

What are the methods of Charging excise taxes?

The methods are,

  • Specific Excise Tax
  • Ad-Valorem Excise Tax