Excise Tax Registration & Filing

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All businesses in the UAE that manufacture, import or stockpile excise goods, or anticipate doing so, are mandatorily required to register for the Federal Excise Tax in the UAE.

Excise Goods have the following TAX rates:

Some companies are needed to register for excise tax even when they are not manufactures or importers of excise goods. For instance, if anyone comes under the category of stockpiling of excise goods before the federal excise tax introduction. Another instant would be when the entity is not registered for excise tax in the UAE, but the excise goods are being discharged from a designated zone. Hence, dutiable activities cannot be carried out by any organization in the UAE unless excise tax has been registered for.

Procedure for Excise Tax Registration

Industries can register using the Online Excise Tax registration UAE link given on Federal Tax Authority portal. This procedure usually takes not more than 20mins. It is advised to make sure that all entries on the form are correctly saved. Please also note that in case you have inactive for 10 minutes or more you automatically get logged out for security purposes. Once the application has been approved, a Tax Registration Number will be generated, based on which the tax return can be submitted. Simultaneously the online excise payment will also be activated, and all services and payments related to excise tax will be readily available on the portal.


In the course of the excise registration procedure in the UAE, the business (depending on the company profile) requires submitting various relevant documents.

Hence, it is recommended that the following documents are available with the

In many cases, the copies of these credentials are required to be uploaded. Only the following file formats are accepted:  PDF, JPG, PNG, & JPEG. The individual file size limit is 2 MB.

For further clarifications and advice on Excise Tax in Dubai, please feel free to contact our team at Brooks Management Consultancies.

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