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Excise Tax Return Filing

Excise Tax Return Filing Services In Dubai

The excise duty on taxable units was introduced in October 2017 in the United Arab Emirates. The main objective is to control the consumption of excisable goods and their harmful effects on health. A person dealing in certain categories of goods is required to register for excise duty. Therefore, according to the tax laws and regulations, the subject is also required to submit an accurate excise duty declaration filed in the UAE. BestaxCA provides excellent services to ensure that the tax return is submitted on time and with the least chance of error. We understand and implement all the legal provisions required for filing tax returns in the UAE:

Filing excise tax returns

Filing an excise duty return means recording the amount of excise duty paid at the end of each tax period. The submission of the forms is done entirely online via the official FTA portal, as manual submissions are no longer acceptable. The excise declaration form is available in both languages (English or Arabic) and the applicant may choose one or both of them. Our consultants are fluent in both languages and offer excise duty declaration services to both domestic and international clients.

When do I need to submit my excise declarations in the UAE?

The Executive Decree of the Excise Tax Law stipulates that when taxable entities obtain an excise tax registration, they are required to file excise tax returns periodically in the UAE. These must be submitted within 15 days after the end of each tax period. The tax period is generally referred to as one calendar month. Excise duties must be submitted and paid within this time limit in accordance with the Tax Procedures Law in order to avoid FTA penalties.

Consequences of late submission of the excise duty return

Filing a UAE excise duty declaration is a very important procedure as it is the official way of reporting excisable goods that are manufactured, imported, and stored. Penalties may be imposed by the Federal Tax Authority on a company that fails to file excise declarations or fails to file them at all. This scenario could best be addressed by tax consultants in the UAE who will file excise declarations within the prescribed time even if the excise duty has already been paid.

How can I pay my excise duty liability?

The taxpayer is obliged to pay the tax due on the same date as the tax return is filed. The duty payable must be paid when importing excisable goods.

How to submit an excise duty declaration in the UAE

Filing an excise duty return is an online document available on the official website of the Federal Tax Authority. The process is completed by submitting the following forms (as applicable) with the declaration application.

  1. Excise Declaration Forms

The details of each excise return will be automatically entered into the excise return at the end of the monthly return. The following declaration forms must be submitted to the FTA for customs formalities:

  • Imports of excise goods
  • Release of excise goods from designated areas
  1. Excise duty liability forms

The following excise obligation forms shall be submitted on a monthly basis:

  • No customs certificate is required for the release of excise goods from a designated zone.
  • Tax liability for the production of excise goods
  1. Excise duty on savings

No separate declaration form is required for excise goods that have been accumulated. The amount of tax payable on stocks of excise goods may be entered manually.

  1. Excise duty to be deducted

The excise duty to be deducted shall be filled in monthly. Once the excise duty to be deducted has been submitted, all the data are stored for the submission of the excise duty return.

Before final submission, the applicant should carefully check the information entered in the mandatory field. It is important to avoid errors and unnecessary delays in the submission of the excise duty return.

Why choose us?

BestaxCA has a team of well-qualified and certified tax advisors in Dubai. We provide professional excise and VAT advisory services to local and international clients. To make your accounting compliant with excise tax requirements, we offer a wide range of excise tax registration, deregistration, return filing, refund, pre-examination health check, and last but not least, excise tax advisory services. After excise registration, most taxable persons get stuck in the process of filing an excise return in the UAE. Don’t worry, our consultants have taken care of you and fulfilled all the compliance obligations while filing the excise return. We review all your financial transactions, and all declaration forms and identify risks related to excise duty regulations. Our tax consultants ensure that your excise duty return documentation is error-free and that you do not encounter any problems while the FTA audits your excise stocks. Feel safe and contact us!

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