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President Khalifa issues federal excise tax law

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Aug. 21, 17 | 1:43 pm

President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued Federal Decree-Law No. 07 of 2017, Excise Tax Rates, that shall be imposed on the “excise goods”, which are subject to a decision by the Council of Ministers, upon the recommendation of the Minister of Finance, provided that the tax rates do not exceed 200% of the excise price.

At its 37th meeting in December 2016, the Supreme Council of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) issued a resolution on excise goods list, which contains tobacco products, energy drinks and certain soft drinks.

“As President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa issues Federal Decree-Law No. 07 of 2017 on Excise Tax, the UAE takes a great leap forward,” said HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and Minister of Finance.

“The Excise Tax will help us build a healthier and safer society. This tax is set to discourage the consumption of products that negatively impact the environment and, more importantly, people’s health, while the revenues it generates will go towards supporting advanced services for all members of society,” HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid added.

The new legislation requires excise tax to be imposed on (1) certain activities around specific “excise goods”; (2) activities such as the production or importation of excise goods in to the UAE; and (3) the stockpiling of excise goods in the UAE, where these activities occur during doing business.

Moreover, the due tax is the responsibility of the person who conducts any of these activities. If excise goods are released from a designated zone (and where payable tax has not been paid previously), the responsibility is on the warehouse keeper to pay the tax.

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