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The Sin Tax reinstated at 100% on Alcohol and related products
Oman
The Sin Tax reinstated at 100% on Alcohol and related products
Yasmin Gogi on 08 July 2020
The Ministry of Finance announced that from 1st July 2020, the Sin Tax earlier imposed on production as well as its import on Alcohol and Alcohol products would..
Excise Tax Public Clarification regarding postponement of implementation of the final step of Phase Two of Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme' released by FTA
UAE
Excise Tax Public Clarification regarding postponement of implementation of the final step of Phase Two of Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme' released by FTA
Ketan Mangla on 02 June 2020
The UAEsFederal Tax Authority (FTA) has issued a Public Clarification EXTP006 regarding the postponement of the implementation of the final step of Phase Two of..
 FTA Clarifies Measures Implemented regarding DTS
UAE
FTA Clarifies Measures Implemented regarding DTS
Tanvi on 02 June 2020
UAEsFederal Tax Authority (FTA) has asserted that its recent decision to postpone the final step of phase two of the Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme..
UAE postpones ban on water pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamps to 2021
UAE
UAE postpones ban on water pipe tobacco, e-cigarettes without digital tax stamps to 2021
Ketan Mangla on 27 May 2020
UAEsFederal Tax Authority (FTA) has decided to postpone the implementation of the ban on supplying, transferring, storing, and possession of water pipe tobacco ..
FTA defers Excise Tax Payment
UAE
FTA defers Excise Tax Payment
Ali on 14 April 2020
UAEs Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has decided to extend the tax period for businesses registered for Excise Tax, which commenced on 1/3/2020 for one month on an ..
FTA  releases Public clarification EXP005 on
UAE
FTA releases Public clarification EXP005 on "Renewal of Designated Zone Registrations"
Alina on 03 March 2020
The UAEs Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has published a public clarification EXP005 for renewal of designated zone registrations for excise tax purposes. The Desig..
UAE bans import of unmarked tobacco water-pipes, electrically-heated products
UAE
UAE bans import of unmarked tobacco water-pipes, electrically-heated products
Salma on 02 March 2020
As a part of Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme , in the second phase which started on 2nd March 2020, the Federal Tax Authority (FTA ) has bannedthe ..
FTA issues Public Clarification EXTP004 regarding Deregistration of Stockpilers
UAE
FTA issues Public Clarification EXTP004 regarding Deregistration of Stockpilers
Traya Roy on 13 February 2020
Public Clarification EXTP004 issued by the Federal Tax Authority (FTA) provides guidance on situations where stockpilers may be allowed to deregister where less..
New Saudi tax on sugary drinks set to have 'limited impact'
KSA
New Saudi tax on sugary drinks set to have 'limited impact'
Mohamed on 20 January 2020
The imposition of 50 percent excise tax on sugary drinks will only have a short-term impact on the supply chain including manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers ..
FTA issues updated Excise Tax Return Guide
UAE
FTA issues updated Excise Tax Return Guide
Prerna Saraogi on 08 January 2020
UAEs Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has issued an updated version of Excise Tax Return User Guide ..

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