4,000 more products to be added to UAE's excise tax list


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The total number of taxed products will now reach 13,000.

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Published: Thu 31 Oct 2019, 2:56 PM

The Federal Tax Authority has said that the prices of 4,000 more products will be affected by the new excise tax, set to be implemented on December 1, 2019.

Khalid Ali Al Bustani, Director-General of the Federal Tax Authority, said that the total number of products included in the selective tax will reach 13,000, including the previous 9,000 products added before, Arabic daily Emarat Al Youm said.

Additionally, he reiterated that the minimum cost for tobacco products is 40 fils per cigarette, which makes it Dh8 for a pack of 20.

He added that for shisha tobacco, the excise cost will be10 fils for one gram, which makes it Dh25 for a 250g pack.

He added that the authority is developing an app that allows consumer to check the cigarettes' barcode to see if the product is genuine or counterfeit, and it will be launched by the end of next year.

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