Excise tax procedures and records | ECDP Group

Excise tax procedures and records

The complexity of issues related to excise tax makes it necessary to set up and implement internal operating procedures in respect of this particular tax. This service is dedicated in particular to tax warehouse keepers; registered consignees and consignors; intermediaries, including intermediary gas operators, coal, and tobacco operators; and producers of electricity.

The preparation of excise tax procedures has the following benefits:

  • A thorough review of excise-related processes being in place at your enterprise
  • The creation of correct operating models (templates)
  • The possibility to assign a particular set of duties to specific persons/departments in your company
  • Improved safety of the company’s executives who, should any problems occur, will be able to delegate responsibility for them to specific persons
  • Increased awareness and diligence among the employees engaged in excise-related work, ultimately making them more attentive to the Company’s interests

Preparing records and other excise-related documents

Many payers of excise tax find it difficult to prepare the right templates for excise records, declarations, statements, reports, etc. While the regulations in force require that such documentation be in place, no specific forms have been laid down as mandatory. Our service in this respect consists in the preparation of templates of records and other documents needed in the taxpayer’s business operations and specifying the exact manner in which they should be drawn up.

By having the templates of your records and other excise documents prepared by us you:

•    have the confidence that the documents (templates) comply with the applicable laws

•    avert the risk of being accused of misperformance by a tax authority

Registration as an excise payer or assistance in obtaining excise permits

A service in which we analyse the client’s needs and identify any obligations to which they may be subject with respect to excise tax. Depending on the scope of your order, the service may include:

•    drafting a legal opinion on the method of registration as an excise payer or the requirements to meet in order to obtain an excise permit, along with the indication of the requirements associated with running a given type of business

•    creating document templates (records, declarations, reports, statements, internal procedures, etc.) which are necessary in a given type of business

•    preparing or verifying applications and requests to be filed with tax authorities (e.g. a request for a permit to engage in specific excise tax activities, documents necessary to obtain an excise tax security, etc.)

•    representing the Client before tax authorities for the purpose of obtaining the status of excise taxpayer or receiving a relevant excise tax permit

•    through cooperation with a law firm, we can help you obtain licenses or permits provided for in separate regulations, e.g. the licences required under the energy law

The benefits brought about by the services:

•    an analysis of the Client’s needs and expectations for the purpose of verifying whether the proposed project is viable on the grounds of the Excise Tax Act

•    the business owner receives detailed information on the obligations he or she must meet

•    the client receives expertly prepared documents that are necessary to carry out or continue a given type of business subject to excise tax

•    the option to be represented before a tax authority allows the client to save time which they would have otherwise spent appearing in person before said authority

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