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Saudi Arabia: Excise tax on drinks, electronic cigarettes

Saudi Arabia: Excise tax on drinks

General Authority of Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has determined excise tax will apply for the following products:


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  • Sugary drinks with an excise tax rate of 50%
  • Electronic cigarette and other electronic smoking tools with an excise tax rate of 100%
  • Electronic cigarette fluids with an excise tax rate of 100%

The measures concerning e-cigarette products have an immediate effective date. The effective date for the excise tax on sugary drinks has not been established.

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