December 30 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic: Dubai Customs Offers 80% Discount on Fines

Source: IBFD Tax Research Platform News

As part of the economic stimulus package, the Dubai Customs provides an 80% discount on fines for customs cases and violation detected or committed before 31 March 2020.

To avail of the discount, businesses and individuals must settle their customs cases and pay any charges due, including customs duties resulting from the cases, if any is due, before 31 December 2021. Eligible businesses are required to submit an online application with all relevant information specified in the Customs Notice No. 07/2020.

The fine reduction initiative applies to the following:

  • uncollected customs fines imposed by the judicial judgement;
  • remaining unpaid instalments where the customs fines are paid in instalments to Dubai Customs; and
  • remaining payable amounts for the cases under execution at the Dubai Courts.

The initiative was announced by the Dubai Customs on 25 November 2020.