Traditional African Beer

WHAT IS IT?

Traditional African Beer may generally be defined as “non-clear beer made from sorghum or malt with an alcoholic strength of usually less than 5 per cent per volume” and is subject to the payment of Excise Duty if consumed within the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

WHO IS IT FOR?

Excise Duty on Traditional African Beer is payable by manufacturers of these products throughout the SACU. 

WHAT STEPS MUST I TAKE?

Relevant entities in the RSA must license with SARS Excise before they start to manufacture or otherwise deal in Traditional African Beer on which the applicable Excise Duty has not yet been paid. 

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY EXCISE ACCOUNT?

All licensees must be registered for eFiling as the submission and payment of accounts can only be made via eFiling. The following process should be followed:

  • Register on eFiling;
  • Once registered, log on;
  • Click on the Request Declaration button;
  • Insert the warehouse number;
  • Click on Continue and the form will be generated.

If clients are not able to access the eFiling service, they must contact the nearest SARS Excise Branch Office for assistance. 

WHEN AND HOW SHOULD IT BE PAID?

The applicable Excise Duty on Traditional African Beer is self-assessed by licensed manufacturers per monthly Excise account and paid to SARS via eFiling. 

Click here to see the Current Rates.

Related Documents

DA 133 – Return in respect of Spirits – External Form

DA 185 – Application form – Registration or Licensing of Customs and Excise Clients – External Form

DA 185 4A9 – Registration Client Type 4A9 – Non-commercial manufacturer of biofuel – External Form

DA 185.4A14 – Registration Client Type 4A14 – Registered still – External Form

DA 185.4A15 – Registration Client Type 4A15 – Manufacture of excisable goods solely for own use – External Form

DA 185.4A16 – Client Type 4A16 – Non-commercial manufacturer of sugary beverages – External Form

DA 185.4A17 – Registration Client Type 4A17 – Tobacco Leaf Dealer – External Form

DA 185.4B11 – Licensing Client Type 4B11 – Distillation of spirits by an agricultural distiller – External Form

DA 185.4B12 – Licensing Client Type 4B12 – To own, possess or keep stills – External Form

DA 185.4B13 – Licensing Client Type 4B13 – To manufacture or import stills for sale or repair stills – External Form

DA 185.4B14 – Licensing Client Type 4B14 – Degrouping depot – External Form

DA 185.4B15 – Licensing Client Type 4B15 – Searcher of or searching for wreck – External Form

DA 185.4B16 – Licensing Client Type 4B16 – Container depot – External Form

DA 260 – Excise Account – Traditional African Beer and Alcohol Powder Products (SVM) – Special manufacturing warehouse – External Forms

DA185 4B1 – Licensing Client Type 4B1 – Special Manufacturing Warehouse – External Form

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