The following goods are subject to excise duty:
Excise Duty Rates
At present the following excise duty rates are in effect in Lithuania:
For ethyl alcohol and alcoholic beverages (per hectolitre of product):
|Wine made of fresh grapes and other fermented beverages:
For manufactured tobacco:
|Cigars and cigarillos:
Heated tobacco products and alternative products to them, electronic cigarette liquid and raw tobacco:
Heated tobacco products and alternative products to them:
Electronic cigarette liquids:
For energy products:
Gas oils (diesel fuels):
Gas oil for heating:
|Gas oil used for agricultural and fishing activities in agricultural machinery and in the engines of fishing yessels:
|Liquid fuels (heavy fuel oils):
|Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG):
used as heating fuel:
used as motor fuels – EUR 0 (per MWh)
used for other purposes – EUR 23,60 (per MWh)
For coal, coke, lignite and peat for heating (per ton of product):
|Coke and lignite:
|Peat for heating:
For electricity (per MWh):
The owners of tax warehouses, registered consignees of excise goods or registered consignors of excise goods, importers, and in the cases provided for by law – also other persons, are liable to calculate and pay excise duty to the State budget.
Regulation in the European Union
Excise duty procedures are strictly regulated in the European Union, given that this tax, as a consumption tax, has a fundamental impact on the creation of an internal market without borders.
Council Directive (EU) 2020/262 of 19 December 2019 laying down the general arrangements for excise duty is the main document establishing the excise system (i. e. the system of tax warehouses, excise duty suspension arrangement, obligations of taxpayers etc.).
Other directives concerning individual groups of excise objects and laying down the structure of taxation and minimum excise duty rates:
Regulation in Lithuania
Republic of Lithuania Law on Excise Duties No. I-429 adopted on 12 April 1994, which has been in force from 22 April 1994 to 30 June 2002.
A new version of Republic of Lithuania Law on Excise Duties No. IX-569 came into force on 1 July 2002, which has implemented all the main provisions of the European Union legislation regulating excise duty arrangements. However, the provisions whose application was only possible after Lithuania has become a member of the European Union and certain provisions on the harmonisation of excise duty rates have not been transposed into the Law.
Republic of Lithuania Law Amending the Law on Excise Duties No. IX-1987 adopted on 29 January 2004, which came into force on 1 May 2004. This Law has fully transposed the provisions of the European Union legislation regulating the arrangements for excise duty, with the exception of the provisions for transposition of which Lithuania has been granted a transitional period.
Republic of Lithuania Law Amending the Law on Excise Duties No. XI-722 adopted on 1 April 2010, which transposed the provisions of the Council Directive 2008/118/EC of 16 December 2008 concerning the general arrangements for excise duty and repealing Directive 92/12/EEC, providing for the movement and control of excise goods under a duty suspension arrangement in all Member States of the European Union to be carried out in the computerised control system for the movement of excise goods by means of electronic administrative documents.
Clarifications of the Provisions of the Law on Excise Duties
Taxpayers wishing to receive advice on the payment of excise duties or information about the application of the Republic of Lithuania Law on Excise Duties and relevant bylaws, following the provisions of the Republic of the Lithuania Law on Tax Administration, should approach the State Tax Inspectorate.