Excise Tax

Enhance the internal excise tax function

Reduce your excise tax liabilities in the short and long term  

Taking a proactive approach on excise tax can make all the difference.

Companies must meet reporting requirements on all federal and state excise tax they pay, whether on heavy vehicles, motor fuel, communication equipment, airline tickets or beyond. In-house tax departments may lack the resources to meet all compliance requirements or recognize recoverable refunds. 

BDO’s professionals have deep experience in conducting detailed excise tax reviews to assess internal processes and plan implementation of improvements. These reviews can include enhancements for efficiency that confirm excise tax reporting meets all requirements and includes a process to recover refunds as applicable. Reviewing this function is particularly important if a company is under audit or has a history of large excise tax assessments. 

Excise tax reviews can yield cash recovery of refunds, help mitigate risk, identify gaps in internal processes and highlight opportunities for automation.  

How BDO Can Help


Recover Refunds 

Evaluate the internal excise tax function to help ensure reporting includes a corresponding process to recover an excise tax refund as applicable. 


Achieve Compliance 

Leverage excise tax compliance services to simplify complexity and confirm all government reporting requirements are met across the organization. 


Enhance Processes 

Review internal processes to identify fractures, help mitigate risk and plan for improvements, including how to harness technology and automation.


Automate with Technology 

Identify automation opportunities through diagnostic analysis, software selection and development of custom solutions for compliance reporting. 


Defend Audits 

Get assistance with audit defense from experienced advisors if gaps in excise tax reporting processes have triggered review by government authorities.

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