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  • Excise return and instructions

    These instructions will help you to complete the Excise return form (NAT 4285).

    Complete an Excise return form to

    • report excise liabilities arising under a periodic settlement permission. Returns need to be lodged for every period (generally weekly or monthly, in accordance with your periodic settlement permission), even if you haven't delivered any goods for the period.
    • request authorisation to deliver excisable goods into home consumption.

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    Last modified: 29 Jan 2020QC 21424