Skip to content Skip to footer

Loading Results

Excise tax consulting

Helping companies navigate excise tax and uncover opportunities

Simplifying excise tax

Excise taxpayers contend with complex taxing regimes that require detailed reporting. Dependent upon the specific tax, the manufacturer, importer, wholesaler or other respective company must produce accurate calculations and supporting documentation while interpreting often dated guidance and apply it to increasingly challenging data environments. As a result, companies often overpay excise taxes and rely on inefficient compliance processes (e.g., reconciliations, return preparation). Over the past ten years, PwC’s federal and state excise tax professionals have assisted taxpayers in obtaining significant excise tax savings through both refunds and improved compliance processes.

For these companies, PwC can help:

  • implement an integrated excise tax compliance system

  • by providing technical memoranda or opinions

  • by defending them while under audit and represent them during appeals

  • support them during mergers/acquisitions

  • with registrations and permits

  • by performing compliance services

  • reduce risk, and potentially recover overpayments in a complex federal and state excise tax landscape.

Our full-service excise tax consulting capability comes from combining the tax technical depth of our Washington National Tax Services professionals, automation specialization of PwC Advisory and the practical experience of our dedicated excise tax team members. Over the past ten years, PwC’s federal and state excise tax professionals have assisted taxpayers in obtaining significant excise tax refunds.

PwC can help with:
  • Affordable Care Act Excise Taxes (e.g., medical device excise tax)

  • Air Transportation Excise Taxes

  • Beer, Wine and Distilled Spirits Excise Taxes

  • Environmental Excise Taxes

  • Firearms and Ammunition Excise Taxes

  • Heavy Truck and Trailer Excise Taxes

  • Motor Fuel Excise Taxes

  • Ozone Depleting Chemical Excise Taxes

  • Wagering Excise Taxes

  • Tire Excise Taxes

  • Tobacco Excise Taxes

  • Miscellaneous Federal and State Excise Taxes

Senate-passed infrastructure bill would reinstate superfund excise taxes

The US Senate on August 10 passed, 69-30, a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill (HR 3684, the ‘‘Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act”), with $550 billion in new infrastructure spending that would be offset by a combination of tax and non-tax provisions. The offsets include a provision to reinstate the hazardous substance Superfund excise taxes on chemical manufacturing and imports (superfund excise taxes). The Senate-passed bill now goes to the House, where Democratic leaders have indicated that action on the bill may be delayed until and unless the Senate passes a ‘budget reconciliation’ spending and tax bill.

Learn more


Contact us

Andrew Nunes

Andrew Nunes

Partner, Indirect Tax, PwC US

Follow us

Required fields are marked with an asterisk(*)

By submitting your email address, you acknowledge that you have read the Privacy Statement and that you consent to our processing data in accordance with the Privacy Statement (including international transfers). If you change your mind at any time about wishing to receive the information from us, you can send us an email message using the Contact Us page.