Declare Excise Duty on tobacco goods released from a warehouse

Tell HMRC about Excise Duty due on tobacco goods to be released from a warehouse.


Declare Excise Duty on tobacco goods (W6)

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You can inform HMRC about Excise Duty on tobacco goods to be released from a warehouse by using the Alcohol and Tobacco Warehousing Declaration (ATWD) online service, or the paper form W6.

If you want to use the online service you’ll need to enrol and activate your account if you have not used it before.

If you use the W6 form you should print it off, fill it in and post it to:

National Warrant Processing Unit (NWPU)
Excise Processing Teams
Ground Floor
Portcullis House
21 India Street
G2 4PZ

Email HMRC to ask for this form in Welsh (Cymraeg).

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Published 4 April 2014
Last updated 20 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. The postal address for paper forms has changed, and a link to the ATWD online service has been added to the page.
  2. First published.