What is A Tax Stamp?

When we talk about tax stamps, we have to know what is a tax stamp and how does it work?

Tax stamps are also called excise stamp or fiscal stamp or duty stamp, They are a kind of self-adhesive label affixed to people’s daily consumer goods, such as cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, non-alcoholic beverages, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, fertilizer, and so on.

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Holographic excise tax stamps for various alcoholic products such as beer, wine, liquor, etc
Holographic excise tax stamps for various alcoholic products such as beer, wine, liquor, etc

Tax stamps are usually issued by the government and the state, and they can protect government tax revenues from counterfeit and smuggled taxable goods. Each tax paid product will be affixed with fiscal stamps as proof.

On the tax stamp, there is a governmental authority logo on it, QR code, and random numbers, of course, embedded with various security and anti-counterfeiting features.

Suzhou Imaging Laser focuses on manufacturing hologram tax stamps, which are produced by advanced hologram origination, has colorful optical dynamic change and high-level security feature. This is unmatched by ordinary printing products.

Holographic Duty Stamp Functions

On one hand, a holographic duty tax stamp is a sign that the tax has been collected by a governmental authority, usually the tax revenue department. In some countries, only with an excise stamp authorized by the government, the products can be sold in the market.

The taxes collected from cigarettes, alcohols consist of a big part of government tax revenue. Because daily consumption is so huge, especially tobacco and alcohol. According to the research, about 1 billion people smoke all over the world.

On the other hand, a product with an optical tax stamp indicates that this product is genuine, as it is with a visually strong optical appearance, help consumers to identify in some way. Due to this big amount and the profit-driving, smuggle and fraud tobaccos, alcohol, pharmaceuticals, etc are often founded in the market.

Hologram Tax Stamp Products for Cigarette, Pharmaceutical, Alcohol, Pesticides, and Fertilizer

At present, Suzhou Image Laser Company has self-developed about seven hologram tax stamps based on market demand, which is separately used for different industries, including tobacco, medicine, alcohol beverage, non-alcohol beverage, agricultural products (pesticides and fertilizers). You can choose the fiscal stamp products you are interested in for detailed consultation.

How Do Optical Fiscal Stamps Work?

As the technology developing, anti-counterfeiting industries have made breakthroughs for how to make a high-security level optical fiscal stamp and make it more and more difficult to duplicate. To ensure governmental authority tax revenue and protect people’s life and health. Because smuggles cigarettes, alcohol, or pharmaceutical may be very harmful to our bodies.

Suzhou Image Laser has been specializing in optical security technologies for 2 decades. Optical security is easy to identify by consumers, and with hidden information for authority to check if the product is genuine or not.

These adhesive tax stamp labels with optical anti-counterfeiting technology are often used in combination with QR codes. The combination is an effective method to combat counterfeiting activities. Because QR code is a digital authentication way to verify the products’ origin, manufacturers’ information, and so on. Optical security and QR code have different functions and give a shield of the products when they are together.

As for the optical security, it’s very difficult to duplicate because it’s made of micro nanotechnologies, the micron structure on the excise stamp is unique. Suzhou Image Laser has three-level optical security features, overt security, covert security, and forensic security.


To make a conclusion, technology is developing fast and higher security features are more and more used for tax stamps. And Suzhou Image Laser is also a pioneer devoting to this industry, to fight against the illegal activities.

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