Tax and Revenue Stamps

What We Do

Many governments are losing revenue in the millions each year to illicit trade of tobacco, alcohol and pharmaceutical products. To recover lost tax revenue, it is essential to secure the supply chain. Once products are manufactured in one country and cross international borders to be consumed in another country, the opportunities for revenue evasion are considerable.

Authentix offers technologies that can support a variety of tax stamp programs such as traditional programs relying upon basic secure tax stamps, digital excise tax recovery programs where a unique, encrypted code is printed directly onto the item, or hybrid tax stamp programs where a tax stamp contains an encrypted bar code in addition to a collection of overt and covert security features. Digital markings and hybrid stamps provide tracking information which enables an efficient collection of excise taxes. At the heart of these programs is the Authentix TransAct™ digital tax stamp solution  which collects the data provided by enforcement agents and approved manufacturers.

Paper stamps are traditionally-applied labels enhanced with covert markers. Authentix is able to incorporate its machine readable covert features, forensic features, overt security materials, and encrypted bar code solutions into any of these tax stamp program approaches.

Our stamps are integrated with a track and trace solution that enables online and offline verification and supply chain monitoring. Our tax stamps feature a complex, layered security design with up to 25 different security features including multi-factor authentication.



High security tax stamps offer you and your customer the following:
  • Track and trace is designed to monitor the secure movement of goods throughout the supply chain. Governments can meet their obligations under the WHO FCTC Protocol on the Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
  • Verification of the stated volume of products manufactured to establish the excise tax due.
  • Authentication is achieved using over 30 covert and overt identifiers on each individual stamp to help consumers and government inspectors determine genuine products from counterfeits.

For more information please contact us to discuss your security print requirements.


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