- A form of tax charged on goods produced or sold within a country, or on some services provided
- A type of tax usually imposed on certain rights or privileges, and commonly collected via a license or similar fee
- An excise was imposed on the production of tobacco to discourage its consumption due to health issues.
- Some companies are subjected to excise for the privilege of operating in certain industries.
- To legally distribute wine in the state, the owner had to pay an excise fee.