Plastic Packaging Tax

Are you a business that manufactures or imports plastic packaging? If so, sign-up for HMRC’s Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) webinars to learn more about what you need to do before the tax comes into force on 1‌‌ ‌April ‌‌2022.

HMRC’s webinars will give you the further information you need to get ready for the tax and the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the administration of the tax. So, if you’re a business that manufactures or imports plastic packaging sign-up now for the following:

Introduction to Plastic Packaging Tax: This webinar will cover how the tax will operate. Topics will include: • what plastic packaging the tax applies to   • who is responsible for paying and accounting   • tax returns (reporting) and record keeping.  Register here

Plastic Packaging Tax – admin and technical aspects: This webinar will cover the technical points about recycled plastic and exemptions from the tax. Topics will include:  • exports and tax credits   • supply chain responsibilities   • types of recycling, calculating   • evidencing weight of packaging   • evidence for exemptions. Register here

Recorded webinars will be available online after the events have ended. However, questions asked during the session will only be available to those who join live. 

Overview of PPT The tax aims to encourage the use of recycled plastic instead of new plastic within plastic packaging. It will be charged at a rate of £200 per tonne on plastic packaging manufactured in or imported into the UK, including packaging that already contains goods when it is imported, such as bottles filled with drinks.  If all the plastic packaging that you manufacture or import contains at least 30% recycled plastic, you will not need to pay the tax, but you may still need to register.

Further information  In the meantime, you can check if your plastic packaging is in the scope of the tax and if you need to register online from April‌‌ ‌2022. Visit Get your business ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax for more information and updates. HMRC have also developed step-by-step guides to help businesses to determine: • whether the packaging they manufacture or import is within scope of the tax   • whether they are liable to register and account for the tax on the packaging they manufacture and/or import. Please find additional guides on LinkedIn to ‘Is your packaging in scope of Plastic Packaging Tax?‘ and ‘Are you liable to register for Plastic Packaging Tax?‘.

Stay up to date on Plastic Packaging Tax  If you would like to receive further updates about Plastic Packaging Tax, such as when additional guidance will be published, you can join the PPT mailing list by emailing with ‘Mailing list’ in the subject header.

Information from HMRC Plastic Packaging Tax Team

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