Member update on plastic packaging tax

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Member update on plastic packaging tax

The plastic packaging tax comes into force on the 1 April 2022. PAGB has pulled together a brief overview of plastic packaging tax, including links to guidance. The presentation contains links to two decision tree documents, produced by HMRC, which will help to:

  • Determine if plastic packaging is in scope of the tax, and
  • Confirm who is required to pay tax on the plastic packaging.

HMRC is hosting two webinars which you may find useful.

Webinar 1: Introduction to plastic packaging tax

This webinar will cover how the tax will operate including:

  • What plastic packaging the tax applies to
  • Who is responsible for paying and accounting for the tax
  • What information is needed for your tax returns and record keeping

Webinar 1 is running on Friday 18 February at 1.45 – 2.45 and Friday 25 February 1.45 – 2.45Sign up for webinar 1

Webinar 2: Administrative and technical aspects

This webinar will cover the technical points about recycled plastic and exemptions from the tax including:

  • How to claim tax credits
  • Allowable sources of recycled plastic
  • Methods for calculating or evidencing recycled plastic content and weight of packaging components
  • Supply chain responsibilities

Webinar 2 is running on Tuesday 22 February 9.45 – 10.45 and Monday 28 February 1.45 – 2.45Sign up for webinar 2Recording of both webinars will be available online afterwards, however, questions asked during the session will only be available to those who join live.

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