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The Plastic Packaging Tax

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The Plastic Packaging Tax

3-hour course

Course overview

**This is a recording of our live online course which took place on 25th April 2022**

The new Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into effect on 1st April 2022 and will be levied on UK businesses that use plastic in their packaging, whether manufactured in this country or imported. This will impact a wide variety of sectors and if you are likely to be affected, you will need to appreciate the implications of the tax in order to help your business manage the additional costs. 

This 3-hour online course will help you to fully understand how the tax will work and precisely what you need to do to be fully compliant and avoid potential penalties.

The course will provide real practical advice on applying the new tax and help you avoid the many complicated issues that businesses using plastic packaging are facing. Our expert presenter uses clear examples and illustrations to demonstrate what you need to do to prepare for, administer and report the tax in your business.

What will be covered

This webinar will cover the following areas…

  • The background to the PPT and legal framework
  • Application of the tax
  • Exemptions
  • Accounting for the tax
  • Supply chain implications
  • Penalties and liabilities
  • Recommended actions and further guidance

What will you learn?

This course will answer the following questions

  • What is the purpose of the new tax?
  • Which businesses will need to register for the tax with HMRC?
  • What are the key dates in the implementation timetable?
  • Precisely which packaging is the tax being applied to?
  • What constitutes ‘finishing’ and ‘substantial modification’?
  • What are the rates and thresholds?
  • How is it applied to domestic products?
  • How is the tax applied to imports?
  • How are the rules different for products intended for export?
  • Which packaging is exempt?
  • When may the payment of the tax be deferred?
  • How does the tax apply to recycled or biodegradable plastic?
  • How should it be accounted for?
  • What records need to be kept?
  • What documents count as evidence for applying an exemption or proving the totals are underweight?
  • What must be reported on the tax return?
  • What are the implications for existing contracts with suppliers and customers?
  • What other supply chain issues need to be considered?
  • What due diligence checks should you perform?
  • Who is responsible for paying?
  • What are the penalties for non-payment and who is liable?
  • In what circumstances would joint and several liability apply?
  • What support and information is available should difficulties arise?

Who should attend?

This course is essential training for any financial controllers, directors, consultants, managers or tax administrators working with a company that uses plastic packaging.