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More HMRC support on plastic packaging tax


Published: 11 Oct 2021 Update History

HMRC is hosting free webinars to help businesses affected by the introduction of the plastic packaging tax to understand the regime. It is also looking for feedback on the associated service from individuals accessing their organisation’s liability.

On 22 November, HMRC is delivering an overview webinar on the new plastic packaging tax (PPT), which comes into force from 1 April 2022. Aimed at UK businesses that manufacture or import plastic packaging, the webinar will cover

  • what plastic packaging the tax applies to;
  • who is responsible for paying and accounting;
  • tax returns (reporting); and
  • record keeping.

The free hour-long webinar will take place on Monday 22 November at 13:45. A recording of the session will be available afterwards. Find out more and sign up.

HMRC is planning a second webinar covering the technical details and evidence aspects of the tax, and details will be confirmed in due course.

Feedback on PPT service

HMRC has also confirmed that its project team would like to get feedback on the plastic packaging tax service. It is initially conducting research sessions during October and November 2021 in advance of the service going live, with further research sessions being held through to April 2022.

The team would like to meet with people working in organisations who will assess liability for the PPT with a need to register for tax services, file returns and make payments to get insight and test HMRC’s service journey.

Organisations wanting to participate in a research session should contact ruth.clark@hmrc.gov.uk, providing a contact name and email address of a suitable person that HMRC can speak with.

Once HMRC receives the contact details, over the next few weeks the HMRC research services team may be in contact with further details on how to take part. The session will take no longer than an hour.

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