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Plastic packaging tax

Register for Plastic Packaging Tax

You must register for Plastic Packaging Tax if you:

  • expect to import into the UK or manufacture in the UK 10 tonnes or more of finished plastic packaging components in the next 30 days
  • have imported into the UK or manufactured in the UK 10 tonnes or more of finished plastic packaging components since 1 April 2022

The 10 tonnes of plastic packaging components can be a combination of manufactured and imported packaging. You must register within 30 days of meeting the 10 tonnes threshold. You may need to pay a penalty if you do not.

You can find out how to register and what you will need here https://www.gov.uk/guidance/register-for-plastic-packaging-tax

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