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It’s “Plastic-Free July”! Or is it?

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Did you know its “Plastic Free July”? And did you know that affected companies need to submit their first plastic packaging return this month?

Plastic-free July started in Western Australia in 2011 and is now an annual event in over 150 countries; the aim of which is to educate consumers into reducing their use of plastics and thereby reduce pollution.

It’s a worthy idea and one which we should all work towards every day, not just in July, but it’s also a timely reminder for importers and manufacturers of plastic packaging in the UK.

Is your company ready to submit its plastic packaging tax return?

Importers and manufacturers of plastic packaging in the UK should be aware of the UK’s plastic packaging tax (PPT) took effect from 1 April 2022 and whether it affects them.

If it does affect them, they need to submit and make payment of their first plastic packaging tax return by 29th July 2022 for the tax period up to 30th June 2022. They will be able to do so on the government gateway from 1st July 2022.

So don’t put off registering, submitting and paying.

Next steps

If you have any questions about how this will affect your company, or ways you could reduce your tax bill, please get in touch.

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