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United Kingdom Tax Agency Extends Comment Deadline on Plastic Packaging Tax

May 1, 2020, 5:00 AM

The United Kingdom HM Revenue and Customs April 28 extended the comment deadline to Aug. 20 from May 20 for the consultation on implementing the plastic packaging tax, effective April 2022. The topics covered include: 1) the scope of the tax; 2) the rate of 200 British pounds (US$249) per ton for packaging that doesn’t include at least 30 percent recycled plastic; 3) the treatment of exports; 4) the exemption for small entities; 5) registration and reporting procedures; 6) compliance requirements; and 7) commercial practices impacted by the tax. The measures were announced as part of the 2020 budget. [United ...

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