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Sage 200 - Plastic Packaging Tax

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This article explains our current product approach to Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) for Sage 200.


Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) is a new tax that will apply from the 01 April 2022 to businesses that use plastic packaging manufactured in, or imported into the UK, that does not contain at least 30% recycled plastic. Plastic packaging is packaging that is predominantly plastic by weight.

Handling PPT involves more than any potential information held or transactions processed within your Sage solution, it requires an assessment  of how it applies to your organisation, further review in your supply chain, processes, the information being capturing, record keeping in regard to stock and much more. As the story of PPT is still being written, no changes will be made to Sage 200 at this time. This is something we will continue to review and we have a survey available to understand your views.

Sage 200 does not currently have the ability to support Plastic Packaging Tax in any capacity, including but not limited to records and calculations. At this time, it would be most appropriate to keep detailed records outside of Sage 200 and this should include doing a review of tax treatment to apply to products you are importing or manufacturing within the UK to understand if they are applicable to PPT.

You may wish to consider using an analysis code to flag which of your product records are subject to PPT.

Due to the nature of the tax, the complexities involved it’s important that you seek specialist guidance.

As guidance evolves including information on the return, and information to be recorded on invoices we’ll update this article.