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Spain issues supplementary legislation on Single Use Plastic Tax

4th Jan 2023

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The Spanish government has approved Order HFP/1314/2022 which establishes the format for registration, record-keeping and reporting requirements for the non-reusable plastic packaging tax.


Spain’s plastic tax took effect on 1 January 2023 and affects manufacturers, importers and intra-community purchasers. A threshold of 5kg of non-recycled plastic packaging per month applies. The tax rate is 0.45 Euros per kg.


Obligated companies should familiarise themselves with the new requirements and those located outside of Spain should additionally appoint a tax representative. – BOE-A-2022-23749 Order HFP/1314/2022, of 28 December, approving form 592 “Special tax on non-reusable plastic containers. Self-assessment” and form A22 “Special tax on non-reusable plastic containers. Application for return”, determine the form and procedure for its presentation, and regulate the registration in the Territorial Registry, the keeping of accounts and the presentation of the stock record book.

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