Packaging tax abolished

Packaging tax was abolished on 1 January 2013. This has consequences for accessing the secure section for packaging tax on our website. Moreover, the Waste Management Contribution for Packaging (Afvalbeheersbijdrage Verpakkingen) was introduced on 1 January 2013.

Access to secure section for packaging tax cancelled

Until 1 January 2014, you could log into the secure section for packaging tax on our website using your user name and password. After this date, you can no longer log in and access your data. If you still want to save any data, you should do so before 1 January 2014. You are obliged to retain your data for 7 years.

Sector agreements for packaging tax cancelled

Agreements were made earlier with various sectors about a simplification of the packaging tax return. If you filed a statement or tax return, you took these agreements into account. All sector agreements made were cancelled on 1 January 2013.

Direct debit collection cancelled

Did you authorise us to directly debit the packaging tax to your bank account? This authorisation will be cancelled automatically; you need not contact us or your bank.

Waste Management Contribution for Packaging

The Waste Management Contribution for Packaging has been applicable since 1 January 2013. Businesses that bring at least 50,000 kilograms of packaging material into the market must pay this contribution. The Packaging Waste Fund (Afvalfonds Verpakkingen) is responsible for the implementation of this contribution. More information about this can be found at


If you have any questions, you can call the Packaging Tax Help Desk (Helpdesk verpakkingenbelasting): 06 - 54 72 58 46, open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.

You can also contact us in writing. Send your letter to:

Belastingdienst/kantoor Arnhem

t.a.v. Verpakkingenbelasting

Postbus 9001

6800 DB Arnhem

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